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Death and Birth Notices

BOYD — Monica C. (Monique) Boyd died Dec. 4, 2013, at the Cortland Park Nursing Facility in Cortland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at St Mary’s Church, Cortland. Interment will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Mass at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
SHERMAN — Charles Bert Sherman, 82, of St. James City, Pine Island, Fla. (formerly of Cortland, N.Y.), died Nov. 27, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Cortland. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

AUSTIN — Lewis J. Austin, 90, of Dryden, N.Y., formerly of Triangle, died Dec. 4, 2013. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the Nichols Funeral Home, 7323 119th St., Whitney Point. Burial will be in South St. Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the Nichols Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Sunday.

WHEELER — Priscilla R. Wheeler, 84, of Richford, N.Y., died Dec. 2, 2013. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lapeer Christian Church. Burial will be in Center Lisle Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the Lapeer Christian Church from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

COLEMAN — a son, Shelton Lee IV, 7 lbs. 6 oz., Nov. 18, 2013, to Shelton Lee Coleman III and Ashley Marie Chrysler, 10 Brink St., P.O. Box 166, Marathon, N.Y.
DURKEE — a son, Khyler James, 7 lbs. 14 oz., Nov. 26, 2013, to Ryan and Alyssa Bergman Durkee, 85 Bell Lane, Freeville, N.Y.
LEONARD — a daughter, Brigitte Brielle, 7 lbs. 15 oz., Nov. 9, 2013, to Kyle and Katelyn McDermott Leonard, 431 Countryside Lane, Grand Junction, Colo. The mother is a former resident of Homer, N.Y.
RAWSON — a son, Wyatt James, 8 lbs. 10 oz., Sept. 27, 2013, to Jesse and Lonni Petersen Rawson, 250 Coldbrook Road, Homer, N.Y.
RYAN — a son, Eli Jace, 8 lbs. 9 oz., Nov. 25, 2013, to Cori and Erin Halsey Ryan, 62 Prospect Terrace, Cortland, N.Y.
STEVENS — a daughter, Denise Elena Jeanne 7 lbs. 1 oz., Nov. 23, 2013, to Richard Stevens and Toni Fink, 26 Grant St., Apt. 2, Cortland, N.Y.
THOMAS — a daughter, Josette Nicole, 6 lbs. 14 oz., Nov. 16, 2013, to Amber Miller, 6495 Route 80, Apulia Station, N.Y.

BENTLEY — F. Russell “Russ” Bentley, 96, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 3, 2013, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center Nursing Facility. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc. 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Presbyterian Church, Cortland.
COWBURN — Nancy C. Cowburn (formerly Nancy Knickerbocker of Cincinnatus, N.Y.), 63, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Nov. 29, 2013, at the Hope Hospice Home in Fort Myers. There will be no memorial services at this time. A celebration of Nancy’s life will take place in the spring.

HUTTLESTON — Marian Rogers Huttleston, 93, died Dec. 1, 2013. She requested no funeral or memorial service.
MASCATO — Samuel P. Mascato Sr., 69, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Nov. 29, 2013, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church on
Route 13 in Cortland. A service will follow at 11 a.m.

BUTLER — Roger Butler, 72, of Atlanta, Ga., died Nov. 26, 2013, at Hospice in Cummings, Ga. Friends may call 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, N.Y. Spring interment will be in West Groton Cemetery.
CARDINAL — Carolyn Cardinal died Nov. 17, 2013, in Denver, Colo. Services will be Friday in Denver. A reception and burial will be Saturday at Nova Nada Monastery in Crestone, Colo.
COHEN — Martha Walsh Cohen, 62, of Lodi, N.Y., died Nov. 26, 2013, at Hospicare of Ithaca. A celebration of life will be 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 28 at La Tourelle Inn, Ithaca. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Wright Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.
CROUCH — Robert E. Crouch, 86, of Groton, N.Y., died Nov. 29, 2013, at home. Services will be at noon on Wednesday at the Groton Assembly of God. Interment will be in McLean Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time at the church, 701 S. Main St., Groton. Arrangements are with the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton.
DeRONDA — Kaye M. DeRonda, 48, of Spotsylvania County, Va., died Dec. 1, 2013, at her home. Friends may call 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Baptist Church, 1044 Plank Road, Fredericksbrug, Va. A service will follow at 6 p.m. Friends may also call 6 to 8 pm. Thursday at Barth Funeral Home, McGraw, N.Y. Interment will be at a later date in McGrawville Cemetery.
MITCHELL — Barbara J. Mitchell, 93, of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 30, 2013, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be at noon on Wednesday at the Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court St. Spring interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Preble. Friends may call 11 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
SENTER — E. Shirley Senter, 76, of Groton, N.Y., died Nov. 29, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home,103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. Spring interment will be in Groton Rural Cemetery. Friends may call immediately after the services at the Groton American Legion.
SHERMAN — Charles B. Sherman, 82, of St. James City, Fla., (formerly of Cortland, N.Y.) died Nov. 27, 2013. Arrangements entrusted to Affordable Cremations, A Dignified Alternative. A full obituary will follow.

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