Death and Birth Notices

MASTRONARDI — a daughter, Gianna Paula, 6 lbs. 8 oz., Dec. 5, 2009, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Anthony Mastronardi and Jill Jones, 1 Oakwood Building, Middletown, Pa. The parents are former Cortland residents.
PETAJA — a son, Sean Folda, 9 lbs. 5 oz., Oct. 16, 2009, in Arlington, Va., to Kyle and Danielle Folda Petaja, Alexandria, Va. The father is a former Cortland resident.

JOHNSON — Rita E. Johnson, 48, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Dec. 10, 2009. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Marathon. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Monday at the church.

RUMSEY — Sarah E. Rumsey, 90, formerly of Groton, N.Y., died Dec. 9, 2009, in Interlaken, at the Bixby Home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the North Lansing Cemetery.

KIERNAN — Theresa A. Kiernan, 90, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 8, 2009, at Aaron Manor in Fairport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.
PERKINS — Patrick Perkins, 41, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 8, 2009, at Northwoods at Cortland. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

BERGMAN — Connie Marie Pond Bergman, 43, died Dec. 6, 2009. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro, N.C.
CHAMBERLAIN — Patricia J. Chamberlain, 69, of 24396 County Route 54, Brownville, N.Y., died Dec. 7, 2009. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc., 135 Keyes Ave., Watertown. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.
WHITAKER — Mitchell K. Whitaker, 60, of Dayton, Ohio and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 30, 2009. Services will be held for immediate family only.

CLOSSON — a son, Brooks Lee, 3 lbs. 2 oz., Nov. 23, 2009, in Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y., to Riley and Jaymie Rice Closson, Cincinnatus, N.Y.
GRAY — a son, Carter Russell, 6 lbs. 9 oz., Dec. 4, 2009, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, to Daniel and Emily Ruthig Gray, 14 Tarmachlan Lane, Dunfermline.
LATEER — a daughter, Kyra Paige, 10 lbs. 7 oz., Nov. 30, 2009, to Branden Kenneth Lateer and Holly Lynn Hill, 62 Cortland St., Marathon, N.Y.
LYNCH — a daughter, Hayden Leighann, 8 lbs. 12 oz., Nov. 13, 2009, to Nicholas and Jennifer Hubbard Lynch, Cortland, N.Y.
McCUTCHEON — a son, Elijah Lynn, 5 lbs. 5 oz., Oct. 29, 2009, to Michael and Suzanne Brown McCutcheon, 35 N. Church St., Cortland, N.Y.
WANG — a daughter, Ella Xu, 7 lbs., Nov. 20, 2009, to Chen Wang and Jia Xu, 83 Greenbush St., Cortland, N.Y.

ARNOLD — Robert J. “Bob” Arnold, 59, longtime resident of Dryden, N.Y. died Dec. 5, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A visitation for family and friends will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bangs Funeral Home, 209 West Green St., Ithaca. Bob will be interred privately in the Green Hills Cemetery, Dryden.
MAXSON — Dorthie Maxson, 89, of East Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 7, 2009, in Cortland Care Center. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the East Homer United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. At Dorthie’s request there are no calling hours.
STEVENS — Betty J. Stevens, 71, of Leon Ave., Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 7, 2009, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow at Cortland Rural Cemetery.

LANSDOWNE — Louise Lansdowne, 79, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 3, 2009, in Syracuse. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.


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