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Death and Birth Notices

McGORY — Ryan Thomas McGory, 22 , of 14 Whip-poor-will Lane, Brooktondale, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at home. A celebration Ryan’s life will be held at the Perkins Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Monday. Burial will be at a later date. Ryan’s family will be present to receive their friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home, 55 West Main St., Dryden.
PILAT — Stanley P. Pilat, 78, of Whitesboro, N.Y., formerly of Locke and Moravia, died Dec. 18, 2008. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church, Groton. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton.

CAUGHEY — William “Dawg” Caughey, 62, of 45 Cayuga St., Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 17, 2008, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Memorial services, with military honors provided by the Homer American Legion, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. The family will greet friends at the Homer American Legion, 63 S. Main St., Homer immediately following the service.
HARPER — Wesley E. Harper, 83, of Mesa, Ariz., died Dec. 6, 2008, at Banner Gardens Hospice Center. A memorial celebration of his life is planned for Dec. 27.
O’SHEA — William Leo O’Shea, 80, of New Port Richey, Fla., died Dec. 16, 2008. Funeral arrangements are private.

CAUGHEY — William “Dawg” Caughey, 62, of 45 Cayuga St., Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 17, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
COON — Frederick R. Coon Sr., 83, of Lane Road, Genoa, N.Y., died Dec. 16, 2008, at his home following a long illness. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Burial will be in North Lansing Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service.
HUSLANDER — Robert Merritt “Bob” Hulslander, 59, died Dec. 14, 2008. Private services were held at the convenience of the family.
JENNEY — Ronald W. Jenney, 70, of 2442 East River Road, Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 17, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment with military honors will take place in the East Homer Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 2:45 p.m. on Saturday prior to the funeral service.
LYNCH — Connor Burton Lynch, infant, died Dec. 16, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, with the Rev. Robert Lindley officiating.
PADAVONA — Peter A. Padavona, 91, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 16, 2008, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

COON — Frederick R. Coon, 83, of Lane Road, Genoa, N.Y., died Dec. 16, 2008, at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Wade Funeral Home, Moravia.
KNAPP — Grace Elizabeth “Bette” Knapp, 90, Johnson City, N.Y., formerly of Groton, died Dec. 16, 2008, after a short illness at the Willow Point Nursing Home in Vestal. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be announced following the holidays. Arrangements will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
RAGUS — Marian (Speicher) Ragus, 81, formerly of New Oxford, Pa., died Dec. 16, 2008, at the Gettysburg Lutheran Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, 220 Third St., Hanover, with Father John Szada as Celebrant. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Saturday. There will be no viewing.
SMITH — Ward M. Smith, 81, of Marathon, N.Y., was born on Jan. 10, 1927, and died Dec. 16, 2008. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Taylor cemetery at a later date.

 

BARBER — a son, Bryce Dale, 6 lbs. 7 oz., Dec. 10, 2008, to Keith Barber Jr. and Nadene Thomas, 3433 Page Green Road, Cortland, N.Y.
DOHNERT — a daughter, Addison Rae, Oct. 31, 2008, in New York City, N.Y., to James and Jacquee Young Dohnert.
DUNCAN — a daughter, Makaiya Lynn, 7 lbs. 2 oz., Nov. 12, 2008, to Michael S. Duncan and Tanya D. Leet, 275 Simms Hill Road, Virgil, N.Y.

PARKER — Laurence A. Parker, 86, of South Main St., Groton, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008. Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Friends may call from 6-7 p.m. prior to the services. Spring interment will be in the McLean Cemetery with full military honors.
TOMPKINS — Harold Tompkins, 75, of 120 Sykes St., Groton, died Monday, Dec, 15, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

CURRADO — James N. Currado, 48, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 14, 2008, at University Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Christian Apostolic Church, 7300 Woodchuck Hill Road, Fayetteville. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Farone & Son Funeral Home, 1500 Park St.
DELLOW — H. Alfred Dellow, 88, of McGraw, N.Y., died Dec. 13, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, with the Rev. Cathy Lee officiating. Spring burial will be in the Cold Brook Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home Tuesday.
MULHERN — Margaret (Peggy) A. Mulhern, 77, of 1635 Brown Road, King Ferry, N.Y., died Dec. 13, 2008. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church in Cortland. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
PACE — Amadeo “Matt” Pace of 10 Rob San Drive, Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 12, 2008, in Rockville, Md. Funeral services will be at noon on Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer, NY, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Interment will be immediately following in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call prior to the funeral service from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Church. The family will also receive friends at St. Margaret’s Church Hall immediately following the burial at the cemetery.
REESE — Barbara Ann Reese, 57, of Queensbury, N.Y., died Dec. 4, 2008, at the Glens Falls Hospital. A memorial service for Barbara will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Her remains will be buried in the Hagaman Mills Cemetery in Hagaman at a later time.
SHAW — Frances L. Shaw, 85, formerly of 5433 Mead Road, East Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 13, 2008, in the Cortland Care Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer, with Pastor Nelson Stafford officiating. Interment in East Homer Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service on Tuesday.

 

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