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Death and Birth Notices

ANDERSON — Robert A. Anderson, 74, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 19, 2012. A service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
GALANTE — Joseph A. Galante, 93, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 16, 2012, in Cortland. Services and burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery will be private. Arrangements are by Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.
HALL — Lyna Jean Hall, 74, of Groton, N.Y., died Dec. 21, 2012. Service arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton, in a future edition.
HEMENWAY — Scott R. Hemenway, 48, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 20, 2012. Arrangements under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, will be announced when complete.
PICKERT — Rody Fox Pickert, 91 formerly of McGraw, N.Y., died Dec. 20, 2012, at the Cortland Park and Rehabilitation Center. A service will be held at noon on Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will take place in the McGraw Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon prior to the memorial service.
WHIPPLE — James D. Whipple, 72, of Route 38, Harford, N.Y., died Dec. 20, 2012, at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Church, George Road, Freeville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.

ANDERSEN — Robert Andersen of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 19, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Syracuse. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. prior.
COUCH — Eloise (Anna) Couch, 96, of Marathon, N.Y., died Dec. 19, 2012. Services will be held at noon on Saturday at the Killawog United Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date in Marathon Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.
LOOMIS — Paul R. Loomis, 91, of Union Valley, N.Y., died Dec. 20, 2012, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

NIELSEN — Doris H. Nielsen, 87, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 19, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date in White Plains.
TINKER — Betty J. Tinker, 83, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 18, 2012. There are no calling hours or services. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home served the family.

JONES — David A. Jones, 64, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 14, 2012, at University Hospital in Syracuse. Wright-Beard Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
MONTGOMERY — Gertrude Montgomery, 82, of Locke, N.Y., died Dec. 16, 2012, at Cortland Regional Nursing Facility. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

GERG — a daughter, Dacota Lou Ann, 6 lbs. 13 oz., Dec. 16, 2012, to Steven and Julie Chisholm Gerg, Truxton, N.Y.
MORGAN — a son, Buddy III, 7 lbs. 5 oz., to Dec. 11, 2012, to Buddy Morgan II and Lyndsey Carter, 5076 Telephone Road, Cincinnatus, N.Y., 13040.
RYAN — a daughter, Ayden Marie Jo, 8 lbs. 1 oz., Dec. 15, 2012, to Shawn and Dawn Pratt Ryan, 118 Route 11, Homer, N.Y.
UNDERWOOD — a daughter, Jordyn Anita, 9 lbs. 7 oz., Dec. 12, 2012, to Robert and Heather Hayes Underwood, 4568 Maybury Road, McGraw, N.Y.

HULETT — David D. Hulett, 81, of Marathon, N.Y., died Dec.16, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday from A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home, 26 Main St., Marathon. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

BATSFORD-GRUBER — Ernestine M. Batsford-Gruber, 87, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 14, 2012, in Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be at noon Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friendsmay call 11 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service.
BOYDEN — Holly L. Boyden, 47, of DeRuyter, N.Y., died Dec. 12, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Church of DeRuyter.
BROKER — Daniel R. Broker died Dec. 14, 2012, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be at the Marathon Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Avenue in Cortland.
HAKES — Kelly Mae Hakes, 46, of Country Club Road, Appomattox, Va., died Dec. 12, 2012. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at South Otselic United Methodist Church.
ROMER — Kenneth Henry Romer Sr., 74, died Dec. 14, 2012. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. Cortland. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
SMILEY — Thursa Ruth Van Arkel Smiley, 95, died. Services are private. Burial will be in Willow Glen Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
SMITH — Richard “Dick” Henry Smith, 75, of West South Street, Groton, N.Y., died Dec. 14, 2012, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Private interment will be held at a later date in the Groton Rural Cemetery.
STRAUF — John E. Strauf, 79, of Pittsford, N.Y., and formerly of Cortland, died Dec. 14, 2012, at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Services will be held at noon on Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service.

 

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