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Death and Birth Notices

BERRY — Lillian Irene (Cramer) (Pratt) Berry, 91, formerly of Homer and Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 17, 2012, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Roswell, Ga. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Glenwood Cemetery in Homer.
GALLAGHER — Richard E. Gallagher, 89, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 23, 2012, at Crown Nursing Home. A graveside service will take place 10 a.m. Monday in the Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery in Syracuse. Wright-Beard Funeral Home assisted in arrangements.
PSOMAS — Mary Ann (Gardner) Psomas, 78, of Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of Killawog, N.Y., died Dec. 20, 2012, in Sedona, Ariz. Funeral services were held Dec. 21 at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Peoria, Ariz. Interment was at Phoenix Memorial Park. Forty-day memorial services will be held at the Peoria, Ariz., and Ithaca Greek Orthodox churches.

DiIORIO — Ruth L. DiIorio, 96, of Cortland, N.Y., died, Dec. 25, 2012, in Crown Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. At Ruth’s request, funeral services and burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
FERENCE — Paul J. Ference Jr., 71, of Marathon, N.Y., died Dec. 26, 2012. Funeral services will be held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church at 2 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the church Monday from noon until service time at 2 p.m. Monday.
JOHNSON — Mildred Johnson died. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Jan. 5 at the Grace and Holy Spirit Church, Court Street, Cortland.
SIMPSON — Grady D. Simpson Sr., 86, of Marathon, N.Y., died Dec. 24, 2012, in Crown Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
YESAWICH — Elizabeth Larkin Yesawich, 88, of Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 26, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

DILORIO — Ruth L. Dilorio, 96 ,of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 25, 2012, in Cortland, N.Y. A complete obituary will appear in Friday’s paper. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.
FAIRCHILD – Eugene F. Fairchild, 75, of Missoula, Mont., died Dec. 24, 2012, at St. Patrick Hospital. Cremation & Burial Society of the Rockies assisted the family.
JOHNSON — Kenneth M. Johnson, 94, of Marathon, N.Y., died Dec. 25, 2012, at Crown Center Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cortland. Calling hours will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, immediately followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., both at AC Baker & Son Funeral Home, 30 E. Main St. in Marathon. Interment will be in the spring in Forest Hill Cemetery in Blodgett Mills.

HALL — Lyna Jean Hall, 74, of Groton, N.Y. died Dec. 21, 2012, at home at 200 W. South St., Groton. A service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Av.e, Groton. Friends may call 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service.
HEMENWAY — Scott R. Hemenway, 48, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 20, 2012. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. Services will follow visitation at 2 p.m. in the funeral chapel.

FOX — Cora E. (Carter) Fox, 74, daughter of the late Gaius (Marguerite) Carter, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.Services will be 11 a.m. on Friday at A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home, 26 Main St. Marathon. Burial will be at a later date in Marathon Cemetery. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
JOHNSON — Mildred A. Johnson, 86, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 21, 2012, at the Cortland Park and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service will be held Jan. 5 at the Grace and Holy Spirit Church, Court St., Cortland.
LINDLEY — Geraldine “Jerry” Irene Lindley, 89, formerly of Lake Road, Dryden, died Dec. 21, 2012.There will be no services.
LOOMIS — Paul R. Loomis, 91, of Union Valley, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Burial will be in Taylor Rural Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
MINIELLI — Anthony “Tony” Minielli, 70, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 21, 2012, at Crouse Irving Hospital, Syracuse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Margaret’s Church, Homer. Burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Friends may call 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
OLSON — Dr. Raymond Dean Olson, 76, of Homer N.Y., died Dec. 20, 2012, at his home. A service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

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