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Death and Birth Notices

 

BAKER — Roy “Butch” Baker, 61, of Barneveld, N.Y., died Dec. 18, 2010. Services will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.
IVES — Patricia L. Ives, 76, of East Malloryville Road, town of Dryden, N.Y., died Dec. 19, 2010, at the Cayuga Medical Center. Services will be held in the spring at the Groton Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
KNICKERBOCKER —Susan Michelle Knickerbocker, 57, of Preble, N.Y., died Dec. 27, 2010, at home. Services will be 5 p.m. Saturday at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, 2584 Field Lane, LaFayette. Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m Saturday at the funeral home. Spring burial will be in Cardiff Cemetery.
MURRAY — Scott A. Murray, 51, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 27, 2010, at home. Services will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 2 to 4 p.m.
POWERS — Duane O. Powers, 77, of DeRuyter, N.Y., died Dec. 28, 2010. Services will be 11 a.m. on Monday at the United Church of DeRuyter. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter.
VOLBRECHT — Thelma M. Volbrecht, 89, of Clark St., Groton, N.Y., died Dec. 30, 2010, at the Groton Nursing Facility. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. A reception will follow at the Groton American Legion. Burial will be at a later date in North Lansing Cemetery. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home prior to the services.

GUIDRY — Amelia (Materese) Guidry, 84, died at the Cortland Regional Medical Center on Dec. 28, 2010. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Vestal Hills Memorial Park.
SCUTT — Raymond C. Scutt Jr., 66, of 5 Neptune Drive, Dryden, N.Y., died Dec. 28, 2010, at his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden. Calling hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

DIAMOND — Joseph (Joe) Eugene Diamond, 88, of Portland, Maine, died Dec. 24, 2010, at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 673 Stevens Ave., Portland, Maine. Burial with military honors will be at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Augusta, Maine, in the spring. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St,. Portland, Maine.
HEISLER — Albert Max Heisler, 69, of Lower Rhiney Creek Road, Hallstead, Pa., died Dec. 26, 2010, in Upstate University Hospital, in Syracuse, N.Y. Services will be at 3 p.m. on Friday at the United Church of Genoa.There will be fellowship and greeting with the family at 2 p.m.

ALBRO — a daughter, Rheannah Nichole, 7 lbs. 14 oz., Dec. 14, 2010, to Jim Albro and Kelley Harmon, 1 Wadsworth St., Cortland, N.Y.
SMITH — a son, William Ryder, 5 lbs. 9 oz., Dec. 18, 2010, to Chad and Kimberlee Rice Smith, McLean, N.Y.
ZORETICH — a daughter, Emily Marie, 7 lbs. 9 oz., Dec. 16, 2010, to Joseph III and Sarah Bell Zoretich, Bentleyville, Pa. The mother is a former Cortland resident.

GUTIERREZ — Thelma Formilleza Gutierrez, 83, of Long Beach, Calif., and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 23, 2010, at the Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Lakewood, Calif. Services will be held 11 a.m. on Jan. 8 at All Souls Cemetery, 4400 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, Calif. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 7.
HYER — Abigail “Abbie” McKissick Hyer, 85, died Dec. 24, 2010, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. At her request there will be no services. She will buried in the spring next to her late husband John Hyer at the North Pitcher Cemetery.
THOMAS — Vileta Thomas, 98, of McGraw, N.Y., died Dec. 23, 2010, at the home of her daughter. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in McGrawville Baptist Church, McGraw. Spring interment will be McGraw Cemetery, McGraw.
VAN ETTEN — Carl “Sod” Van Etten, 60, of McGraw, N.Y., died at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the McGraw United Methodist Church. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the McGraw United Methodist Church.

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