Death and Birth Notices


May 3, 2016

ACKERMAN — a daughter, Juno Fae, 6 lbs. 7 oz., Feb. 1, 2016, to Richard Ackerman and Tiffany Lyon, 5519 State Route 281, Homer, N.Y.
HORNER — a son, Brayden Lewis, 7 lbs., April 5, 2016, to Lewis Horner and Barbara Benjamin, 300 Jefferson Road, Apt. 14, Cortland, N.Y.
LEONARD — a daughter, Elana Grace, 9 lbs. 2 oz., April 2, 2016, to Rich Leonard and Rachel Olands, 28 Randall St., Apt. 2, Cortland, N.Y.

BARTHOLOMEW — Warren (Bart) Malvern Bartholomew, 97, of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 22, 2015. A service of memory and fellowship will be held at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cortland.
ALLEN — Beatrice A. Allen, 90, of Cortland, died May 1, 2016, at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A calling hour will run from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.
BABBITT — M. John Babbitt, 67, of Solon, N.Y., died Sunday, May 1, 2016, at SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, N.Y. In keeping with the wishes of the family, memorial services will be private.
GEESEY — Mr. Robert Geesey, 78, of Coats, N.C., and formerly of McGraw, N.Y., died Dec. 30, 2015, at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington, N.C. Services will be held graveside at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, at the McGraw Cemetery.
BAKER — Patricia J. Baker, 76, of Speedsville, Tompkins County, died May 1, 2016. Family and friends are invited to share stories and memories from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley. Their funeral service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Speedsville at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in the Speedsville Cemetery.
BARBER — Marilyn E. Barber, 72, of Groton, died May 1, 2016, in Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Homer Avenue United Methodist Church. Friends are invited to call from 5 to 5:45 p.m. prior to the service.
BERRY — David W. Berry, 48, of Syracuse, died April 28, 2016, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Funeral services will be held at the Wright Beard Funeral Home at 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, N.Y. Calling hour is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the funeral will follow at noon.

May 2, 2016

BLASDELL — Helen Blasdell, of Homer, N.Y., died May 1, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bible Baptist Church of Cortland. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service. There will be a short graveside service at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Mortons Corners cemetery.



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