August 29, 2015
COGGI — Gerald A. Coggi Jr. of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 28, 2015, at home. Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, and will be announced when complete.
FAGAN — Jane Michelle (Potter) Fagan, formerly of Homer, N.Y., died April 27, 2015, in Sanford, Fla. The family will have a memorial Mass at 4 p.m. Sept. 5 at St. Margaret’s Church in Homer.
August 28, 2015
August 27, 2015
CHASE — Lawrence (Larry) James Chase, 74, died Aug. 26, 2015 in Harford, N.Y. There are no calling hours and there will be a private graveside memorial at a date yet to be determined. The family would like to invite all family, friends and neighbors to a celebration of life at 1 p.m. Saturday at the family farm at 1305 state Route 221 in Marathon.
GILES — F. Mark Giles, 67, of Evergreen Street, Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 26, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Redeemer, 125 Tompkins St., Cortland. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.
HUTCHINGS — Robert Hutchings, 45, died Aug. 25, 2015, at University Hospital, Syracuse. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday with a memorial service to begin 1 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
MONTAGUE — James Martin Montague, 52, of Homer, N.Y., died Aug. 25, 2015. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held during a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church in Syracuse. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Thomas J. Pirro Jr. Funeral Home, 3401 Vickery Road (corner of Buckley Road) North Syracuse.
SMITH — B. Jane Smith 75, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 26,2015. There are no services. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.
August 26, 2015
GUDBRANSON-ROSEN — Mona Retha Gudbranson-Rosen died Aug. 15, 2015. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Community Tabernacle, 2515 West Genesee St., Syracuse 13219.
HOLL — Elaine I. Holl 54, of Homer, N.Y., died Aug. 25, 2015. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in Scott Union Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
KNUPP — Arlene J. (Sternbergh) Knupp, 83, formerly of Willet, N.Y., died March 4, 2015, at the Cortland Regional Nursing Facility, Cortland. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Willet Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
SPROLE — Thomas William Sprole, 71, died Aug. 21, 2015, at home in Cortland, N.Y. A memorial service was held on Tuesday at the Cortland Valley Baptist Church.
SWAN — Lanson W. Swan III, 58, formerly of Moravia, N.Y., died Aug. 21, 2015, at The Huntington Living Center. Services will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery following the service. A reception will be held at Charlotte Swan’s in New Hope.
August 25, 2015
AUSTIN — a son, Blake William, 7 lbs. 8 oz., May 9, 2015, to Rob Austin and Desiree Campbell, 14 Glenn St., Cortland, N.Y.
WHITE — a daughter, Shyanne Faith, 7 lbs. 11 oz., Aug. 9, 2015, to Clarence and Courtney Marie White.
SEARS — Margaret A. Sears, 95, of Ithaca, N.Y., died Aug. 23, 2015, at Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home in Ithaca. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial will follow at Snyder Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service at the funeral home.
August 24, 2015
BABCOCK — Erin E. Babcock, 34, of Endicott, N.Y., formally of Homer, passed away Aug. 22, 2015, in Syracuse. Memorial services will held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Friends are invited to call from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the service.
BLANKENSHIP HALL — Virginia Blankenship Hall, 93, died Aug. 20, 2015. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the First Baptist Church, Moravia. Burial will be in West Homer Cemetery. A luncheon will be served in the Harold Hall Fellowship Hall following the service. Calling hours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church preceding the service.
STROUGH KENYON — Irma J. (Strough) Kenyon, 75, of Willet, N.Y., died Aug. 21, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. A graveside service will be held at the Willet Cemetery on Wednesday at 1 p.m. There will be no prior calling hours.
LYON LEONARD — Helen A. Lyon Leonard passed away Wedensday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Mississippi.
NORTON — Mr. Leon J. Norton, 88, of Harford, N.Y., died Saturday Aug. 22, 2015, at Cortland Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 12 p.m. in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the start of services at noon in the funeral chapel.
RICK — Tina M. Rick, died Aug. 20, 2015. Calling hours will be held from 12 to 12:45 p.m.; funeral will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
TURSHMAN — Alfred H. Turshman, 81, of German, N.Y., died Aug. 22, 2015, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City. Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, on Thursday, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Palmer Neumeister officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery in the Town of German. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.