Death and Birth Notices

December 22, 2014

BLACKMAN — Richard E. “Dick” Blackman, 84, of Freeville, New York, died Dec. 20, 2014, at the Cayuga Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at the United Methodist Church of Freeville. Burial, with military honors, will be private in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.
FROST — Franklin Frost died Nov. 26, 2014, at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida. A celebration of Frankie’s life will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Groton Assembly of God, 701 S. Main St., Groton.
ROOD — Donald G. Rood, 89, of Cortland, New York, died Dec. 20, 2014. A calling hour will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, with a funeral service to begin at 2 p.m., at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Spring burial with military honors will be at the Atwater Cemetery, Homer.
WITHEY — Shirley M. Withey, 77, of Solon, New York, died Dec. 19, 2014, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland. Funeral services will be held at the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw, at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in McGraw Cemetery in the spring. There will be no prior calling hours.