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Deaths and births for the week of Nov. 29, 2016

December 5, 2016

Deaths

BEEBE — Floyd F. Beebe, 87, formally of Preble N.Y., died Nov. 18, 2016, in Tavares, Fla.

DUERS — James R. Duers, 67, died Dec. 2, 2016. A calling hour will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A time of sharing will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

VANARIA — Marianne Ficalora Vanaria died Nov. 16, 2016. A private memorial was held by family.

VANBENSCHOTEN — Elizabeth D. VanBenschoten, 84, of Moravia, died Dec. 3, 2016, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the Groton City Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the church, 47 Groton City Road.Arrangements are with the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton. 

WHITE — Daniel L. White Sr. died Dec. 4, 2016. Calling hours will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday followed by a funeral service at Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. 

December 3, 2016

Deaths

ELLSWORTH — Robert E. Ellsworth, 88, formerly of Burgett Drive, Homer, N.Y., died unexpectedly Dec. 1, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

December 2, 2016

Deaths

FRARY — Robert Francis Frary Jr., 74, of Syracuse, N.Y., formerly of Tully, died Nov. 29, 2016, surrounded by his family. Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tully United Community Church, with burial to follow in Tully Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hartwell Funeral Home, 461 Route 281, Tully.

December 1, 2016

Deaths

BARBER — Keith Barber Sr., 55, of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 30. Private services will be at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

BEST — Beverly J. Best, 69, died Nov. 25, 2016. There will be no services or calling hours.

BROWN — Edward Leslie Brown, 88, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 28, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the New Testament Church of Peruville. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow in Groton Rural Cemetery.

CLARK — Patricia Ann Clark died Nov. 29, 2016. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Funeral services will be privately held.

GATES — Richard M. Gates, 81, of Stockton, N.J., died Nov. 29, 2016. A private memorial service will be held at Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Flemington, N.J.

PALLADINO — Anthony Michael Palladino, 53, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 26, 2016. There are no public services. A private family service will be held at a later date.

TUPPER — Edwin C. Tupper, 94, formerly of North Fort Myers, Fla., and Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 30, 2016. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at St. Mary’s Church in Cortland. A full military funeral will take place at 1 p.m. Jan. 18, 2017, at Sarasota National Cemetery, Fla.

November 30, 2016

Deaths

KENT — John Edward Kent, 86, of Virgil, N.Y., died on the way to a Thanksgiving celebration. A memorial service will be held at the Homer United Methodist Church in Homer at 2 p.m. Saturday.

KNOLLS — Juanita M. Knolls, 62, of Lee Road, Dryden, N.Y., died Nov. 27, 2016. At Juanita’s request there will be no formal services. A celebration of her life will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday with a dish to pass at the family home, 27 Lee Road, Dryden. All friends and family are invited to attend.

November 29, 2016

Deaths

BARBER — Michelle Lee “Micky” Barber, 66, of Cortland Street, Marathon, N.Y., died Nov. 27, 2016. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at The First Baptist Church, 5 Park St., Marathon.

BROWN — Malcolm S. Brown Sr., 94, of Lisle, N.Y., died Nov. 26, 2016. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Killawog Methodist Church. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery.

COMERFORD — Robert Paul Comerford, 74, of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 28, 2016. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N.Main St., Cortland.

November 28, 2016

Deaths

ALBRO — David J. Albro, 68, of Homer, N.Y., died Nov. 23, 2016, in St Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. To offer online condolences, visit www.wright-beard.com.

BROWN — Malcolm S. Brown Sr., 94, of Lisle, N.Y., died Nov. 26, 2016. Visitation will be from 10 to to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Killawog United Methodist Church.

COVILLE — Beatrice Coville, 76, of Homer, N.Y., died Friday. A time of sharing will take place in the spring. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

NISWENDER — Robert J. Niswender, 83, formerly of Homer, N.Y., died Nov. 24, 2016. There will be no public visitation hours or service.

OSGOOD — Floyd “Ozzie” Osgood, 86, died Nov. 21, 2016, in Zephyrhills, Fla. A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sandalwood Mobile Home Park Club House, 5325 Dianthus St., Zephyrhills, Fla.

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