ADVERTISEMENT

Deaths and births for the week of Jan. 9, 2017

January 14, 2017

Deaths

BENJAMIN — Arlene M. Benjamin, 83, of Cortland, N.Y., died Friday, Jan. 13, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

January 13, 2017

Deaths

KLINE — William H. Kline Jr., 94, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 31, 2016, in Fort Myers, Fla. A service celebrating his life will be held Saturday in Fort Myers, Fla.

ROBISON — Sandra (Sandy) Kay Marshall Robison, 76, died peacefully on Jan. 10, 2017.  A celebration of life gathering will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Stonehedges Golf Course.

ROSER — Donald L. Roser, 71, of 42 Church St., Cortland, died Jan. 11, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the funeral Tuesday. Interment will take place in the Cuyler Cemetery in the spring.

January 12, 2017

Deaths

FEZZA — Eileen M. Fezza, 74, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 9, 2017. A celebration of Eileen’s life will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at The Stone Lounge, 128 Main St., Cortland. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 North Main St., Homer. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, when weather permits.

SHERMAN — William T. Sherman, 88, of Magna, Utah, and formerly of Solon, N.Y., died Jan. 8, 2017. Calling hours will be Saturday at the Peel Funeral Home in Magna, Utah. He will be flown home for services to be held in the spring.

SLACK — Susan J. Slack, 56, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 8, 2017. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Eagles.

January 11, 2017

Deaths

CHAVOUSTIE — Charles Matthew Chavoustie Sr., 82, of McGraw, N.Y., died Jan. 9, 2017. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cortland. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in McGraw Cemetery at a later date.  

FABRIZIO — Bella T. Fabrizio, 99, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 8, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m. Friday in St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in St. Anthony’s Church prior to Mass.  

ROBISON — Sandra K. Robison, 76, of Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 10, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.

SOUTHWORTH — Eva Vecchio Southworth, 79, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 7, 2017, in St. Petersburgh Fla. Calling hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

YACOVONE — Mary Ann (Lella) Yacovone, 73, of Creekside, Pa., died Dec. 20, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. The family has asked that visitors join them after the cemetery committal at The Hollywood Restaurant.

January 10, 2017

Deaths

BLANCHARD — Florence M. Blanchard, 95, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 9, 2017. Graveside services to be held in the spring at Groton Cemetery will be announced at a later date.

CHAVOUSTIE — Charles M. Chavoustie, 82, of McGraw, N.Y., died Jan. 9, 2017, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw.

SLACK — Susan Slack, 56, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 8 at Wilson Hospital in Binghamton. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland. A full obituary will be run in Thursday’s edition.

STONE — Donald E. Stone, 89, of Virgil, N.Y., died Jan. 8, 2017. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at McLean Community Church.

January 9, 2017

Deaths

CONTENTO — Ruth Weddle Contento, 95, died Jan. 6, 2017. Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church of Homer, 16 Cayuga St., Homer. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.

FABRIZIO — Bella Fabrizio, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 8, 2017. Arrangements by Riccardi Funeral Home will be announced when complete.

GUTCHESS — Martha Wood Gutchess, died Dec. 31, 2016. Calling hours are planned for 3 to 4:45 p.m. with a funeral service to begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland. A commemorative ceremony and burial at Cortland Rural Cemetery are planned for April after the reopening of Grace and Holy Spirit Church in Cortland.

JACOBS — Donel L. “Don” Jacobs, 85, of Webb Road, Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 8, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial with military honors will follow at Willow Glen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral at the funeral home.   

McFARLAND — Richard Wayne McFarland, 62, of Marathon, N.Y., died Dec. 31, 2016, in Colombia, S.C. There will be no service.

NOWALK — Sandra L. Nowalk, 72, of Homer, N.Y., died Jan. 3, 2017, in Zephyrhills, Fla. Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11:45 a.m. with a funeral to begin at noon Tuesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Lincoln Ave, Cortland. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

SHERMAN — William T. Sherman, 88, of Magna, Utah, and formerly of Solon, N.Y., died Jan. 8, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw.

YACOVONE — Mary Ann Lella Yacovone, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 20, 2016. Arrangements by Riccardi Funeral Home will be announced when complete.

%d bloggers like this: