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Deaths and births for Feb. 13-18, 2017

February 18, 2017

Deaths

GUZZETTA — Sally P. Guzzetta died Feb. 13, 2017. There will be a celebration of life in July.

MARION — Ivan Marion, 95, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Ellenton, Fla., and Dryden, N.Y., died Feb. 10, 2017. A service for will be held in May at a time to be announced. Burial will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. 

February 17, 2017

Deaths

COWEN — Susan A. Cowen, 68, of 2 Dunsmore Ave., Cortland, died Jan. 27, 2017. There will be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Blodgett Mills Sportsman Club.

STEDWELL —  Bennett Reed Stedwell has died in LaFayette, La.

WHITE — Susan M. White, 81, of 13 Leon Ave., Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 16, 2017. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Donald L. Barber Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

February 16, 2017

Deaths

REYNOLDS — Sara B. Reynolds, 37, of Newfield, N.Y., died Feb. 14, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

SMITH —Dick C. Smith, 75, of Creek Road, Locke, N.Y., died Feb. 14, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

VAN BENSCHOTEN — Sandra “Sandy” L. Van Benschoten, 69, of King Ferry, N.Y., died Feb. 14, 2017. A life’s celebration is being arranged for spring and will be announced in a complete obituary.

WHEELER — Barbara Kinne Wheeler, of Apulia Station and Big Moose Lake, died Feb. 14, 2017. Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Tully United Community Church, 5872 Meetinghouse Road, Tully. A funeral service will follow at 5:15 p.m. at the church. Spring burial will be private.

February 15, 2017

Deaths

BROWN — Ethel L. H. Brown died Feb. 9, 2017. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at God’s Lighthouse of Praise, 98 Port Watson St., Cortland.

BROWN — Kristin Brown, 45, died Feb. 14, 2017, at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln ave., Cortland N.Y. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home.

GLAUDE — Patricia H. Glaude, 74, died Feb. 11, 2017, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Hammill Funeral Home, with her funeral to commence at 2 p.m. Spring burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Brasher Falls at 11:30 a.m. May 6, followed by a luncheon to celebrate her life at American Legion Post 514 in Winthrop.

SMITH — Dick (Mr. Groton Auto Supply) C. Smith, 75, of Locke, died Feb. 14, 2017, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Friends may call Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

(WOLCOTT) BEARDSLEY — Bernadine Nina (Wolcott) Beardsley, 83, died Feb. 11, 2017. A military service and internment will be at the family’s convenience. To offer online condolences, visit www.wright-beard.com.

February 14, 2017

Deaths

COLASURDO — James Robert Colasurdo 66, of Vestal, N.Y., died Feb. 12, 2017, at Mercy House in Endicott. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. Cortland, with funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St Mary’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

EATON — Glenn L. Eaton, 48, of Groton, N.Y., died Feb 10, 2017, at the Cayuga Medical Center. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Spring interment will be in Willow Glen Cemetery.

FERRO — Elsie Leonard Ferro died Feb. 10, 2017. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wright Beard Funeral Home, with a funeral mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at St Mary’s Church.

HIGGINS — Mary R. Higgins, 92, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 13, 2017, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, with Fr. Paul Alciati presiding. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

RUSSELL — Sandra L. Russell, 66, of McGraw, N.Y., died Feb. 13, 2017, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. There are no services.
WALKER — Ruth M. Walker, 89, of Pomona, Calif., formerly a longtime resident of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 12, 2017.

February 13, 2017

Deaths

EATON — Glenn L. Eaton, 48, of Groton, N.Y., died Feb. 10, 2017. Arrangments are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

FERRO — Elsie I. Ferro, 75 of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 10, 2017.Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow the funeral service in St. Mary’s Cemetery. A full obituary will run at a later date.

MORGAN — Lloyd Henry Morgan died Feb. 10, 2017. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery will take place at a later date.

THOMAS — Felicia E. Thomas, 93, of Blue Heron Cove, Little York, died Feb. 11, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St, Homer. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, will be in the spring. Immediately after the memorial, a celebration of life will be held at Hi Lanes Bowling Center, 8 Prospect St., Homer.

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