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Deaths and births for the week of April 3, 2017

April 7, 2017

Deaths

LAURIA — A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. April 15 at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden, for Peter F. Lauria. Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. April 14 at the funeral home.

MANNING — Gary B. Manning, 50, of Willet, N.Y., died Dec. 31. A calling hour will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, April 14, at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A private funeral service for the family will follow at the Pharsalia Cemetery on Center Road in Pharsalia.

April 6, 2017

Deaths

BEYEA — Claude Kenneth Beyea died Monday, April 3, after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the United Church of Genoa, with a Celebration of Life immediately following in the Fellowship Room. A private family burial with honors will be Monday, April 10, at the Genoa Rural Cemetery.

(WITHEROW) GYSEL — Avis (Witherow) Gysel, 93, died March 31, 2017, at home in Cortland, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Homer Congregational Church. The internment will be at 2:45 p.m. the same day at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, N.Y.

MAXSON — Otis Maxson died April 3, 2017. There are no services.

STRANAHAN — Chester Stranahan, 70, born Oct. 11, 1946, died April 5, 2017. No known survivors. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, N.Y., is handling the arrangements.

April 5, 2017

Deaths

CORNELL — James Elwyn Cornell, 72, of Marathon, N.Y., died April 3, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Burial will be in Willet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the start of the service at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

DARLING — Gene J. Darling, 69, of New York City, N.Y., died. There will be no calling hours and the services will be at the convenience of the family at the East Homer Cemetery.

SMITH — Daya Smith, 2, of Cortland, N.Y., died April 3, 2017, at her residence. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

April 4, 2017

Deaths

CORNELL — James E. Cornell, 72, of Marathon (Freetown), N.Y., died April 3, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

STRICKLAND — Richard (Dick) L. Strickland died March 29, 2017. A graveside service will be in Virgil, N.Y., at a later date.

April 3, 2017

Deaths

GYSEL — Avis W. Gysel, 93, of Cortland, N.Y., has died. Arrangements will be announced the Wright-Beard Funeral Home.

THOMPSON — Dr. Milo Elihu Thompson Jr., of Cortland, N.Y., died April 1, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Christian Fellowship, 1250 Fisher Ave., Cortland. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. before the service. A private burial will be held in South Otselic.