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Deaths and births for week of April 10-15

April 15, 2017

Deaths

HELMS — Lisa J. Helms, 43, of Evergreen Street, Dryden, N.Y., died April 12, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 U.S. Route 11, Homer. Calling hours will be held from noon until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

ROBISON — Carl A. Robison, 72, of Scott, N.Y., died April 13, 2017. Visitation will be from from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Scott United Methodist Church, 6816 Route 41,  Homer. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. 

SHIPPEY — Howard F. Shippey, 82, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died April 6, 2017. There will be no services.

SIMMONS — Katherine Louise Simmons, 89, of state Route 221, Marathon, N.Y., died April 13, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Perkins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.

VANEPPS — Myra Osborne VanEpps, 102, of McGraw, N.Y., died April 14, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. April 29 at McGraw United Methodist Church. Burial will be in McGraw Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Calling hours will be from noon to 1 p.m. April 29 at the church. A full obituary will follow later in the week.

April 14, 2017

Deaths

BROCKWAY — Ethel M. Brockway, 93, of Groton, N.Y., died April 13, 2017 at the Groton Community Health Care Center. Arrangements will be announced at a future date by the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton.

O’GORMAN — Spencer Michael O’Gorman, 22, of Homer, N.Y., died April 8, 2017. There will be a celebration of life ceremony Saturday at the Church of the Redeemer, 125 Tompkins St., Cortland, for anybody who would like to pay their respects to the O’Gorman family. Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by refreshments from noon to 2 p.m., during which time guests can share stories about Spencer.

ROBISON — Carl A. Robison, 72, of Homer (Scott), N.Y., died April 13, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw.Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton.

April 13, 2017

Deaths

O’GORMAN — Memorial services for Spencer Michael O’Gorman, 22, of Homer, N.Y., who died April 8, 2017, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 US Route 11, Homer. Calling hours will be held Saturday from noon until the time of the services at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.donaldlbarberfuneralhome.com.

SMALL — Lori L. Small, 40, of DeRuyter, N.Y., died April 9, 2017. There will be a service at 3 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

April 12, 2017

Deaths

LA RUE — Joseph H. La Rue, 70, of Homer, N.Y., died April 10, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.

O’GORMAN — Memorial services for Spencer Michael O’Gorman, 22, of Homer, N.Y., who passed away on April 8, 2017, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 US Route 11, Homer. Calling hours will be held from noon until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. Visit www.DonaldLBarberFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.

VANOSTRAND — Mary Arlyss McIndoe VanOstrand, 88, of Richmond, Va., died April 1, 2017. There will be a July memorial held in Dryden.

April 11, 2017

Deaths

BROWN — Kay L. Brown, 83, of Cortland, N.Y., died April 8, 2017. There are no services.

HALSTEAD — Meg Halstead died April 8, 2017. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home immediately followed by interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.

VANTINE — Barbara S. Vantine, 94, formerly of Etna, N.Y., died April 9, 2017. Services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Peruville Cemetery.

April 10, 2017

Deaths

O’GORMAN — Spencer Michael O’Gorman, 22, of Homer, N.Y., died April 8, 2017. Arrangements are being made by the family and will be announced.

SINNOTT — Ruth G. Sinnott, 91, of Dryden, N.Y., died April 7, 2017. Services will be announced by the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park, Hamden, Conn. There are no calling hours.

Births

SEAGER — A girl, Alice Jane Seager, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, born March 21 to Stephanie Yelvington and Michael Seager of McGraw, at Cortland Regional Medical Center.

YOUNG — A girl, Delaney Anne Young, 8 pounds, 9 ounces, born March 26 to Dillon and Jessica Benz Young of Homer, at Cortland Regional Medical Center.

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