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Deaths and births for the week of Oct. 16-21, 2017

Oct. 21, 2017

Deaths

CLINE — Barbara Baker Cline, a longtime resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, passed on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Texas Health Harris Alliance. Services were held Oct. 20 in Texas.

SEAMANS — Sheila R. Seamans, 70, of Homer, N.Y., died Oct. 18, 2017. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Wright Beard Funeral Home. A service will immediately following the calling hours at funeral home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in Homer after the service.

Births

BERNHEIM — a daughter, Willow Jenna, 7 lbs. 9 oz., July 14, 2017, to William and Jennifer Greek Bernheim, 20 Clinton St., Homer, N.Y.

GANOE — a daughter, Paisley Kathaleen, 5 lbs. 15 oz., Sept. 30, 2017, to Dannie Ganoe and Nicole Thomas, 7208 Ripley Hill Road, Lot 1, Homer, N.Y.

HIGGINS — a daughter, Ruby Victoria, 8 lbs. 7 oz., Oct. 9, 2017, to Benjamin and Staci Robinson Higgins, 13 Academy St., Marathon, N.Y.

JOHNSON — a son, Zayne Julius, 8 lbs. 9 oz, Oct. 2, 2017, to Brian Johnson and Mallory Pickerd, 94 Owego St., Cortland, N.Y.

MAY — a son, Rafael Alexander, 7 lbs. 15 oz., Aug. 11, 2017, to Jonathon and Maria Lopez May, 2946 Flag Ave., S. St. Louis Park, Minn., formerly of Homer, N.Y.

NICKERSON — a son, Barrett David, 7 lbs. 8 oz., Sept. 1, 2017, to Austin Nickerson and Jakkie Strauf, 5775 Dresserville Road, Moravia, N.Y.

ROOT — a son, Jaycen Thomas, 10 lbs 15 oz., Aug. 18, 2017, to William Thomas and Shannon King Root, 5 Gulf Hill Road, Cortland, N.Y.

Oct. 20, 2017

Deaths

GATES — Kenneth R. Gates, 59, of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 18, 2017. Services will be private. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery in DeRuyter.

REEVES — Virginia M. Reeves, 87, of Groton, N.Y., died Oct. 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton. Calling hours 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment in East Venice Cemetery.

Oct. 19, 2017

Deaths

GRAU — Gerald L. Grau, 74, of West Monroe, N.Y., died Oct. 11, 2017. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at  Marathon United Methodist Church with a funeral service to follow.

SEAMANS — Sheila R. Seamans, 70, of Homer, N.Y., died Oct. 18, 2017. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. A funeral will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. A full obituary will run later this week.

Oct. 18, 2017

Deaths

CARSELLO — Joseph Carsello, 86, of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 16, 2017 at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Cortland. Services will be private and held for immediate family members.

HILSINGER — John “Jack” L. Hilsinger, 70, of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 12, 2017, at Upstate Medical University. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday at Cortland First United Methodist Church, Route 222, Cortland, N.Y. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the service. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, N.Y.

HUMPHREY — Cody J. Humphrey, 31, of Homer, died Oct. 15, 2017. Calling hour 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, with a memorial service to begin 3:30 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc.,
9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, N.Y.

REYNOLDS — Beth S. Reynolds, 97, of McGraw, N.Y., died Oct. 16, 2017, at Hospicare in Ithaca, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the McGrawville Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 p.m. until the start of the service.

SEAMANS — Santa Seamans (Aloi) 75, of Cortland, died at
4:13 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, N.Y. Calling hours are from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Oct. 17, 2017

Deaths

DE LYRA — Pamela Faye (Wheelock) de Lyra, 68, of Dawsonville, Ga., died Sept. 27, 2017. Interment will be in a private ceremony in the Glenwood Cemetery in Homer. A celebration of life will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Homer Senior Center.

WISE — Roberta Wise, 83 of Virgil, N.Y., died Oct. 14, 2017. In keeping with her wishes, her remains have been donated to science. 

Oct. 16, 2017

Deaths

ATWOOD — Horace D. Atwood, 88, of Sempronius, N.Y., died Oct. 13, 2017. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Wade’s Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Burial with military honors will follow in the Sand Hill Cemetery. A reception to celebrate his life will be held at the Sempronius Fire Department following the burial. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

DUDLI — Debie J. Dudli, 58, of Stockton Road, DeRuyter, N.Y., died Oct. 13, 2017. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

NEWCOMB — Robert K. Newcomb, 66, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 5, 2017, in Coral Springs, Fla. Private funeral services and interment will be at the graveside in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

SARACENO — Tony T. Saraceno, 91, died Oct. 11, 2017, in Johnson City, N.Y. Funeral Services will be held 12:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 1 p.m. Entombment will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home from 4 to 7 p.m. today.

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