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Deaths and births for the week of Nov. 6-11, 2017

Nov. 11, 2017

Deaths

FRAHN — Marlee F. Frahn, 80, of Homer, N.Y., and formerly of Chatham, N.J., died Nov. 2, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at Grace Christian Fellowship, 1250 Fisher Ave., Cortland. Friends are invited to a reception with the family following the service.

TOWERS — Rosemarie Prosperi Towers, 81, of Florida, and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 3, 2017, in Palm Bay, Florida. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

WEATHERBY — Leah Irene Weatherby, 93, of Salisbury, N.C., died Nov. 10, 2017. There will be no calling hours. A burial with military honors will be held at a later date in Virgil.

Nov. 10, 2017

Deaths

HUNT — Charles S. Hunt Jr., 96, of Freeville, N.Y., formerly of Cortland, died Nov. 8, 2017. Services and burial at Willow Glen Cemetery at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.

SHEARER — Ronald Shearer, 78, of Cortland, died Nov. 8, 2017. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at the Bible Baptist Church, Route 281, Cortland NY. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family.

WILCOX — Tracy T. Wilcox, 48, of Aurora, Colorado, formerly of Homer, died Nov. 3, 2017.

Nov. 9, 2017

Deaths

BROWN — Joan M Brown, 82, of Truxton, died Tuesday at her home. The service will be private. Burial will be in Truxton Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to Richard’s home following the service.

GUNN — Olia C. Gunn, 77 of  Groton, N.Y., died Nov. 7, 2017, at the Groton Community Health Care Center.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the Groton Assembly of God. The family will receive friends from noon to
1 p.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Groton Rural Cemetery. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, has care of arrangements.

STEVENS — Hilda M. Stevens, 82, formerly of Preble, N.Y., died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, 6753 State Route 281, Preble. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Preble. Calling hours will be held at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

UNDERWOOD — Danie A. Underwood Sr., 79, of McGraw, N.Y., died Nov. 1, 2017. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Nov. 8, 2017

Deaths

DEWEY — Cheryl Dewey, 43, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 27, 2017. Calling hours will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. A funeral service will follow the calling hours.

GUNN — Olia C. Gunn, 77 of Groton, N.Y., died Nov. 7, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Groton Assembly of God. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the services.  Interment will be in the Groton Rural Cemetery. Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton has care of arrangements.

MORATZ — Hermann Moratz, 95, has died. A celebration of life to be announced for December 2017.

PEASE — Carl Levere Pease, 84 of Homer, N.Y., died Nov. 5, 2017. A graveside celebration will be held at noon Saturday at the Atwater Cemetery on Route 41, Homer.

WAFFNER — Timothy James Waffner died Oct 30, 2017. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Preble Congregational Church with a service to immediately follow. A celebration of life will be held afterward at the Preble Fire Station.

Nov. 7, 2017

Deaths

DOLGIN — Mary Kathleen (nee Whalen) Dolgin died Nov. 3, 2017. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A funeral service will be held at noon at the funeral home. Interment will follow immediately at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 4101 West Road, Cortland.

FEDORKA — Betty June Fedorka, 86, of Lansing, N.Y., died Nov. 3, 2017. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church, 347 Ridge Road, Lansing. Burial will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery, King Ferry. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing.

GATES — Diana J. Gates, 63, of Homer, N.Y., and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 4, 2017. Services are private under the direction of the Autenrith Funeral Home, 7479 Main St., Newport.

GREENMAN — Dorothy M. Greenman, 91, of Cortlandville, N.Y., died Nov. 5, 2017. Calling hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home followed by interment at the McGrawville Cemetery.

MEAD — Elizabeth Mead, 85, of Homer, N.Y., died Nov. 5, 2017. Private services and burial will be at the family’s convenience.

PEASE — Carl L. Pease, 84, of Homer, N.Y., died Nov. 5, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. A full obituary will run later this week. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

TRASK — Vernard R. Trask, 93, of Freeville, N.Y., died Nov. 4, 2017. Calling hours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Willow Glen Cemetery.

Nov. 6, 2017

Deaths

DOLGIN — Mary K. Dolgin, 68, of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 3, 2017, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements. A full obituary will run at a later date.

LEET — Albert L. Leet, 75, of Marathon, N.Y., died Nov. 3, 2017. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Whitney Point, 2938 Route 11, Whitney Point. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church.

PERKINS — Paula J. Perkins, 77, of Groton, N.Y., died Nov. 4, 2017. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Anthony’s Church, Groton. Interment will follow in Groton Rural Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton.

UNDERWOOD — Danie A. Underwood Sr., 79, of Marathon, N.Y., died Nov. 1, 2017. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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