Deaths and births for the week of Dec. 4-9, 2017

Dec. 9, 2017


GRINNELL — Wayne A. Grinnell, 68, formerly of Hewitt Road, Scott, N.Y., died Dec. 7, 2017. There will be no services. The Donald L. Barber Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

FERRIS — Joseph F. Ferris, 85, of Syracuse, N.Y., died Dec. 5, 2017 at the VA Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Cortland, N.Y. and graduated from McGraw Central School in 1949. Celebration of life from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday,
Jan. 6, 2018 at the Pastime Athletic Club, Syracuse.

HALL — Mark T. Hall, 54, of DeRuyter, N.Y., died Dec. 2, 2017, at his home. There are no services or calling hours.

LOOMIS — Gary R. Loomis, Sr., 58, of North Pharsalia, N.Y., died Dec. 7, 2017. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday the funeral home.

Dec. 7, 2017


GRANT — Linda Grant, 72, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 3, 2017. Calling hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Crown Alliance Church in Cortland. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Cortland Rural Cemetery.

Dec. 6, 2017

KNAPP — Stephen H. Knapp, 65, died at his home in Homer, N.Y., on Nov. 30, 2017. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 Route 11, Homer. The family will also receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Homer Community Building, Main St., Homer. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Preble.

QUAIL — Wilfred R. Quail Sr., of Marathon, died at home Dec. 4, 2017. A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Marathon Civic Center.

TESTA — Peter E. Testa, 77, died Dec. 5, 2017. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland N.Y., 13045. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland, N.Y. Burial will be private.

Dec. 5, 2017


HUNT — John A. Hunt, 90, died Dec. 3, 2017. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Killawog Methodist Church. Burial at Killawog Cemetery. Arrangements by Sunset Memorial Services, Whitney Point.

Dec. 4, 2017


McKNIGHT — Susan Dexter McKnight, 82, of Tully, N.Y., died Nov. 30, 2017. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hartwell Funeral Home, 461 Route 281, Tully. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Tully Cemetery.

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