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Death and birth notices for the week of March 19-24, 2018

March 24, 2018

Deaths

FARRELL — Saundra J. Farrell, 69, of Harford, N.Y., died March 22, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and under the care of Zirbel Funeral Home 115 Williams St., Groton.

LOOMIS — Dolores M. Loomis, 78, of McDonough, N.Y., died March 23, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

SEVERANCE — George Arthur Severance Jr. 78, died March 2, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Sam Houston, and a memorial service will be held afterwards at 1 p.m. at Wayside Chapel.

VAN DONSEL — Patricia M. Van Donsel, 83, of Sebring, Fla., died March 6, 2018. Her ashes will be interred at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Cortland this spring.

March 23, 2018

Deaths

BARRY — Marie A. Barry, 84, of Groton, N.Y., died March 20, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

FOX — Desiri Fox, 26, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 19, 2018. A service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

March 22, 2018

Deaths

SMITH — Mary Emily King Smith, 104, died Feb. 3, 2018, in Lansdale, Pa.

March 21, 2018

Deaths

JONES — Dolores K. (Dodie) Jones, 88, died March 19, 2018. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church in Cortland. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

SCHENCK — Lynn David Schenck II, 47, died March 16, 2018. A calling hour will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A celebration of Lynn’s life to begin 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Spring burial will be at the Scott Union Cemetery.

March 20, 2018

Deaths

BUCHANAN — Arthur “Hippy” Buchanan Sr., 65, died March 16, 2018. A memorial will begin 10 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

COOK — Ralph A. Cook, 81, of Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 8, 2018. A celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. 

FREER — Charles D. Freer, 70, of New York, died March 16, 2018.

MAUZY — Johann L. Mauzy, 73, died March 18, 2018. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Wright Beard Funeral Home with a service immediately to follow.

MCCRACKEN — Steven M. McCracken, 60, of Cortland, N.Y., died Monday, March 19, 2018, at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. There will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

POTTER — Dr. Carleton W. Potter (99), formerly of Homer, died March 16, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held in the early summer.

March 19, 2018

Deaths

BAKER — Harry Baker, 66, died March 15, 2018. A service and burial will be announced at a later date.

BECKER — David A. Becker, 72, of Sempronius, N.Y., died March 15, 2018. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Christ United Methodist Church, 36 Church St., Moravia. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Prayers of committal will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery in Sempronius.

DOUGAN — Gladys “Glady” Faye Dougan (Munson), 68, died March 16, 2018. Funeral services held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 U.S. Route 11, Homer. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

LITTLE — Douglas Edward Little, 60, of McGraw, N.Y., died March 17, 2018. A celebration of life will be held later this year.

MILLER — Stewart James Miller, of Nevada, died March 8, 2017. Services will be held in the spring.

POTTER — Carleton Wilburn Potter, 99, of Ithaca, N.Y., died March 16, 2018.

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