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Deaths and births for the week of April 2-7, 2018

April 7, 2018

Deaths

BURCH — James (Jim) Burch, 98, of Groton, N.Y., formerly of Largo, Fla., died April 5, 2018. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, corner of Hamlin and Madison Streets, Cortland. Interment with military honors will follow in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the church.

MILLER — Lois E. Miller, 95, of Cortland, N.Y., died April 5, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

PFEIL — Sharon (Hills) Pfeil, 70, of Buffalo, N.Y., died March 25, 2018. No services are planned.

STOREY — Cora “Midge” Storey, 70, of Apalachin, N.Y., and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died April 4, 2018. A funeral service will be held Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A calling hour will begin at 11 a.m. followed by the funeral at noon.

April 6, 2018

Deaths

BLECK — William S. Bleck, 71 of Dryden, N.Y., died March 27, 2018. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden.

GREEN — Kathleen “Kitty” M. Green, 69, of Homer, N.Y., died April 4, 2018. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel prior to services. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

NISWENDER — Robert D. Niswender, 70, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died April 1, 2018. There will be a memorial service and reception to follow at 1 p.m. May 12 at the Homer American Legion, Burns McCauliffe Post 465, 63 Main St., Homer.

SPANO — Jeanne Emily (Finton) Spano, 70, died March 18, 2018. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. April 21 at the VFW in Gouverneur. Burial will be at the family’s convenience.

April 5, 2018

Deaths

No report.

April 4, 2018

Deaths

NICHOLS — Robert E. “Bob” Nichols, 90, of Homer died   April 2, 2018. Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY, 13045. Services and burial will be private.

STILLWELL-LUCAS — Barbara Stillwell-Lucas died Easter morning, April 1, 2018. There is no funeral service. A celebration of her life will take place at her daughter’s house, 8 Randall Street, for close friends and family, 5 to 7 p.m., April 13.

STEWART — Joyce L. Stewart, 90, of Wellsboro, Pa., died March 27, 2018. Calling hours will be noon April 8 at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. Following will be a service at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Groton Rural Cemetery.

YOUNG — Rosa Mae Young, 87, of The Friendship House, Cortland, died March 31, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY. Burial will take place at a later time at the West Hill Homer Cemetery.

 

April 3, 2018

Deaths

REA — Melanie Sue Hathaway Rea, 50, of Richmond, Va., and formerly of South Otselic, N.Y., died March 31, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

STRAUF — Theodore “Ted” N. Strauf, 68, of Cortland, N.Y., died April 1, 2018. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 155 Port Watson St., Cortland.

YACAVONE — Donald L. Yacavone, 74, of Camillus, N.Y., died April 2, 2018. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 216 N. Lowell Ave., where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Camillus.

JANDREW — Harold Lewis Jandrew Sr., 82, of Route 281, Preble, N.Y., died April 1, 2018. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 U.S. Route 11, Homer. There will be a time for sharing a story or memory immediately following at 7 p.m.

April 2, 2018

Deaths

BEATTIE — Donald J. Beattie, 76, of Cuyler, N.Y., died March 31, 2018. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter.

BRIGGS — John “Jack” M. Briggs, 73, of Homer, N.Y., died March 29, 2018. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A private family interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

LEONARD — Paula E. Amidon Leonard, 62, of Locke, N.Y., died March 28, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.

LORENZO — Albertina Ferro Lorenzo, 91, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 30, 2018. A calling hour will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, Pomeroy Street, Cortland. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

MARKS — Edith C. Marks, 76, of Page Green Road, Cortland, N.Y., died March 30, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. April 9 at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. April 9 at the funeral home prior to the services. Interment will be in Groton Rural Cemetery.

MEYER — Dr. Gerald “Gerry” Dennis Meyer, 102, of Ithaca, N.Y., died March 27, 2018. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A family memorial gathering will take place at his burial at a later date.

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