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Death and birth notices for the week of May 7-12, 2018

May 12, 2018

Deaths

BETTERS — Michael D. Betters, 35, of Homer, N.Y., died May 10, 2018. There are no services.

FRANCIS — David W. Francis, 47, of Groton died May 10, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 William St., Groton, N.Y.

KNICKERBOCKER — Mary B. Knickerbocker, 88, of Homer, died May 11, 2018. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc. Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

WHITED — Patricia Whited, 90, died May 6 in Colonial Heights, Virginia, her recent home after long life in Marathon. Internment is at 2 p.m. May 19 at the Marathon Cemetery.

Births

BEAN — a son, Charlie Russell, 8 pounds, 15 ounces, March 14 at Cortland Regional Medical Center, to Caleb Bean and Michelle Poole, 3866 Hobart Hill Road, Cortland.

BOULANGER — a son, Cole Lewis, 6 pounds, 4 ounces, March 30 at Cortland Regional Medical Center to Andrew and Nicole Morris Boulanger, South Hill Road, McGraw.

COMFORT – a son, Noah Joseph, 5 lbs. 15 oz., April 22, 2018, to Nick Comfort and Kayla Jo’ell Stockton, 1606 Oakcrest St., Cortland, N.Y.

LYON — a daughter, Natalie Lynn, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, April 7, to Peter and Stepanie Lyon, 361 Route 11, Marathon.

MATTES — a daughter, Stella Jane, 7 pounds, 4 ounces, April 6 to Stephen Mattes and Stephanie Miller, 37 Cleveland St., Cortland.

McGUINNESS — a daughter, Aubree Ann, 9 pounds, 2 ounces, April 3, to James III and Stephanie Davis McGuinness, 54 Evergreen St., Cortland.

MOTT — A son, Oliver Raymond Mott, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, born April 26 to Lyndsee Wescott Mott and Christopher Mott of Cincinnatus at Cortland Regional Medical Center.

SWARTWOOD — a son, Angelo Brinton, 8 pounds 10 ounces, March 31, to Schuyler and Rose Marie Swartwood, 46 E. Court St., Cortland.

May 9, 2018

Deaths

NISWENDER — A celebration of life service/reception for Robert D. Niswender will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Homer American Legion. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

GILLETTE — Martha B. Gillette, 92, a resident of the Elizabeth Brewster House, Homer, N.Y., died May 5, 2018. Graveside services for friends and family will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Faith Baptist Church, 1731 Route 13, Cortland.

HOTCHKISS — Doreen E. Hotchkiss, 90, died April 8, in Ogden, Utah. A service celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden, NY, followed by interment in Virgil Rural Cemetery.

JACOBSEN — David A. Jacobsen, 69, of Cortland, N.Y., died May 6, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church, 14 Copeland Ave. Homer, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Margaret’s Church.

May 8, 2018

Deaths

GILLETTE — Martha B. Gillette, 92, a resident of the Elizabeth Brewster House, Homer, died May 5, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

JACOBSEN — David A. Jacobsen, 69, of Cortland, N.Y., May 6, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

LEESON — Dorothy W. (Greene) Leeson, 78, of Williamson/Palmyra, died May 3, 2018. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

MAYE —Kenneth R. Maye Sr., 83 of Groton, N.Y., died May 4, 2018. The family will have a celebration of his life at 1 p.m. Friday at the Groton Senior Housing community room. Burial will be in the Groton Rural Cemetery. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, has care of arrangements.

PETTIBONE — David E. Pettibone, 63, of Clinton, N.Y., died May 6, 2018. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome.

ROSATO — Joseph T. Rosato, 63, of Cortland, N.Y., died May 4, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 6 N. Main St., Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family extends an invitation for friends and family to join them after the committal prayers at the Port Watson Mini Conference Center 131 Port Watson St. Cortland. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

WALKER — Denise R. Walker, 66, of West Main Street, Dryden, N.Y., died May 6, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Perkins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Visitation will be from from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.

May 7, 2018

Deaths

ELLIS — Thomas R. Ellis, 51, of Groton, N.Y., died May 1, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

FARNHOLTZ — Charles B. Farnholtz, 54, of Truxton, N.Y., died May 2, 2018. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Truxton United Methodist Church. There are no calling hours. Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter, has arrangements.

MAYE — Kenneth R. Maye Sr., 83, of Groton, N.Y., died May 4, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton

ROSATO — Joseph T. Rosato, 63, of Cortland, N.Y., died May 4, 2018. Arrangements under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home will be announced when complete.

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