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Deaths and births for the week of Aug. 20-25, 2018

August 25, 2018

Deaths

RUDE — Betty J. (Rowley) Rude, 94, of Elm Street, Groton, N.Y., died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St, Groton. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m prior to the service. Burial will be in the Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.

URDA — Eileen P. Urda, of Groton, N.Y., died Aug. 23, 2018. Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 Monday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 59 North Main St., Cortland.

August 24, 2018

Deaths

KEISTER — Alice Keister has died. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter. Smith Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

URDA — Eileen P. Urda, 71, of Groton, N.Y., died Aug. 23, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

August 23, 2018

Deaths

BROWN — Alfred R. Brown, 86, of Apulia Station, N.Y., formerly of Homer, N.Y., died Aug. 21, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hartwell Funeral Home, 461 Route 281, Tully. Burial will follow in the Lafayette Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family will receive friends at the Homer Legion after the burial on Saturday.

NORRIS — C. Michael Norris, 92, died Aug. 16, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Homer, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. The family will receive friends and relatives in the basement of St. Margaret Church following the service.

MILLER — Richard Lee “Dick” Miller, of DeRuyter, N.Y., formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., has died. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

August 22, 2018

Deaths

CARRIER — Eber Carrier, 62, of Clovis, N.M., died June 28, 2018. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at Virgil Cemetery.

LORTSCHER — Robert ‘Bob’ Lortscher, 77, of Richford, N.Y., died Aug. 19, 2018. A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley. 

PERCY — Donald H. Percy, 73, of Locke, N.Y., died Aug. 19, 2018.Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Lansing Funeral Home, Lansing. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial, with military honors, will be in North Lansing Cemetery.

RUDE — Betty J. (Rowley) Rude, 94, of Elm Street, Groton, N.Y., died Aug. 19, 2018. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St, Groton. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m prior to the service. Burial will be in the Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.

STEGER — Paula W. Steger, 65, of 6759 Steger Road, Preble, N.Y., has died. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Elmwood Cemetery, Preble. There will be no calling hours.

August 21, 2018

Deaths

GILBERT — Lisa Marie Gilbert, 33, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Aug. 13, 2018. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A celebration of life will follow memorial service at the American Legion, 212 Tompkins St., Cortland.

GRIFFITH — Christine N. Griffith, 49, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 8, 2018. A time of sharing will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

HALL — David W. Hall, 94, of Rockefeller Road, Moravia, N.Y., died Aug. 18, 2018. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Patrick’s Church, Grove Street, Moravia. Burial with military honors will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia.

MATHEWS — Anne Mathews, 96, died Aug. 14, 2018. A time of sharing will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at 3078 Page Green Road, Cortland. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

WHALEN — Patrick James Whalen died on Aug. 17, 2018. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow immediately at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 4101 West Road, Cortland.

August 20, 2018

Deaths

PEASE — Paul Pease, 88, died Aug. 11, 2018. Services will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Heffner Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 1551 Kenneth Road, York, Pa.

RUDE — Betty J. ( Rowley ) Rude, 94, Groton, N.Y., died Aug. 19, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

STEGER — Paula W. Steger, 65, of 6759 Steger Road, Preble, N.Y., has died. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Elmwood Cemetery, Preble. There will be no calling hours.

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