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Death and birth notices for the week of Dec. 24-29, 2018

December 29, 2018

Deaths

FOX — Christopher M. Fox, 41, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 22, 2018. Services will be private and at the convenience of family.

HELLER — John L. Heller, 75, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 28, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 5 at Blodgett Mills Church.

Births

NYE — A son, Bentlee James Nye, 9 pounds, 3 ounces, born Nov. 2, 2018, to Rebecca Rice and Jeremy Nye of Marathon, at Cortland Regional Medical Center.

December 28, 2018

Deaths

ALDERETE — Kathleen Karam Alderete, 79, died Dec. 5, 2018, in Kingwood, Texas. Arrangements through Darst Funeral Home, Kingwood, Texas.

BOWMAN — Sylvia A. Bowman, 91, formerly of Cortland, died Dec. 20, 2018, in Greer, S.C. A graveside service will be held May 1 at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, N.Y. A complete obituary will appear in the spring. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.

MORGAN — Edward “Jim” Morgan, 75, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 26, 2018, at University Hospital, Syracuse. A graveside service will be held in the spring for family at McGrawville Rural Cemetery. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.

TREACY — Clyde D. Treacy Sr., 75, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 26, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, N.Y.

December 27, 2018

Deaths

CAREY — Eleanor A. Carey, 88, of Comstock Road, Ithaca, died Dec. 26, 2018, at Hospicare after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

DENNISON — Alice Katherine Denison, 93, of Truxton, died
Dec. 21, 2018, at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Cortland. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. May 10, 2019, at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Truxton. All are welcome to attend. There are no calling hours.

GRISWOLD — Douglas P. Griswold, 67, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 25, 2018, at Riverview Manor Health Care Facility, Owego, N.Y. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services.

HOPKINS — Gerald E. Hopkins, 84, of Homer, died Dec. 24, 2018, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be at noon Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Burial will be in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

KIRK — John W. Kirk, 69, of Locke (Summerhill), N.Y., died
Dec. 25, 2018, at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, following a brief illness. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden, N.Y. A Celebration of life will take place at a later date.

RUPERT — Gloria L. Rupert, 85, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 25, 2018, unexpectedly after a short illness. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, N.Y. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family with
arrangements.

ZELSNACK — Stephen H. Zelsnack Jr., 48, died Dec. 21, 2018, at Upstate Medical University. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Stephen’s in Marathon, N.Y., with a Catholic Funeral Mass to follow.

December 26, 2018

Deaths

EMENO — Maria G. Emeno, 82, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 23, 2018. Funeral services will be private and held at the convienence of the family. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, has care of arrangements.

RZEPKA — Jeanne L. Rzepka, 90, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 21, 2018.

ZELSNACK — Stephen H. Zelsnack Jr., 48, died Dec. 21, 2018. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Stephen’s in Marathon. A Catholic funeral Mass will follow.

December 24, 2018

Deaths

CLOUTIER — Betty Jane “Pat” Cloutier, 91, of Groton, N.Y., Dec. 22, 2018. There are no services. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.

CROSLEY — Aletha L. Crosley, 95, of Carroway Hill Road, Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 21, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Margaret Catholic Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in the spring. The family will receive friends and relatives immediately following Mass, from noon to 2 p.m. in the basement of the church.

DeRUSHIA — Kenneth DeRushia, 79, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 21, 2018. Calling hours will be 2 to 4:45 p.m. Thursday, with a service to follow at 5 p.m. at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Spring burial will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery, Blodgett Mills.

SPAULDING — Harwood Spaulding, 93, a resident of Charlottesville, Va., and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died at home Dec. 23, 2018. A memorial service will be held in Charlottesville at the convenience of the family.

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