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Death and Birth Notices

DOUGLASS — Geraldine C. Douglass, 89, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 25, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.
MEISTER — Adrian L. Meister, 88, formerly of Tully, N.Y., died Jan. 15, 2013, in State College, Pa. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Hartwell Funeral Home, 461 State Route 281, Tully. The funeral service will follow at 11:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
PARKS — Elbert E. Parks, 86, of Freeville, N.Y., died Jan. 24, 2013. Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton, has arrangements.

EASTMAN — George B. Eastman, 85, of 77 Bird Cemetery Road, Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 23, 2013, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday. at the V.F.W. Post 7127, Grove Street, Moravia. Spring interment will be in Bird Cemetery, Locke. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the V.F.W. Post.
GARDNER — Ethelyn M. Gardner, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Jan. 25, 2013, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
KENYON — Vernon “Pop” E. Kenyon Jr., 68, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Jan. 23, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City. Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Willet Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

EASTMAN — George B. Eastman, 85, of Bird Cemetery Road, Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 23, 2013, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
FORSTER — John E. Forster, 56, of Homer, N.Y., formerly of Maynard, Mass., died Jan. 19, 2013. A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.
PLANCK — Anne N. Planck, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 23, 2013, at her home. Arrangements under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home will be announced when complete.
RICHARDSON — Patricia J. “Patti” Richardson, 64, of Ithaca, N.Y., died Jan. 21, 2013, at her home. A celebration of Patti’s life will be held on Saturday at Herson Funeral Home, 110 S. Geneva St., Ithaca. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon with a service immediately following.
SPICER — Kelcie L. Spicer, 19, died Jan. 21, 2013. Friends may call at the Marathon Civic Center at 1 p.m. Saturday until service time at 4 p.m.
WOOD — Ethel M. Wood, 99, of Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 17, 2013, in Groton. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Virgil United Methodist Church prior to funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Zirbel Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

PERRY — a son, Layne Matthew, 9 lbs. 1l oz., Dec. 23, 2012, to Matthew Perry and Jaimie Harriger, 4941 Doran Hill Road, Cincinnatus, N.Y..
SMITH — a son, Landen Karl, 10 lbs. 10 oz., Dec. 17, 2012, to Andrew Smith and Kimberly Ann Cole-Smith, 13 Fifth Ave., Cortland, N.Y.
STANNARD — a daughter, Anna Rae Marie, 7 lbs. 14 oz., Dec. 4, 2012, to Scott and Laurie Wing, 787 N. Lamont Circle, Cortland, N.Y.
TONGUE — a daughter, Christy Diana, 9 lbs. 6 oz., Dec. 22, 2012, to Alex and Aimee Janack Tongue, McGraw, N.Y.
WARD — a son, Brennan Ray, 7 lbs. 13 oz., Jan. 18, 2013, to Joseph and Lita Newman Ward, 17 Kilian Drive, Danbury, Conn. The father is a former Cortland resident.

MEEKER — Gregory David Meeker died Jan. 17, 2013. There will be a celebration of Gregory’s life from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Sebring Civic Center at 351 W. Center Street, Sebring, Fla.
SMITH — Lawrence A. Smith, 80, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 17, 2013, in Rosewood Heights Health Center, Syracuse. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday in St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave, Homer.
TINKER — Elwyn M. Tinker, 77, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 15, 2013, at the home of his sister.Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.
WHITNEY — Verna R. Whitney, 73, of Creal Road, Homer, N.Y., died Jan. 20, 2013, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. In keeping with Verna’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private and the convenience of the family.

 

BURDICK — Frank Allan Burdick died Jan. 19, 2013, at Groton Nursing Home. Per his instructions there will be no funeral or burial service. A memorial service will be held at SUNY Cortland at the convenience of the children.
GOODRICH — Mary Fletcher (Brown) Goodrich, 84, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 20, 2013, at the Cortland Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Church, 50 Pomeroy St., Cortland. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s cemetery. Friends may call at the Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
WHITNEY — Verna R. Whitney, 73, of Creal Road, Homer, N.Y., died Jan. 20, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
YOUNG — Geraldine Ferris Young, of East Homer, N.Y., died Jan. 20, 2013. A family committal service will be held in the spring. The Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter, is handling funeral arrangements.

McKANE — Janet E. McKane, 71, of Homer, N.Y., died Jan. 18, 2013, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY, 13045.

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