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Death and Birth Notices

JONES — a daughter, Chloe Elizabeth, 8 lbs. 3 oz., Feb. 10, 2013, in Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y., to Jerry and Sarah Smith Jones, 234 Chapman Place, Elmira. The mother is a former Cortland resident.
O’CONNOR — a son, Eli Sean, 8 lbs. 3 oz., Feb. 15, 2013, to Sean and Nicole VanBenSchoten O’Connor, 1033 Cobb St., Groton, N.Y.
VALENTINE — a son, Silas Richard, 9 lbs. 1 oz., Feb. 4, 2013, to Jonathan and Terri Jencks Valentine, 4 Crandall St., Cortland, N.Y.

TIDD — Betty J. Tidd, 86, of Moravia, N.Y., died Feb. 21, 2013, at Howd Nursing Facility. Services will be at noon Wednesday at the Groton Assembly of God. Spring interment will be in the Groton Rural Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon prior to the services.

CERCONE — Mary P. (Guingo) Cercone, 82, of Paterson, N.J., died Feb. 19, 2013, in Andover, N.J. Services will be 9 a.m. Monday at Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd., Totowa, N.J. Funeral Mass to follow at Our Lady of Pompeii Roman Catholic Church, Paterson, N.J., at 9:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
MADONNA — Rose Y. Berardi Madonna, 90, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 21, 2013, at home. A service will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony’s Church, 50 Pomeroy St. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave.
MURPHY — Eugene R. Murphy, 63, of Cortland, N.Y., passed away on Feb. 18, 2013, at his residence. A graveside service will be Monday at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
TIDD — Betty Jean Tidd, 86, of Moravia, N.Y., died Feb. 21, 2013, at Howd’s Nursing Home. Services will be held at noon on Wednesday at the Groton Assembly of God. Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon prior to the services. Spring interment will be in the Groton Rural Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.
WHITNEY — Joyce E. Whitney, 71, of McDonough, N.Y., died Feb. 20, 2013, at her home. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

GUNN — Michael J. Gunn, 64, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 20, 2013, at his home. A service will be at noon Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Friends may call 10 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be held at 10:15 a.m. followed by an Eastern Star service at 10:30 a.m.
KNICKERBOCKER — Marian L. (Randall) Knickerbocker, 91, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Feb. 19, 2013, at her home. Services will be 11 a.m. on March 2 at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Burial will be in Cincinnatus Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m.on March 1 at the funeral home.
WOODWARD — Lucille E. Woodward, 98, formerly of Fairview Drive, Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 20, 2013, at Cortland Park Nursing Home.A service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

DAYTON — Harris A. Dayton, 88, of Corn Crib Road, Freeville, N.Y., died Feb. 19, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. A service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Reach Out For Christ Church, 318 Johnson Road, Freeville. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.
KNICKERBOCKER — Marian Knickerbocker, 91, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Feb. 19, 2013, at her home. Funeral arrangements, when complete, will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
MOYER — Eileen Joyce McArthur Moyer, 83, of DeRuyter, N.Y., died Feb. 17, 2013, at her daughter’s home. Services at 1 p.m. Saturday, Federated Church of New Woodstock.

HERCINGER — Marguerite Betty Hercinger, 88, formerly of Peruville Road, Groton, N.Y., died Feb. 17, 2013 at the Groton Nursing Facility. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Perkins Funeral Home. Burial, delayed until spring, will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends are invited to call from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.

PARK — Philip L. Park, 78, of Homassasa, Fla., died Feb. 15, 2013. Burial will be Thursday at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.
WILLARD — Margaret H. Willard, 97, died Feb. 17, 2013, at Cortland Park. Private services will be held in Hampden, Maine. Wright-Beard Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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