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Death and Birth Notices

BUSH — Michael B. Bush, 66, of Lancaster, Pa., died April 25, 2013, at home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, Pa. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
LAYAW — Lloyd Dean Layaw, 89, of State Route 222, died April 22, 2013, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. May 4 at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial with military honors will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. May 4 prior to the memorial service and also at a reception at the DVMH after the burial.
MARTENS — Ralph Loel Martens, 94, died April 25, 2013. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer. There are no prior calling hours.
NELSON — Caroline E. Nelson, 64, of Cherry Street, Homer, N.Y., died April 23, 2013. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.
SCHOLES — Melvin Jackson “Jack” Scholes Jr., 56, of Groton, N.Y., died April 23, 2013, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A a memorial service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at his home at 3 p.m. May 4.
WILSON — Donald H. Wilson, 83, of Lenoir City, Tenn., died April 25, 2013, at his home. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, followed by funeral services at noon, in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 East Gov. John Sevier Highway, with military honors.

CARPENTER — a daughter, Anne May, 6 lbs. April 9, 2013, in Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, N.Y., to Kevin and Stacey Cornwell Carpenter, Lodi, N.Y.
COLVIN — a daughter, Natalie Mae, 7 lbs. 6 oz., March 27, 2013, in Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, N.Y., to Matt and Emily Weddle Colvin, 24 Parker Ave., Cortland, N.Y.
RAY — a son, Blake Daniel, 7 lbs. 8 oz., April 5, 2013, in Durham, N.C., to Brandon and Kristie Marks Ray, 2202 Kery Drive, Greensboro, N.C. The mother is a former Cortland resident.

MILITELLO — Rose Commisso Militello, 96, of Homer, N.Y., died April 22, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer. There are no prior calling hours. The family will meet family and friends at a reception following Mass in the basement of the church.

FITTS — Geraldine Anne Fitts, “Gerry,” 66, of Cortland, N.Y., died April 9, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, followed by a memorial service.
MILITELLO — Rose Commisso Militello, 96, a resident of the Elizabeth Brewster House, Homer, N.Y., died April 22, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home when completed.
NELSON — Caroline E. Nelson, 64, of Cherry Street, Homer, N.Y., died April 23, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home when completed.

BELL — Barbara Hope Smith Bell, 92, of Watkins Glen, N.Y., died April 22, 2013. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Reading Community Church in Reading Center, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m.
MOON — Joshua D. Moon, 32, of North Pitcher, N.Y., died April 21, 2013, in Williamsport, Pa. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Burial will be in North Pitcher Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
WING — Spencer W. Wing, 19, of Chipman Corners Road, Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 1, 2013. Burial with full military honors will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Groton Rural Cemetery. Zirbel Funeral Home has care of arrangements
STATE — Katherine M. State, 83, of 18 Squires St., Cortland, N.Y., died April 19, 2013. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery will be at the convenience of family. There are no calling hours.

BLUME — Helen M. (Morgan) Blume, 93, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died April 20, 2013. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Abington Hills Cemetery, Clarks Summit, Pa.
HOLMES — Wanda Irene Holmes, 93, formerly of Marathon and Ithaca, N.Y., died April 21, 2013, at the Groton Nursing facility. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden. Burial, delayed, will be in Parker Street Cemetery. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
JOHNSON — Ryan L. Johnson 18, of Cortland, N.Y., died April 21, 2013, in Cortland. Services will be at noon on Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call 11 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service.
LITTLE — Joseph Mounsey Little died April 18, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
SLACK — Harold R. Slack, 88, of Cortland, N.Y., died April 22, 2013, at the Groton Nursing Facility. There are no services. Interment will take place in Cortland Rural Cemetery.
WHATMAN — Paul A. Whatman died Dec. 30, 2012. Services with full military honors will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Groton Rural Cemetery. Arrangements are by Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

FOUNTAIN — Daniel E. Fountain, M.D., 82, formerly of Homer, N.Y., died Feb. 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. A celebration of Dan’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Center for the Arts of Homer (formerly the First Baptist Church of Homer), 72 South Main St.
GANEY — Jennie Ganey, 94, of Cortland, N.Y., died April 19, 2013. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Burial will follow Mass at the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
MORSE — Francis D. Morse, 57, of Auburn, N.Y., and formerly of Cortland, died April 19, 2013, at Crown Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Cortland. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday prior to the start of services.
STITH — Barbara A.Stith, 59, of Cortland, N.Y., died April 19, 2013, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home,9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. prior.
TITCOMB — Kenneth Gerard Titcomb, 59, died April 6, 2013. Private family services will be held at the family’s convenience.

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