Death and Birth Notices

September 16, 2014

ALEXANDER — Paul A. Alexander, 54, of Cortland Road, Groton, died Sept. 15, 2014. Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at noon at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the services. Interment will be in McLean Cemetery.
ASHCRAFT — Elizabeth P. Ashcraft, 79, of Groton, N.Y., died Sept. 14, 2014, at home. Zirbel Funeral Home has care of arrangements and her wishes were for services to be private.
BANNER — Frank Banner, 86, of Preble, died Sept. 14, 2014, at home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery, Preble. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Grace Christian Fellowship, 1250 Fisher Ave., Cortland. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s paper.
LANDSDOWNE — Virginia Landsdowne, 75, of Seminole, Okla., died Sept. 7, 2014. There are no calling hours or services at this time.
MORRIS — Florence S. Morris, 82, formerly of the Cortland, N.Y., area and currently of Tully, died Sept. 15, 2014, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Friends may call from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Thursday with a memorial service to begin at 5 p.m. at the Wright Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
STUPKE — Barbara B. Stupke, 91, of Blodgett Mills, N.Y., died Sept. 14, 2014, at Cayuga Ridge Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
WILBUR — Scott Warren Wilbur, 60, of Marietta, Ga., died Aug. 29, 2014. A funeral Mass was held Sept. 3 at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church in Atlanta. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 4 at the United Presbyterian Church, Cincinnatus, followed by music at the Wilbur Guest House, 2862 Cincinnatus Road, Cincinnatus.

September 15, 2014

CONTRASTAN — Michael A. Contrastan, 83, of Cortland, N.Y., died Sept. 10, 2014, in Syracuse. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sept. 25 in All Saints Church, 1340 Lancaster Ave., Syracuse. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt.
SUTLIFF — Paul E. Sutliff, 77, of Groton, died Sept. 12, 2014, at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. Interment will follow in West Groton Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
HORTON — Barbara W. Horton, 80, of Harford, N.Y., died Sept. 12, 2014, at her home. A memorial service will celebrate her life at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dryden Baptist Church with Pastor James Owen officiating. Burial will be private.
McCANN — Delores A. McCann, 73, of Willet, N.Y., died Sept. 10, 2014. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
RONGO — Ann N. Rongo, 79, of Cortland, N.Y., died Sept. 13, 2014, at Crouse Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Riccardi Funeral Home Chapel, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.