Death and Birth Notices

October 24, 2014

FOLEY — Benjamin Foley, 31, of Richford, N.Y., died Oct. 22, 2014, at his home. A celebration of his life will be held Nov. 8 at the family camp, starting at noon.
HILL — Matthew Ryan Hill, 15, of Ocklawaha, Florida, died Oct. 12, 2014, at home. A graveside service will be held Saturday at the Sand Hill Cemetery, with a celebration of Matthew’s life to follow at the Sempronius Fire Station at 1 p.m.

October 23, 2014

ALEXANDER — Eva C.M. Alexander, 82, of Groton, New York, died Oct. 19, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.  Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Kingdom Hall, 530 Sears Road, Cortland, followed by a memorial talk starting at 3 p.m.. Arrangements are in the care of Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
FRIEDMAN — Susan S. Friedman, 56, of DeRuyter, New York, died Oct, 19, 2014, at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Church, DeRuyter. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter.
HIGGINS — Beverlye Bishop Higgins, 88, died Oct. 22, 2014, at her home. A celebration of Beverlye’s life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Peg Mill Retreat at 470 Locke Road (Route 38) in Groton.
SPENCER-SMITH — Debra Spencer-Smith, 59, of Skinner Hill Road, Moravia, New York, died Oct. 21, 2014. There will be no services.

October 22, 2014

BOYLES — Hazel M. Boyles, 95, of North Syracuse, N.Y., died Oct. 20, 2014, at Cortland Park Rehab. Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Grace Christian Fellowship, 1250 Fisher Ave., Cortland. A calling hour will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. before services at the church. Interment will follow in Bird Cemetery, Locke.
BROWN — Kennard W. Brown Sr., 60, of Spafford, N.Y., died Oct. 21, 2014, at home. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Scott United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Cold Brook Cemetery. Calling hours are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service.
STEVENS — Steven D. Stevens, 55, of Marathon, N.Y., died Oct. 16, 2014. A celebration of life will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Marathon American Legion.
TOBIAS — Virginia Hope Tobias, 85, of Cayuga Street, Homer, N.Y., died Oct. 20, 2014, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.


October 21, 2014

None to report.

October 20, 2014

COTTRELL — Ruth E. Cottrell, 90, of Scott, N.Y., died Oct. 16, 2014, at the Groton Nursing Facility. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A service will begin at 11 a.m. A burial will follow at Scott Union Cemetery.
DiROSA — Uraula Manderano DiRosa, 97, died Oct. 17, 2014 at home. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
RISAVI — Joan Marie Risavi, 87, died Oct. 17, 2014, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center Nursing Facility. There are no calling hours or public services.
STEVENS — Inez E. Stevens, 98, of Groton, died Oct. 17, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Groton Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton.