December 5, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Jan. 2-6, 2018

Jan. 6, 2018


BURNHAM — James Joseph Burnham, 61, died Jan. 4, 2018. A memorial service will be held in the spring and will be announced at a later date.

SPENCE — Marion Torrance Spence, 94, of Willoughby, Ohio, died Dec. 31, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held Jan. 20 at the Lyons Chapel at Ohio Living Breckenridge Village, Willoughby, Ohio. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid at a later date.

Jan. 5, 2018


HOLLENBECK — Richard L. Hollenbeck, “Dick”, 69, formerly of Homer N.Y., died Dec. 23, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winter Haven, Fla., followed with a graveside service in Avoca at a future time.

PEARCE — Carl R. Pearce died Dec. 19, 2017. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Perkins Funeral Home in Dryden. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Dryden Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at a later date in the Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn. 

Jan. 4, 2018


BEAUDRY — G. Fred Beaudry III, 87, of Owego N.Y., died Jan. 3, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Union Church, North Avenue Owego. Burial will be at a later date in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at Richards Funeral Home, 3670 Waverly Road, Owego.

LEONARD — Linda E. (Morris) Leonard, 70, of Cortland, N.Y., and formerly of McGraw, N.Y., died Jan. 2, 2018. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at the McGrawville Baptist Church. Burial will be at a later date in E. Homer Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the start of the noon service Saturday.

Jan. 3, 2018


DAVIS — Robert Lester Davis, 87, of Groton, NY, formerly of Freeville and Pearl River, NY, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at Groton Nursing Facility. Burial in Kocher Cemetery, Harvey’s Lake, PA, will be private at the convenience of the family.

LEONARD — Linda E. (Morris) Leonard, 70, of Cortland, and formerly of McGraw, died Jan. 2, 2018, at Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY.

THORSEN — Eileen S. Thorsen died Dec. 31, 2017 at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. At her request, there are no calling hours.

Jan. 2, 2018


BENTLEY — Richard “Dick” Bentley, 77, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 30, 2017. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland with a celebration of life to follow at 4 p.m. at the Cortland Elk’s Lodge, Groton Avenue.

MINOR — Robert (Bob) Minor Sr., 85, died Dec. 16, 2017. A gathering for family and friends will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion on Tompkins Street in Cortland.

ROMAINE — John Irving Romaine, 80, of South Prince George, Va., died Dec. 28, 2017. A funeral service was to be held at 1 p.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3701 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights, Va. Interment will follow at Southlawn Memorial Park.