October 23, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of May 14-19, 2018

May 19, 2018


AVERY — Jerry F. Avery, 83, formerly of Virgil, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2018, in Fayetteville, N.C. A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. May 26 at the United Methodist Church in Virgil.

DODGE — Leslie Annette Rathbone Dodge, 76, died March 4, 2018. There will be a memorial at a later date.

GALUTZ — Lena Galutz, 98, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., has died in Florida. Riccardi Funeral Home will announce the arrangements when complete.

PUDERBAUGH — Wilma June Atkins Puderbaugh, 89, of Cortland, N.Y., died May 17, 2018. Private services are being arranged by Perkins Funeral Home in Dryden.

May 17, 2018


CONNER — William (Bill) Conner III, formerly of Groton, died unexpectedly Feb. 21, 2018, in Galena, Md. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Groton Rural Cemetery. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, has care of arrangements.

DWYER HILLENBRAND — Elizabeth Dwyer Hillenbrand, PhD, 89, a Washington, D.C.-area psychologist and former journalist for the Washington Post and Syracuse Herald-Journal, died in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2018. After a memorial service at Washington, D.C.’s Holy Trinity Church, her ashes will be interred next to her parents at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 4101 West Road, Cortland, at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14. All are welcome.

May 16, 2018


BOQUIST — Patricia Boquist, 82, died May 12, 2018 in Ithaca, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine of Siena, 309 Siena Dr., Ithaca NY 14850.

BURNHAM — James Joseph Burnham, 61, died Jan. 4, 2018. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.

FRANCIS —Elbert Jay Francis, 74, of Salt Road, Moravia, N.Y. died Monday, May 14, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at the Perkins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mclean Rural Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 55 West Main St., Dryden.

GUERNSEY — Dorothy L. Guernsey, 94, formerly of McGraw N.Y., died Feb. 25, 2018. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.

HALL — Joyce Ellen Hall (Ryan), 76, formerly of McGraw, N.Y., died April 17, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at Willow Valley Community in Willow Street, Pennsylvania, June 9, 2018.

May 15, 2018


RAINBOW — Jean B. Rainbow, 85, of Cortland, N.Y., died May 13, 2018, at home. Arrangements under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home are at the convenience of family.

May 14, 2018


BUCK — Clifford (Kip) M. Buck, 86, of Mount Pleasant, N.C., formerly of Lansing, N.Y., has died. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lansing United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Interment with full military honors will follow at the North Lansing Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, NY 13073.

FRANCIS — David W Francis, 47, of Groton, N.Y., died May 10, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 William St., Groton, NY.

WITTY — Robert O. Witty died May 11, 2018 in Philadelphia. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Marathon Rural Cemetery.