October 21, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2019

February 1, 2019

Deaths

ADESSA — Michael T. Adessa, 72, died in his home in Tempe, Ariz., on Jan. 11, 2019. Services will be held in early summer, to be announced at a later date.

(HAMILTON) GARDNER — Mary Ellen (Hamilton) Gardner, 88, of Marathon (Freetown), N.Y., died Jan. 29, 2019, at the Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Cortland, N.Y. There will be no immediate calling hours or funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and time.

January 31, 2019

Deaths

BOYDEN — Erwin H. Boyden, 82, of East Homer-Baltimore Road, Homer, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2019, at Guthrie Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Homer, 16 Cayuga St., Homer. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 U.S. Route 11, Homer.

ECCLESTON — Gerald F. Eccleston, 63, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Jan. 27, 2019, at his home. There are no immediate funeral services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date and time.

FELLOWS — Dennis K. Fellows, 70, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2019. Services will be private. Share condolences at edwardjryanandson.com.

HOBART — Stanley L. Hobart Sr., 91, of Moravia (New Hope), N.Y., died Jan. 29, 2019. Funeral services will be held in the spring with military honors at a time to be announced. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery.

January 30, 2019

Deaths

KNAPP — Shirley Knapp, 94, of Port Watson Street, Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bible Baptist Church, 15 West Road, Cortland, N.Y. Friends are invited to greet the family following the service at the church. Private burial will be in the spring in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

OWEN — Ronnie L. Owen Sr., 62, of Marathon, N.Y., died Jan. 27, 2019. A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Marathon Civic Center. A private burial will be in the spring.

BENJAMIN — Nancy Remmele Benjamin, 89, died Jan. 27, 2019. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cortland. Entombment will follow at the Cortland Rural Cemetery Gibson Chapel.

RODMAN — Carlton R. “Rock” Rodman Sr., 81, of East Homer, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2019. Services will be announced in the spring by the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

HENRY — Dorothy June Snell Henry, 90, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 24, 2019. Services will be Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m., with the service immediately following at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Spring at Blodgett Mills Cemetery.

WHITE — Ruby P. White, 98, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Jan. 27, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the start of the 2:30 p.m. service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cincinnatus Cemetery in the spring.

January 29, 2019

Deaths

HOFFMAN — John C. Hoffman, 69, of Moravia, N.Y., died Jan. 26, 2019. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Calling hours precede the service from noon to 3 p.m.

JONES — Harold B. Jones, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Jan. 21, 2019. A memorial service will be held in Orange Park, Fla., at the Life Care Center at Wells Crossing.

NIELSEN — Mary E. Nielsen, 93, of Cortland. N.Y., died Jan. 27, 2019. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in Bird Cemetery, Locke. There are no calling hours. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, has care of arrangements.

January 28, 2019

Deaths

ORTIZ — George A. Ortiz, 99, of Pharsalia, N.Y., died Jan. 26, 2019. Memorial services will be held April 27 at the South Otselic United Methodist Church at a time to be announced. There will be no prior calling hours.

OWEN — Ronnie L. Owen, Sr., 62, of Marathon, N.Y., died Jan. 27, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Marathon.

WHITE — Ruby P. White, 98, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2109. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY.