October 22, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Feb. 18-23, 2019

February 23, 2019

Deaths

HAMMES — June G. Hammes died Feb. 16, 2019, at Springmoor Stewart Health Center.

HAWLEY — James R. Hawley, 21, of Marathon, N.Y., died Feb. 21, 2019. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 U.S. Route 11, Homer. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m.

Births

JENNISON — A girl, Luella Christine Jennison, 6 pounds, 11 ounces, born Jan. 17, 2019, to Michael Jennison and Jocelyn Stout Jennison of Marathon at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.

February 22, 2019

Deaths

THOMPSON — William Ward Thompson, formerly of Newark Valley, died Feb. 16, 2019, in Cortland, N.Y. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. March 1 at MacPherson Funeral Home, 5 Whig St., Newark Valley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. March 2 at Most Holy Rosary Church, 2586 Main St. (Route 26), Maine.

February 21, 2019

Deaths

BRUNSON — Ruth Brunson, 75, of Metter, Ga., formerly of Dryden, N.Y., died Feb. 20, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy Funeral Home, Metter, Ga.

KELLY — Mark D. Kelly, 52, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 14, 2019. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

SEMERARO — Patricia Semeraro, 85, of Cortland, N.Y, died Feb. 15, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Cortland, with interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

February 20, 2019

Deaths

TOWER — Delores T. (Lewis) Tower died Feb. 15, 2019. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Congregational Church, 30 Main St., Binghamton. A funeral service will follow immediately at 3 p.m. Spring interment will be at the Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden at the convenience of the family.

February 19, 2019

Deaths

GODDARD — Mary Ellen Goddard, 79, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 13, 2019. Services will be announced in the spring by the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

SEMERARO — Patricia A. Semeraro, 85 of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 15, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.  

TOWER — Delores T. (Lewis) Tower died Feb. 15, 2019. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Congregational Church, 30 Main St., Binghamton. A funeral service will follow immediately at 3 p.m. Interment will be at the Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, in the spring at the convenience of the family.

WENDEL — Sherry Wendel, 49, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 14, 2019. A memorial will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Spring burial will be at the Marathon Cemetery.

February 18, 2019

Deaths

CLEVELAND — Ralph E. Cleveland, 96, of Syracuse, N.Y., died Feb. 15, 2019. Calling hours will be from 4 and 7 p.m. Friday at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, North Syracuse. A service will follow at 7 p.m. Spring burial will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

SAWYER — Alyce Casey Sawyer, 79, died Feb. 15, 2019. Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home. Spring burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.