October 21, 2021

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

March 23, 2019

Deaths

BANWELL — William E. Banwell, 87, of Virgil, died March 18, 2019. There are no services scheduled. The family will hold a private service at a later date.

HARES — David William Hares died March 18, 2019. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the New Hope Church.

LATEER — Shannon A. Lateer, 48, of Cortland, died March 19, 2019. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. No calling hours.

MARKS — Ralph E. Marks, formerly of Auburn, died March 20, 2019. Family and friends are invited to call on the family from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday at the Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home, 42 E. Genesee St., Auburn, with his funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fleming.

STAMP — Margret (Peg) Stamp, 86, died Feb. 1, 2019. Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 30 at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.

WILLIAMS — Mary Beth Plavcan Williams, 55, of North Syracuse died March 21, 2019. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Fergerson Funeral Home, 215 S. Main St., North Syracuse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rose of Lima Church, 409 S. Main St., North Syracuse. Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

March 22, 2019

Deaths

CAVERLY — Donna Marie Haynes Caverly died March 19, 2019. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, Maine. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fairfield United Methodist Church, 37 Skowhegan Road, Fairfield, Maine.

CLARK — Peter David Clark, M.D. 65, of Groton, died Dec. 29, 2018. A gathering to remember him will be held at 1:30 p.m. June 22 at the Unitarian Church in Ithaca.

LITTLE — Timothy D. Little, 40, of Cold Brook Road, Homer, died March 14, 2019. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 US Route 11, Homer.

STONE — Linda Buck Stone, 83, of Cortland, died Feb. 20, 2019. Memorial will be held May 4 at Taylor Wesleyan Church.

March 21, 2019

Deaths

AYRES — Robert Frederic Ayres, 74, of Freeville, died March 19, 2019. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

SWEARINGEN — William Lyle Swearingen, 96, of Groton, died March 19, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the West Groton Bible Church.  There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton.

Births

KURETICH — A girl, Camryn Rae Jade Kuretich, 7 pounds, 4 ounces, born March 5 to Andrea Robinson Kuretich and Christopher Kuretich Sr. of Cortland at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.

March 20, 2019

Deaths

AYRES — Robert Frederic Ayres, 74, of Freeville, died March 19, 2019. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

DILLON — Patricia A. “Patti Ann” Dillon, 73, died March 17, 2019. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

FOX — Earl D. Fox, 79, of Cortland, died March 18, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at the McGraw Community Park on his birthday, at 1 p.m. July 14.

LANCASTER — Janice R. Lancaster, 80, of Cortland, died March 17, 2019. There will be no services.

LOUEY — Carolyn Louise Turner Louey, 67, of Kannapolis, formerly of Homer, died March 17, 2019. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Whitley’s Funeral Home. A Catholic funeral Mass to celebrate her life will be
held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Therese Catholic Church, Mooresville. Cemetery services will follow at St. James Catholic
at Church Cemetery, Concord. A memorial Service celebrating her life will be celebrated in Cortland later this spring.

STOKER — Dorothy V. Stoker, 96, of Cortland, died March 16, 2019. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

March 19, 2019

Deaths

BELLEFLEUR — Michael John Bellefleur Sr., 70, of McGraw (Freetown), died March 17, 2019. Funeral services will be held at at 3 p.m. Saturday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the start of the service at 3 p.m.

COLE — Lorraine B. Cole, 85, of Cincinnatus (Freetown), died March 18, 2019. There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

FOX — Earl D. Fox, 79, of Cortland, died March 18, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

REIF — Beverly Russell Reif, 100, died March 15. A calling hour will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, with a service to begin at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

STOKER — Dorothy Stoker, of Cortland, died March 16, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

Births

REEVES — A boy, Karson James Reeves, 6 pounds, 12 ounces, borh Jan. 25 to Makayla Squires and Aaron Reeves of Groton, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

NATALE — A girl, Cecilia Eloise Natale, 9 pounds, 11 ounces, born Feb. 5 to Margaret Gucwa Natale and Patrick Natale of Cortland, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

March 18, 2019

Deaths

BRYANT — Forrest Bryant, 70, of Cortland, died March 14, 2019. There are no services. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.

CHRISTOPHER — Lloyd E. Christopher, 91, of McGraw, died March 16, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McGrawville Baptist Church. Burial will be in McGraw Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the start of the service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

EVANS — John D. Evans, 64, of Cortland, died March 15, 2019. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Church, Cortland. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

HOFFMAN — Gerald “Gerry” R. Hoffman Sr., 71, of Scipio, died March 14, 2019. A celebration of life will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia, preceded by visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. Interment will be in Baker Cemetery in the spring.