November 26, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Oct. 21-26, 2019

Oct. 26, 2019

Deaths

BENTLEY — Grace Van Tuyl Bentley died Oct. 23, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

CLEVELAND — Paul C. Cleveland, 52, formerly of Homer, died Oct.19, 2019. Calling hours will be 1 to 2:45 p.m. Thursday with a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. Private burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. All are welcome to continue to celebrate his life with his family from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Homer Elk’s Lodge.

LEONARD — Thomas Adam Leonard Jr., 84, of Wells, Maine, died Oct. 21, 2019. There are no visiting hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary’s Church, 236 Eldridge Road, Wells. Burial with military honors will follow at 1 p.m. in Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 83 Stanley Road, Springvale, Maine.

McDERMOTT — Richard McDermott, 68, of Cortland, died Oct. 23, 2019. Burial will be private. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.

MacDOWELL — Tate Skeels MacDowell, 39, has died.

McFALLS — Florence McFalls, 95, of Williams St., Groton, died Oct. 24, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.

Oct. 25, 2019

Deaths

GARRITY — Thomas D. Garrity Jr., 66, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Cortland, died Oct. 8, 2019. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Monday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in McLean Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends from 11 a.m. until the start of Monday’s noon service. The family invites all to join them at his sister Barbara’s home, 23 James St., Homer, after the service and burial to celebrate his life.

Oct. 24, 2019

Deaths

BAER — Howard E. Baer, 83, formerly of McGraw, died Oct. 13, 2019, in Bellingham, Wash.

Oct. 23, 2019

Deaths

GUTCHESS — The Rev. George Gutchess, 91, of Marathon, died Oct. 22, 2019. A committal will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Parker Street Cemetery in Lapeer. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

PLOSS — Lois M. Ploss, 90, of Groton, died Oct. 21, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home.

Oct. 22, 2019

Deaths

BERNARDO — Catherine A. Bernardo, 50, died Oct. 20, 2019. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, 59 N. Main St., Cortland, followed by a celebration of life.

BOUDREAU — Alanna Boudreau, of Cortland, died Oct. 17, 2019. Visiting hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 50 Pomeroy St., Cortland.

ROGERS — Carol Jeanne Turk Rogers, 76, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Interment will follow in the Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden.

Oct. 21, 2019

Deaths

BOUDREAU — Theresa Alanna Boudreau, of the Town of Homer, died Oct. 17, 2019. Arrangements under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, will be announced when complete.

HARRIS — Michelle A. Harris, 41, of Marathon, died Oct. 17, 2019. Funeral services for Michelle will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 State Route 221, Marathon. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the start of the service at 6 p.m.

O’DONNELL — Eileen G. O’Donnell, 86, of Walden Place, Cortland, died Oct. 17, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.