December 1, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Nov. 4-9, 2019

Nov. 9, 2019

Deaths

BENTZ— David E. Bentz, 75, formerly of Ithaca, died Nov. 1, 2019. The family will be present to receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 S. St., Trumansburg. A memorial service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Prayers of committal will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

HOY — Richard Basil Hoy, 55, died Nov. 4, 2019. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Homer Fire Hall Pavilion.

Births

MATTOON — A daughter, Paislee Lynn Mattoon, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, born Oct. 6 to Kala Mattoon of Lansing at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

Nov. 8, 2019

Deaths

KOPP — Donald E. Kopp, 69, of Cicero, died Nov. 5, 2019. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s of the Assumption, 47 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Baldwinsville.

FOX — Jay C. Fox, 84, of Cortland, died Nov. 6, 2019. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Elmwood Cemetery, Preble. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family with arrangements.

SMITH — Howard “Smitty” Robert Smith, 86, of McGraw, died Nov. 6, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Burial will be in Cole Hill Cemetery, Beaver Meadows. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the start of the service Monday.

WILLIS — Amie L. Homer Willis, 91, of Dryden, died Nov. 6, 2019. Calling hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow at Virgil Cemetery.

Nov. 7, 2019

Deaths

BROWN — Samuel “Sammy” Brown, 16, of Homer, died Nov. 4, 2019. Calling hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter.

SMITH ­— Howard “Smitty” Robert Smith, 86, of McGraw, died Nov. 6, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

Nov. 6, 2019

Deaths

MATSON — Lawrence Robert “Bob” Matson, 79, died Nov. 2, 2019. The family will be present to receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Jacksonville United Methodist Church, 1869 Trumansburg Road, Jacksonville. A funeral service will follow at noon at the church. Prayers of committal will follow at Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg. A reception at the church will follow the service.

PASSALUGO — Kimberly Passalugo, 50, of Summerhill, died Nov. 4, 2019. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Church, 50 Pomeroy St., Cortland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Church, Cortland. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

THOMPSON — Low Thompson, 71, of Cortland, died Nov. 1, 2019. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements.

VANDERWOUDE — William Peter VanderWoude, 58, of Loudon, N.H., died Oct. 30, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at a future time.

WOOD — Harold D. Wood, 94, has died. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the United Church of DeRuyter.

Births

HASKINS — A son, Archer Leo Haskins, 6 pounds, 8 ounces, born Oct. 19 to Michelle Metcalf and Stephen Haskins of Marble, Colorado, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

HERNANDEZ — A son, Daniel John Hernandez, 8 pounds 12 ounces, born Oct. 26 to Elena Trendafilova Park and John Ernest Hernandez Jr., of Please Hill Road,Truxton, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

TETREAULT — A son, Jadyn Joseph Charles Tetreault, 6 pounds, 3 ounces, born Oct. 29 to Kristen French and Moses Tetreault of Route 26 of Cincinnatus, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

Nov. 5, 2019

Deaths

BAUMEISTER — Richard Baumeister, 73, of Cortland, died Oct. 27, 2019. Services were private and at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard Funeral Home assisted the family.

FERRIS — Willy Delbert Ferris, 68, of Cortland, died Oct. 31, 2019. There will be no services. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at The Ramada Inn, 2 River St., Cortland. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

PRUGH — F. Cyle Prugh, 39, of Groton, N.Y., died Oct. 31, 2019. Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday at the Groton Community Church,204 East Cortland St., Groton. 

Nov. 4, 2019

Deaths

GANDY — Lillie “Puddin” Gandy, 71, of Ithaca, died Oct. 30, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

PRESTHUS — Sara Presthus, 89, of Ithaca, died Nov. 1, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Bangs Funeral Home Inc., Ithaca.