December 8, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Nov. 25-30, 2019

Nov. 30, 2019

Deaths

EVENER — Frances M. Evener, 88, of Groton, died Nov. 26, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, preceding the service. Interment in Groton Rural Cemetery will be at a later time.

HUBBARD — Susan F. Hubbard (Sue/Susie), 57, died Nov. 27, 2019. The visitation will be held at Dec. 3 at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Calling hours from 3 to 5 p.m. The funeral service will follow immediately after at 5 p.m. A reception will take place at Scott United Methodist Church, 6816 State Route 41, Scott.

LAINHARDT — Esther L. Lainhardt, 87, formerly of Groton, died Nov. 25, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Groton Assembly of God Church. Interment will follow in Rose Cemetery, Groton. Zirbel Funeral Home,
115 Williams St., Groton, has care of arrangements.

SWETLAND — Margaret Louise Swetland, 82, of Ocoee, Fla., died Nov. 16, 2019.

Births

BURHANS — A son, Blake Perry Burhans, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, born Aug. 26 to Jessica Brown Burhans and Jacob Burhans of Homer, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

Nov. 29, 2019

Deaths

MEYERS — Jane M. (Crawley) Meyers, 89, of Syracuse and formerly of Ocala, Fla., died Nov. 24, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Taylor Rural Cemetery, Cincinnatus. A celebration of Jane’s life will follow the graveside service at the home of her daughter, Josette Potter, 814 Billy Brown Road, South Otselic. Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

O’CONNOR — John F. “Oakie” O’Connor II, “Oakie,” 57, of Syracuse, died Nov. 26, 2019. Calling hours will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, N. Syracuse.

SPONAUGLE — Deborah A. Sponaugle, 68, of Morningside Drive, Cortland, died Nov. 25, 2019. There will be no services.

Nov. 27, 2019

Deaths

ADAMS — Cecilia M. Adams, 65, of Cortland, died Nov. 22, 2019. Arrangements are by Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.

BURDICK — Lora P. Burdick, 94, of DeRuyter, died Nov. 22, 2019, Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at the United Church of DeRuyter. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m.

CZARNECKI — Larry R. Czarnecki, “Coach Czar,” 69, of Cortland, died Nov. 23, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Christian Fellowship Church, Fisher Avenue, Cortland, with a celebration of life to follow. Interment with military honors will be held at St. Francis Cemetery in Nanticoke, Pa., in the spring.

EVENER — Frances M. Evener, 88, of Groton, died Nov. 26, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton.

LAINHARDT — Esther L. Lainhardt, 87, of Ithaca, formerly of Groton, died Nov. 25, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

MEAD — Robert Lee Mead, 83, of Cincinnatus, died Nov. 22, 2019. Calling hours will be noon to 1 p.m. Monday with a memorial service to begin at 1 p.m.

SPONAUGLE — Deborah A. Sponaugle, 68, of Morningside Drive, Cortland, died Nov. 25, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

Nov. 26, 2019

Deaths

No report.

Nov. 25, 2019

Deaths

HOUSE — Virginia D. (Hulslander) House, 86, of Cortland, died Nov. 23, 2019. There will be no funeral services.

PIERCE — Thomas V. Pierce, 67, of Groton, died Nov. 20, 2019. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Zirbel Funeral Home in Groton. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the services. Burial will follow in the Groton Rural cemetery.

SLOCUM — Linda (Cass) Slocum, 58, of Locke, N.Y., died Nov. 22, 2019. Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 30 Saturday with a memorial service and reception to follow at the First Baptist Church of Moravia.

STUPKE — Patricia Ann Stupke, 86, of Cortland, died Nov. 20, 2019. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland. Service to follow at 1 p.m.