October 25, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Dec. 2-7, 2019

Dec. 7, 2019

Deaths

BENNETT — Laura E. Guinto Bennett, 72, died Nov. 30, 2019. Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc. is assisting the family.

PETRIE — John Petrie, 80, of Cortland, died Dec. 6, 2019. The family will receive guests from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., with a service to follow at noon at the funeral home. After the funeral, friends are welcome to join the family at the pavilion behind the Homer Fire Station and American Legion for a gathering.

Dec. 6, 2019

Deaths

SNYDER — Christine Marie Snyder, 67, died Dec. 2, 2019. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. A formal celebration of life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Homer Legion in lieu of a funeral.

Dec. 5, 2019

Deaths

FOX — Jamie L. Fox, 49, of Cortland, died Dec.1, 2019. There will be no funeral services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

PARSONS — Grace F. Parsons, 85, died Nov. 22, 2019. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church.

Dec. 4, 2019

Deaths

GRIPPIN — Theresa Jean (Tess) Grippin, 89, of Newark Valley, died Nov. 30, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Bainbridge Methodist Church. A light meal will follow.

LEAR — Marion F. Lear, 90, of Skaneateles, died Nov. 27, 2019. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles. A private burial is planned in the spring.

LEE — Richard G. Lee, 84, of Cortland, died Nov. 29, 2019. A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus, 2608 Baptist Ave., Cincinnatus. Farone & Son Inc. has arrangements.

WILSON — Vivien I. Wilson, 89, of Cortland, died Dec. 2, 2019. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dec. 3, 2019

Deaths

COURTNEY — Jeanette Courtney, 79, of Marathon, died Nov. 28, 2019. Ithaca Cremation Service has arrangements.

HINES — Margaret E. Hines, 83, of Groton, died Dec. 1, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

PHILLIPS — Darrin Raymond Phillips, 53, of Cortland, died Nov. 29, 2019. The funeral service will be held Friday at Faith Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the same location, with service and dinner to follow. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is handling funeral services.

Dec. 2, 2019

Deaths

BURDICK — Lora P. Burdick, 94, of DeRuyter, died Nov. 22, 2019. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the United Church of DeRuyter, with the funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter.

PHILLIPS — Darrin Raymond Phillips, 53, of Cortland, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The funeral service will be held Friday at Faith Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the same location. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is handling funeral services.