October 24, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Jan. 13-18, 2020

Jan. 18, 2020


BRENNAN — Ralph J. Brennan, 70, died Jan. 16, 2020. Sunset Memorial Services, Whitney Point, is handling arrangements.

Jan. 17, 2020


HIGGINS — Elima Kearsley Higgins, 97, died Dec. 21, 2019. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Presbyterian Church in Cortland.   

Jan. 16, 2020


CLARK — James F. Clark, 81, of Cortland, died Jan. 13, 2020. A calling hour will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, with a funeral service to begin at 2 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Spring burial will be at the Cortland Rural Cemetery.

CUNNINGHAM — Gertrud “Trudy” Cunningham, 90, died Jan. 11, 2020. She was privately cremated. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 5830 State Route 81, Greenville, followed by a memorial service at noon.

WILSON — Linda Wilson, 74, of Marathon, died Jan. 14, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc.  

Jan. 15, 2020


BATES — Bonnie T. Bates, 65, formerly of Cortland, died Jan. 1, 2020. A memorial service will be held in the spring in New York.

DANN — Jason Matthew Dann, 32, died Jan. 3, 2020. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Ramada Inn in Cortland.

MINOR — Robert J. Minor, formerly of Homer, died Oct. 30, 2019.

SANGIORGI — Joseph Sangiorgi, 81, died Jan, 11, 2020. There will be no services. Private burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

Jan. 14, 2020


No report.

Jan. 13, 2020


ARMITAGE — Kathleen Lynne Horton Armitage, 63, of Norwich, died Dec. 29, 2019. Visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. today followed by a prayer service at Fahy’s Funeral Home,116 N. Broad St., Norwich.

WILLSEY — Gordon R. Willsey, 82, died Jan. 7, 2020. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland. Calling hours will be at 10 a.m., with a memorial service at noon.