October 22, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2020

Feb. 1, 2020

Deaths

CIFONELLI — Shirley A. Cifonelli, formerly of Endwell, died Jan. 27, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 Jefferson Ave., Endicott.

COLVIN — Lucy Mae Colvin, 68, of Auburn, died Jan. 30, 2020. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Funeral services will immediately follow.

PRINDLE — Charles Prindle, 87, of Homer, died Jan. 29, 2020. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

TICHENOR — Merle Irene Tichenor, 99, of E. Amherst, died Jan. 30, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Groton Assembly of God. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church prior to the service.

Jan. 31, 2020

Deaths

ROBINSON — Nelson “Pete” P. Robinson, 76, of Rome, died Dec. 27, 2019. A memorial service with military honors will be held in the spring at Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St., Rome, and will be announced at a later date.

Jan. 30, 2020

Deaths

CARVER — Carolyn Sue Carver, 81, of Homer, died Jan. 27, 2020. Arrangements are being handled by Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland. A memorial service will be held in the spring.

Jan. 29, 2020

Deaths

ANGELL-LINCOLN — Connie Sue Angell-Lincoln, 54, of Cincinnatus, died Jan. 21, 2020. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Willet-Cincinnatus Senior Center.

BUSKEY — Geraldine “Geri” Buskey, 76 of Pitcher, died Jan. 25, 2020. Funeral services will be held at noon Feb. 8 at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens.

DIMMETT — Margaret E. Dimmett, 84, formerly of McLean, died Jan. 26, 2020. There will be no funeral services.

KINNEY — Burt G. Kinney, 88, of Greene, died Jan. 23, 2020. A graveside service will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Smithville, at a date and time to be announced in the spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

LEVAN — Dennis H. Levan, 67, died Jan. 25, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Lincoln Avenue, Cortland.

RIESE-WITTY — Thelma Hoy Riese-Witty, 97, of Cortland, and formerly of Arizona, died Jan. 20, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 22, 2020, at Groton City Church.

Jan. 28, 2020

Deaths

BACON — Ronald “Ronnie” Franklin Bacon, 90, formerly of Cortland, died Jan. 8, 2020. A service will be held at 10 a.m. May 22 at the Cortland Rural Cemetery (veterans plot).

GREENE — Kelly Ann Greene, 58, of Cortland, died Jan. 18, 2020. A celebration of life will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cortlandville Fire Department on Tompkins Street.

GREENE — Dale Greene, 54, of Cortland, died Jan. 12, 2020. A celebration of life will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cortlandville Fire Department on Tompkins Street.

SMITH — Edna M. (Lewis) Smith, 97, formerly of Cortland, died Jan. 19, 2020 at Seminole Pavilion Rehabilitation and Nursing Services Center, Seminole, Fla. A celebration of life will be held April 18 at Good Samaritan Church, Pinellas Park, Fla.

Jan. 27, 2020

Deaths

ANGELL — Michael E. Angell, 63, of Taylor, died Jan. 23, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at the family home (4109 Suarez Road, Cincinnatus) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9. Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

BRADY — Lawrence M. Brady Sr., 88, of Elmira, formerly of Homer, died Jan. 24, 2020. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., Washington Ave., Elmira. Prayers will be offered there at 10:30 a.m. Thursday followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

McCALL — Donald Leo McCall, 78, of Truxton, died Jan. 23, 2020. Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will start at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Oratory Truxton. Interment will be in spring at the convenience of the family.

PHILLIPS — The Rev. Daniel W. Phillips Jr., 70, of Cortland, died Jan. 21, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Caroline Valley Community Church, 546 Valley Road, Brooktondale. Following the service, the Phillips family will greet family and friends for a meal in the church hall.

RIPLEY — John K. Ripley, 66, of Homer, died Jan. 23, 2020. Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer.

ROBBINS — Douglas J. Robbins, 78, of Cortland, died Jan. 22, 2020. Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer. Interment in Atwater Cemetery, Homer, will be delayed until spring. Celebration of life for family and friends at the Homer American Legion, Homer, immediately following the calling hours.

Births

CONTENTO — A son, Jaxson David Contento, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, born Jan. 10 to Savanna Lynn Contento of Mountainview Drive, Homer, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

LAMBERT — A son, Donavin Rodger Lambert, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, born Jan. 20 to Nicole Lynn Lambert and Devin Rodger Lambert of Lincklaen Road, Cuyler, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.