October 21, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Feb. 10-15, 2020

Feb. 15, 2020

Deaths

BENNETT — Eva Ann Bennett, 91, a longtime resident of Ovid, died Dec. 27, 2019. A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 17 at the Ovid Federated Church. Prayers will be held at the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

BROWN — Lawrence “Corky” L. Brown, 84, of Marathon, died Feb. 13, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Marathon Memorial Chapel, Marathon.

HARMON — Bennett C. Harmon, 85, of Cortland, died Feb. 13, 2020. Graveside services will be held at Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, in the spring.

LARKIN — Bernard M. Larkin Sr., 93, of Cincinnatus, died Feb. 11, 2020. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Cincinnatus. There will be no prior calling hours.

Feb. 14, 2020

Deaths

BURNS — Lori Gayle (Munn) Burns, 64, of Cortland, died Feb. 11, 2020. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Church, Homer. Burial will be private. A celebration of her life for family and friends will be held after the funeral at 1 p.m. at the St. Charles.

ECCLESTON — Robert L. Eccleston, 89, of Cincinnatus, died Feb. 11, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Burial will be at a later date in Taylor Rural Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends from 1 p.m. until the start of the 2 p.m. service at the funeral home.

EUSON — Eva J. Euson, 80, of McGraw, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Burial will be at a later date in McGraw Cemetery. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 4 p.m. Sunday.

FRITTS — Nina R. (Eaton) Fritts, 86, of Marathon, died Feb. 12, 2020. There will be no calling hours or memorial service. A celebration of life will be held at a later time.

FULLER — Juanita M. “Wanda” Fuller, 82, of Homer, died Feb. 12, 2020. Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to service.

SLATER — Monica Marie Shetler Slater, 61, of Moravia, died Feb. 11, 2020. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon prior to services. Spring interment will take place at the Kelloggville Cemetery.

Feb. 13, 2020

Deaths

DAVIS — Brian Davis, 44, of McGraw, died Feb. 11, 2020. Calling hours will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, with a service to begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A procession to the McGrawville Rural Cemetery will be led by the McGraw Fire Department.

FINK — Mary Elizabeth Rogers Fink, 80, of Ithaca,. died Jan. 31,2020. Her family asks for family and friends to join them in a celebration of life party in her honor at noon Feb. 29 at the Homer Fire Department’s Community Building, 53 S. Main St., Homer.

McCALL — Josephine Biviano McCall, 85, of Homer, died Feb. 11, 2020. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, Main St., Cortland. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Feb. 12, 2020

Deaths

BODINE — Genevieve Eleanor Bodine, 87, of James Street, Homer, died Feb. 6, 2020. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, with the funeral service immediately following. Interment will be held in the spring at Owasco Rural Cemetery.

CASE — Madola I. Case, 92, died Feb. 10, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at noon Saturday at the home of her son, Jim Wood.

CROSLEY — Gwynne F. Crosley, 88, of Preswick Glen, New Hartford, died Feb. 10, 2020. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace and Holy Spirit Church in Cortland. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Following the service, the family welcomes friends at a luncheon reception in the parish hall. Funeral arrangements are being provided by Wright-Beard Funeral Home. A private burial service will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

GRANT — Zakary R. Grant, 10, of Marathon, died Feb. 8, 2020. Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Friday at the Christian Assembly of God Church, 175 Port Watson St., Cortland. The family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4:45 p.m. Friday in the church just prior to the start of services.

YOST — Edith (Mae) Yost, born Aug. 28, 1922, died Feb. 3, 2020. There will be no services. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica at a future date.

SMITH — Raymond D. Smith Jr., 61, of 42 Church St., Cortland, died Feb. 8, 2020. A time of gathering will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 U.S. Route 11, Homer.

Feb. 11, 2020

Deaths

BECKWITH — Anne Marie Beckwith, 52, of Starr Road, Cortland, died Jan. 26, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cortland First United Methodist Church, 734 state Route 222, Cortland.

BROWN — Roy L. Brown of Marathon died Feb. 7, 2020. Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, with a time of sharing to follow at 3 p.m. Spring burial will be in Marathon Cemetery.

CAUGHEY — Edith M. Caughey, 94, died Jan. 24, 2020. The family will hold a private memorial this spring.

CRANDALL — Johanne M. Crandall of Moravia, formerly of McGraw, died. Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. A funeral service will follow at noon. Spring burial in Taylor Cemetery.

GRANT — Zakary R. Grant, 10, of Marathon, died Feb. 8, 2020. Arrangements under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, will be announced when complete.

PARKER — Aaron James Parker Sr. of Ithaca, 59, died Feb. 9, 2020. Ithaca Cremation Service has arrangements.

SORENDO — Genevieve Eleanor Sorendo, 87, of Homer, died Feb. 6, 2020. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, with funeral service immediately following. Interment will be in the spring at Owasco Rural Cemetery.

Feb. 10, 2020

Deaths

FRITTS — Pearl G. Fritts, 87, of Willet died Feb. 8, 2020. A calling hour will be 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. Spring burial will be in Marathon Cemetery.

NIEDERHOFER — Patricia C. Niederhofer, 89, of Homer, died Feb. 7, 2020. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer.