November 27, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Feb. 24-29, 2020

Feb. 29, 2020

Deaths

STRUNK — Martha M. Strunk, 54, of Truxton, died Feb. 25, 2020. A celebration of her life will be held later in May.

WATTS — Philomena “Phil” (Gugluizza) Watts, 79, of Cortland, died Feb. 27, 2020. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s of Padua Church, 50 Pomeroy St., Cortland. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Feb. 28, 2020

Deaths

KANE — Shirley Kane, 84, of Cortland, died Feb. 27. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church in Cortland. There will be no calling hours.

PETERS — Eileen M. Peters, 81, of Pease Hill Road, Whitney Point, died Feb. 22, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Whitney Point, will be delayed until weather permits. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 U.S. Route 11, Homer, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Church.

PLATT — Richard Gregory Platt, 72, of Cortland, died Feb. 25, 2020. Family, friends and others are invited to celebrate his life from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St. and at a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church.

WATTS — Philomena Watts, 79, of Cortland, died Feb. 27, 2020. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Church in Cortland. Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the church.

Feb. 27, 2020

Deaths

MOTT — Bruce A. Mott, 69, of Warners, died Feb. 24, 2020. Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

PRICE — Kenneth M. Price Sr., 77, of Cortland, died Feb. 25, 2020. A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday at the Groton Assembly of God. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. to noon, preceding the service. Interment at a later date will be in the Virgil Cemetery.

Feb. 26, 2020

Deaths

BELL — John A. Bell, 60, of Cortland, died Feb. 22, 2020. Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden, with services starting at 5 p.m.  Interment in the family lot at Willow Glen Cemetery will be held later in the spring.

BROWN — Sally Ann Brown, 81 of Cortland, died Feb. 25, 2020. There are no calling hours or funeral. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

HAMMOND — Kurt C. Hammond, 64, of Killawog, died Feb. 19, 2020. Services are entrusted to Delker and Terry Funeral Home of Edmeston.

HICKS — Bernard Hicks, 74, of Dryden, died Feb. 23, 2020. Friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden, followed by a celebration of life at 4 p.m. at the Dryden Fire Station.

KAMPS — Thomas C. Kamps, 77, of Cortland, died Feb. 24, 2020. There are no services scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.

O’ROURKE — Claudette O’Rourke, 81, of Charleston, S.C., and formerly of Cortland, died Feb. 18, 2020. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

Feb. 25, 2020

Deaths

BENNETT — David J. Bennett, 70, of McGraw, died Feb. 21, 2020. A celebration of life party will be held July 3 at the family home, 2947 U.S. 11, McGraw.

CORCORAN — Sally R. Corcoran, 82, of Auburn, formerly of Groton and Locke, died Feb. 23, 2020. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Church in Groton. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton.

HAMMOND — Kurt C. Hammond, 64, of Killawog, died Feb. 19, 2020. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s edition. Services are entrusted to Delker and Terry Funeral Home of Edmeston.

MASTRONARDI — Donna Marie Mastronardi died Feb. 23, 2020. There will be no services.

McHUGH — Donald P. McHugh, 81, of Cortland, died Feb. 21, 2020. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer.

PECUNIES — William Pecunies 67, died Feb. 23, 2020. Any known survivors are asked to contact Wright-Beard Funeral Home.

Feb. 24, 2020

Deaths

THAYER — David Orr Thayer, M.D., of Boulder, Colo., died Feb. 13, 2020. A celebration of life will be planned by the family for March in Boulder, Colo.