October 23, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of March 9-14, 2020

March 14, 2020

Deaths

ALBERTS — Kenneth R. Alberts, 81, formerly of McGraw, died March 12, 2020. Friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will take place in the McGraw Cemetery.

HANZLIK — Stephen J. Hanzlik Jr., 78, Chenango Forks, died March 12, 2020. Sunset Memorial Services LLC.

MORGAN — Michael A. Morgan died March 10, 2020. Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. March 20 and a funeral Mass will start at 11:30 a.m. March 21 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer.

PROTAS — Walter “Waz” W. Protas died March 11, 2020. A funeral will be held by Wright-beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, on March 19, 2020, with calling hours 10 to 11:45 a.m. and a service at noon. Burial will follow immediately after at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

March 13, 2020

Deaths

DANN — David W. Dann, 68, of Groton, died March 11, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

DIMMICK-MEAD — Kathryn M. Dimmick-Mead, 78, of Cincinnatus, died March 10, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 22 at First Baptist Church, 4443 E. Seneca Road, Trumansburg. A reception will follow the service at the church. Burial will be held privately.

QUINLAN — Peter Quinlan, 59, died March 8, 2020. Friends and neighbors are invited to join the family from 2 to 4 p.m. April 5 at Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens, Georgia, to celebrate his life. There will be a second celebration in upstate New York at a later date.

VYMISLICKY — Noreen J. Vymislicky, 55, of Whitney Point, died March 7, 2020. There are no services. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.

March 12, 2020

Deaths

COUTURE — Lionel Couture, 86, of Groton, died March 9, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. April 25 at the Cortlandville Fire Department, 999 state Route 13 Cortland.

STEVENS — Francis K. Stevens, 87, of Lapeer, died March 8, 2020. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at Virgil United Methodist Church, Virgil.  Burial will take place later in Virgil Rural Cemetery. 

YARNES — Gary Orland Yarnes, 76, died March 8, 2020. A memorial celebration will be held at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the Willet Fire Station, beginning with a fireman’s service.

March 11, 2020

Deaths

BIRTWELL — Kevin Birtwell, 55 of Cortland, died March 4, 2020. A service is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

FIENE — Judith L. Fiene, 72, of Cincinnatus, died March 8, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 State Route 221, Marathon. Burial will be in Willet Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends Friday at the funeral home from noon until the start of the service at 1 p.m.

March 10, 2020

Deaths

BARNHART — Bonnie Mae Barnhart, 77, of Cincinnatus, died March 7, 2020. Memorial services will be held at the United Presbyterian Church of Cincinnatus at 1 p.m. Saturday. The family will be present to receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. until the start of the service at 1 p.m.

COUTURE — Lionel Couture, 88, of Lafayette Road, Groton, died March 9, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

PARKER — Rodney W. Parker Sr., 73, of Dryden, died March 5, 2020. There will be no formal service or calling hours. A celebration of life will be held later this spring and will be announced later.

March 9, 2020

Deaths

CUMMINGS — Betty N. Cummings, 89,  of Cortland, formerly of Groton, died March 5, 2020. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. A graveside service will follow at Groton Rural Cemetery.

STEVENS — Vincent H. Stevens, 69, of Truxton, died March 7, 2020. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A funeral service will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wright-Beard. Spring burial will be in Truxton Cemetery.