October 26, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of May 25-30, 2020

May 30, 2020

Deaths

CHAFFEE — David L. Chaffee, of Homer, died May 28, 2020. Contributions may be made to the McLean Community Church, where a memorial will be announced at a later time. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.

CONTRASTAN — Veronica Contrastan, 84, of Cortland, died May 28, 2020. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

GEORGE — Douglas George, 64, died Saturday, May 23, 2020. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the
family.

NATOLI — Philip Anthony Natoli, 94, of Camillus, died May 29, 2020. Services will be private for family. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

May 29, 2020

Deaths

MESTLER — Yolanda Lucia Mestler, 98, of Groton, died May 27, 2020. The family extends an invitation to offer condolences from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the visitation drive-through at Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. People will remain in vehicles while paying respects. Private graveside services will be held at the Groton Rural Cemetery.

RINALDI — Joan Ann Rinaldi, 74, of Fort Myers, Fla., (formerly of Cortland) died March 26, 2020. A celebration of life will be held on Sanibel Island, Fla., at a date to be determined, along with services in Cortland, with burial on the family plot in Scott Union Cemetery. The Wright-Beard Funeral home is serving the family.

WHIPPLE — Richard Whipple, 65, of 42 Church St., Cortland, died May 24, 2020. There are no known survivors. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, has charge of the arrangements.

WHITE — Scott F. White, 53, died May 26, 2020. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

May 28, 2020

Deaths

JUDD — Richard A. Judd, 67, of Cortland, died May 24, 2020. A private graveside service will be held at the New Woodstock Cemetery.

MESTLER — Yolanda Lucia Mestler, 98, of Groton, died May 27, 2020. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, will announce arrangements.

SOULE — Marjorie H. Soule, 97, of Cortland, died May 25, 2020. Services will be at the convenience of the family.

May 27, 2020

Deaths

BLANCHARD — Debra J. Blanchard, 60 of Freeville, died May 22, 2020. There are no services.

CONVERSE — Elaine Thompson Converse, 92, died May 23, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at McLean Rural Cemetery.

GANOUNG — Sue J. Ganoung, 96, of Cortland, died May 23, 2020. Services will be conducted privately for the immediate family. Prayers of committal, also private, will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

McGINLEY — Erin Louise McGinley of Grahamsville, died May 20, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

MEYER — Ben E. Meyer died May 13, 2020. A party to celebrate his life will be held at 4 p.m. July 25 at 6593 Branch Road, Cortland.

WILLIAMS — Mary C. Williams, 87, of McGraw, died May 22, 2020. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

May 26, 2020

Deaths

BLANCHARD — Debra J. Blanchard, 60, of Freeville, died May 22, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.

CANFIELD — Christopher John Canfield, 49, of Cortlandt Manor, and formerly of Marathon, died May 21, 2020. Memorial services will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marathon Memorial Chapel, Marathon.

MORRIS — Floyd J. “Jay” Morris Sr., 77, of Scott, died May 20, 2020. Private services will be held with burial in New Hope Rural Cemetery.

SANTOS — Edward Santos, of Cortland, died May 20, 2020. Services will be private. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

May 25, 2020

No paper.