October 22, 2021

Births and deaths for the week of June 22-27, 2020

June 27, 2020


MacLEAN — Barbara May MacLean, 98, of Zephyrhills, Florida, died June 18, 2020. Her ashes will be interred at Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden.

STEVENS — Robert K. Stevens, 78, of Marathon, died June 26, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Marathon Memorial Chapel, Marathon.

YACAVONE — Donna Jean (Shafer) Yacavone, 77, of Melbourne, Fla., died June 23, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ascension Catholic Church, 2950 N. Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, Fla. Calling hours will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Beach Funeral Homes, 4999 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fla. There will be a private graveside service at a later date for immediate family only at St Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

June 26, 2020


No report.

June 25, 2020


SMITH-DUNHAM — Laurie Smith-Dunham, 80, of Cortland, died June 21, 2020. There will be no calling hours. A private burial for immediate family only will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ithaca.

TUCKER — David R. Tucker, 81, of Camillus, died June 22, 2020. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church, Syracuse. New York state guidelines on capacity and social distancing will be followed. Face coverings are required. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.


KOSTUK — A son, Luca Shannon Kostuk, 8 pounds,7 ounces was born May 27 to Andrew Kostuk and Shannon Tinkham Kostuk of Cortland at Guthrie Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland.

JACKSON — A daughter, Mae Patricia Jackson, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, was born June 10 to Carrie Koltz Jackson and Mark Jackson of Crestwood Court, Cortland, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

HARTY — A son, Logan Buck Harty, 8 pounds, was born June 17 to Naomi Harty and tyler Harty of Tully at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

MARTINI — A son, Rhett John Martini, 6 pounds, 12 ounces, was born June 19 to Rose Speranza Martini and Richard Martini of Pearne Avenue, Cortland, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

June 24, 2020


HOLL — Joseph “Joe” Allen Holl, 36, of Auburn, died June 19, 2020. A private family service is planned. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.

HURST — Betty P. Hurst died June 23, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.

REID — Thomas W. Reid, 74, of Marathon, died Feb. 14, 2020. Private services will be held at Wright-Beard Funeral Home.

STODOLSKI — Sharon Stodolski, 67 of Ithaca, died June 13, 2020. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden.

June 23, 2020


BANNER — Betty Louise Banner, 84, of Preble, died June 17, 2020. Services are private for the immediate family. Burial will be held at the Elmwood Cemetery, Preble.

FAIRCHILD — Patricia “Pat” Fairchild, of Missoula, Mont., died June 13, 2020.

LIH — Mary E. Lih, 83, of Marathon, died June 20, 2020. Sunset Memorial Services.

PALMER — Irene B. Palmer, 98, formerly of Truxton, died April 27, 2020. A graveside service will be held Thursday at Cuyler Cemetery.

PARKER — Melvin D. Parker, 79, of Cortland, died June 17, 2020. Services are private at the convenience of the family.

PORTEUS — W. Richard Porteus, 78, of Fairfield, Ohio, died June 17, 2020. Burial will be in Cortland Rural Cemetery at a date to be determined.

WOODFORD — Israel (Izzy) N. Woodford, 101, of Cuyler, died June 21, 2020. There will be a private graveside service at a later date for family and close friends at Cuyler Cemetery.

June 22, 2020


No report.