October 23, 2021

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

August 15, 2020


BRAY — Janet T. Bray, 77, of Cortland, died Aug. 12, 2020. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. today at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. State COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. The funeral service is for immediate family only, but will be streamed online, m.facebook.com/wrightbeardfuneralhomeinc.

GRIFFIN — Thomas E. Griffin, 63, of Cortland, died Aug. 10, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there won’t be calling hours or formal funeral services. A private graveside memorial will be held by the immediate family.

RACKETT — Michael L. Rackett, 58, of Horseheads, died Aug. 12, 2020. Sunset Memorial Services has arrangements.

WAGNER — Claude E. Wagner, 73, of Groton, died Aug. 7, 2020. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Groton Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

WESTCOTT — Melvin L. Wescott, 74, died Aug. 11, 2020. Sunset Memorial Services.


ALBRO — A daughter, Emerson Margaret Albro, 6 pounds, 12 ounces, born Aug. 4 to Bryn Sheppard Albro and Justin Albro of Warren Street, Homer, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

August 14, 2020


PETERS — Dr. Lee Gordon Peters died Aug. 9, 2020. Services will be held via Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/peacocknewnamwhite) at 2 p.m. Monday.

August 13, 2020


LEWIS — Charles Albert Lewis Jr., 83, died Aug. 5, 2020. Cremation will be followed by a memorial service at Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church in North Carolina. Final interment will be in the family plot at Nassau Knolls Memorial Park in Port Washington. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at a a later date.

McMAHON — Kathleen Espey McMahon, 80, of Elmira, died Aug. 10, 2020. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

TILLMAN — Walter D. Tillman, formerly of Lansing, died Aug. 4, 2020. A celebration of life service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rod and Dawn Chilson home, 2586 Hathaway Road, Moravia. Final interment will be in West Groton Cemetery.

August 12, 2020


BISHOP — Marilyn Bishop, 68, of Marathon, died June 27, 2020. Services were held privately, assisted by Wright-Beard Funeral Home. 

MORTON — Louise R. Morton, 105, of Ithaca, died Aug. 4, 2020. She will be buried in Bath National Cemetery in Bath. A memorial service for family will be held at Upstate Medical University at a future date.

August 11, 2020


BURK — LeRoy “Joe” Joseph Burk Jr., 84, of McGraw, died May 20, 2020. Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at the Virgil Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday. Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

CINQUANTI — Philip A. Cinquanti, 85, of Cortlandville, died Aug. 8, 2020. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Private prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Riccardi Funeral Home Chapel, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. State virus guidelines will be followed at the funeral home visitation and the funeral Mass.

PHELPS — Helen Leona Phelps, 95, died Aug. 7, 2020. There will be no calling hours. Services are private.

August 10, 2020


HILL — Albert Joseph Hill, 81, died Aug. 4, 2020. There will be no calling hours or funeral. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

WAGNER — Claude E. Wagner, 73, of Groton, died Aug. 7, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.


ORTIZ — A daughter, Emelia Monte Ortiz, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, born July 2 to Alexandria Michelle Mauzy and Matthew Ortiz of Highland Avenue, McGraw, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.