October 23, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Oct. 12-17, 2020

October 17, 2020

Deaths

GARNER — John N. Garner, 84, of Dryden, died Oct. 15, 2020. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, has arrangements.

HARTQUIST — Gary William Hartquist, 88, of The Villages, Fla., died Sept, 29, 2020. A private memorial service and celebration of life will be held at the family’s convenience.

SHAFER — Virginia M. Shafer, 88, of Groton, died Oct. 15, 2020. A Mass of Christian burial will start at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church, Groton. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. State COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, has care of arrangements.

SLOCUM — Mary Jane Slocum, 79, of Liverpool and a native of Cortland, died in August 2020. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church, 46 N. Main St. Cortland. The rite of committal and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. Maurer Funeral Home, Liverpool, has arrangements.

October 16, 2020

Deaths

HICKS — Jean Elizabeth (Wells) Hicks died Oct. 13, 2020. A graveside service will start at noon Sunday at Chester Rural Cemetery, Route 9, Chestertown. State COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Arrangements are with Barton-McDermott Funeral Home, 9 Pine St. Chestertown.

MAY — Harold J. “Harry” May, 75, of Homer, died Oct. 13, 2020. Private funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, and streamed at www.facebook.com/wrightbeardfuneralhomeinc. State COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Private burial will take place at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

MIRONTI — James P. Mironti, 23, of Cortland, died Oct. 14, 2020. Arrangements, with Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, will be announced when complete.

SCHLICHT — David William Schlicht Jr., of Cortland, died Oct. 8, 2020. Burial was at Hillside Haven Cemetery on Tuesday in Steamburg, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

SHAFER — Virginia M. Shafer, 88, of Groton, died Oct. 15, 2020. A Mass of Christian burial will start at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church, Groton. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, has care of arrangements.

October 15, 2020

Deaths

DOTY — Beverly R. (Cobb) Doty, 87, of Willet, died Oct. 12, 2020.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 state Route 221, Marathon. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. State COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Burial will be in Willet Cemetery.

LAMB — Kenneth C Lamb, 68, formerly of Lisle, died July 18, 2020. There will be a celebration of life Saturday at First Baptist Church, Marathon. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to noon. A memorial service will follow.

TALBOT — Dale A. Talbot, of McGraw, died Oct. 12, 2020. A calling hour will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, with a 6 p.m. funeral service. State COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McGraw Cemetery.

October 14, 2020

Deaths

BARBER — Carl E. Barber, 71, of Marathon, died Oct. 12, 2020. Services will be announced at a later date. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

COMFORT — Jack M. Comfort Sr., 81, of Cortland, died Oct. 8, 2020. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard Funeral Homeis assisting the family.

GUNIO — Loraine F. Gunio, 91, died Oct. 9, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at All Season’s Chapel, White Haven Memorial Park.

LAMB — Kenneth C Lamb, 68, formerly of Lisle, died July 18, 2020. There will be a celebration of life Saturday at First Baptist Church, Marathon. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to noon. A memorial service will follow.

SCHLICHT — David W. Schlicht Jr., 66, of Cortland, died Oct. 8, 2020. Services will be private for the family. Interment will take place at Hillside Haven Cemetery in Randolph. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

TALBOT — Dale A. Talbot, of McGraw, died Oct. 12, 2020. A calling hour will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, with a funeral service at 6 p.m. State COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Burial will be held later at McGraw Cemetery.

TWIST — Genevieve (Miller) Griswold Short Twist, of Largo, Fla., and formerly of South Cortland, died Oct. 7, 2020. Due to COVID-19, there will be no visiting hours or services at this time.

WAGNER — Delilah L. Wagner, 74, of Cortland, died Oct. 6, 2020. Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

WAGNER — Robert L. “Bob” Wagner Sr., 58, died. Calling hours will be 1 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. State COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. A memorial service will be streamed online at 3 p.m. at m.facebook.comwrightbeardfuneralhomeinc.

October 13, 2020

Deaths

BELL — R. Dale Bell died Oct. 6, 2020. Calling hour is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Homer First United Methodist Church, Homer. A memorial service will follow. State guidelines regarding capacity, social distancing, and wearing face coverings will be followed.

BOYCE — Terri L. Boyce, 72, of Cortland, died Oct. 8, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland. Burial will follow in the Truxton Cemetery. State guidelines regarding capacity, social distancing and wearing face coverings will be followed.

GROS — Esther Heath Gros died Oct. 8, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

RICE — Jacqueline J. Rice, 70 of DeRuyter, died Oct. 10, 2020. There are no services or calling hours. Smith Funeral Home DeRuyter has arrangements.

SMITH — Laura Jean (Parker) Smith, 91, of Cortland, and formerly of Pitcher, died Oct. 9, 2020. Tthere will be no formal calling hours or funeral service.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at Taylor Rural Cemetery, Cincinnatus. State COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

VELINO — Peggy Sue Hale Velino, 62, a native of Cortland, died Oct. 9, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

October 12, 2020

Deaths

No report.