December 5, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Oct. 5-10, 2020

October 10, 2020

Deaths

CAMPBELL — Norman Campbell, 78, of Virgil died Oct. 4, 2020. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. State COVID-19 guidelines are being followed. Masks are required. Private family burial will take place in Vestal Hill Memorial Park.

MENAPACE — William Thomas Menapace, 83, a native of Cortland, died Oct. 3, 2020. A private family celebration of life is planned.

MULLEN — Celia “Putt” Mullen, 95, of Dryden died Oct. 7, 2020. Services will be private for the family. Interment will take place in Green Hills Cemetery in Dryden.

O’BRIEN — Carolyn Marie Botting O’Brien, 77, formerly of Groton, died Oct. 5, 2020. No services are planned.

O’DONNELL — Edwin J. O’Donnell, 88, of Cortland died Sept. 30, 2020. Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Donald L. Barber Funeral Home in Homer. State COVID-19 guidelines are being followed. Msks are required. A Catholic Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in McGraw Rural Cemetery.

SOSHINSKY — Sallie Ann Soshinsky, 60, of McGraw, died Oct. 7, 2020. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Marathon Memorial Chapel in Marathon. State COVID-19 guidelines are being followed; masks are mandatory. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Oct. 17 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cortland. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

October 9, 2020

Deaths

BARANOWSKI — Bobby Baranowski, 63, formerly of Cortland, died Sept. 30, 2020. A memorial service will take place at a time to be announced.

October 8, 2020

Deaths

TOMIK — Mary Tomik, 94, formerly of Cortland, died Sept. 20, 2002. A memorial service will be held at a time and place to be determined.

October 7, 2020

Deaths

BUCKINGHAM — John Parvis Buckingham, 69, died October 2, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home in Groton. Calling hours will be noon to 1 p.m. Friday before the service. Face coverings and gathering limitations will be observed in accordance with current state guidelines.

COOPER — Joan Cooper, 80, formerly of Cortland, died. Calling hours at St. Margaret’s Church in Homer from 11 to 12:45 pm. Thursday. A Mass of Christian burial will be held privately for the family. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. State guidelines regarding capacity and social distancing will be followed. Masks or face coverings are required.

OSBECK — Vera Clark Osbeck, 87, formerly of Cortland and Zephryhills, Fla., died May 1, 2020. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Social distancing will be in place and masks must be worn. Arrangements are being handled by Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.

October 6, 2020

Deaths

BUSH — Donnal J. Bush, 74, of Dryden, and formerly of Cincinnatus, died October 4, 2020. Visitation will be from from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.  Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in effect. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. 

CAMPBELL — Norman R. Campbell 78, of Virgil, died Oct. 4, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete.Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

JACOBS — Herbert A. Jacobs, 78, of Groton, died Oct. 3, 2020. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Perkins Funeral Home in Dryden, where Masonic services will be conducted at 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by interment in McLean Cemetery.

PETRELLA — John M. Petrella, 76, of Cortland, died Sept. 24, 2020. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in effect. A private family burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

TAYLOR — Loretta June Thorington Taylor, 88, formerly of Cortland, died. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at Glenwood Cemetery in Homer.

October 5, 2020

Deaths

BAKER — David L. Baker, of Cortland, died Oct. 1, 2020. Calling hours will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Abundant Life Church, 105 Elm St., Cortland. A private family funeral service will begin at noon. Social distancing and masks will be required.

BUSH — Donnal J. Bush, 74, of Dryden, and formerly of Cincinnatus, died Oct. 4, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

O’DONNELL — Edwin J. O’Donnell, 88, died Sept. 30, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer.