January 27, 2022

Deaths and births for the week of Dec. 7-12, 2020

Dec. 12, 2020

Deaths

BUMP — William J. Bump, 73, of Truxton, died Dec. 7, 2020. Services will be held at a later date.

DOYLE — Callie I. Doyle, 71, of Cortland, died Dec. 10, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family with arrangements.

LITTLE — Harold V. Little, 81, of Summerhill, died Dec. 10, 2020.Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

Dec. 11, 2020

Deaths

LIDELL — Donald E. Lidell, 85, of Carey Road, New Woodstock, died Dec. 7, 2020. Services and interment will be private at the convenience of his family. Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, Morrisville, has arrangements.

OUGHTERSON — James L. Oughterson, 73, of Washington Court House, Ohio, and formerly of Cortland, died Dec. 9, 2020. A private burial will be held in the New Holland Cemetery, Ohio.

PEAK — Beverly S. Peak, 84, of Cincinnatus, died Dec. 9, 2020. A celebration of life will be held in the spring.  K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, has arrangements.

PITMAN — Ralph K. Pitman, 78, of Lapeer, died Dec. 9, 2020. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at the Parker Street Cemetery, Lapeer. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, has arrangements.

Dec. 10, 2020

Deaths

No report.

Dec. 9, 2020

Deaths

GUREWICH — Lawrence W. Gurewich, 73, of Dryden, died Dec. 7, 2020. Private graveside services and interment in Green Hills Cemetery, Dryden, will be at the convenience of the family. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, has arrangements.

SABIN — Kathryn Sabin, 70, of McGraw, died Dec. 6, 2020. There are no services. A private burial for close family will be held at a later date. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, has arrangements.

SCHOONOVER — Pearl Schoonover, 86, of McGraw, died Dec. 5, 2020. Services will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. Burial will be at the Willet Cemetery.

SIMS — Duane L. Sims, 73, of Groton, Dec. 5, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Facial coverings, social distancing and gathering limitations will be in effect. Interment will follow in the Groton Rural Cemetery.

Dec. 8, 2020

Deaths

No report.

Dec. 7, 2020

Deaths

McLEAN — Augusta (Gussie) McLean, 96, died Dec. 3, 2020. Private services will be held for immediate family at Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton, with burial in the spring. 

MERLIN — Dr. Richard P. Merlin, 87, of 23 S. West St., Homer, died Dec. 4, 2020, in Florida. A graveside service for family and friends will be announced in the spring.

MERRILL — Irene Merrill, 89, died Dec. 4, 2020. Calling hours will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m., and burial will follow at West Groton Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, attendance may be limited and social distancing and masks are required.