November 26, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Jan. 4-9, 2021

Jan. 9, 2021

Deaths

CARR — Ronald Carr Sr., 76, of Cortland, died Jan. 5, 2021. Services will be private. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

COYE — John “Deacon” Coye, 68, died Jan. 1, 2021. There will be no calling hours. The family will plan a celebration of life in the spring.

CRAPO — Kenneth R. Crapo, 81, of DeRuyter, died Jan. 7, 2021. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family.

ELL — Elizabeth Arlene Staples Slocum Ell, 84, of Willet, died Dec. 30, 2020. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date once travel and social distancing restrictions have been relaxed.

HORN — Robert G. Horn, 70, of Moravia, formerly of Groton, died Jan. 7, 2021. A private graveside service will be held in Groton Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

LETHBRIDGE — Edmund Lethbridge, 74, of Lisle, died Jan. 5, 2021. Arrangements are by Sunset Memorial Services, Whitney Point.

PEEBLES — Bradley “John” Peebles, 41, died Dec. 28, 2020. There will be no services at this time.

ROGERS — Robert “Bob” James Rogers, 74, of Cortland, died Jan. 8, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

SPENCER — Earl F. Spencer, 80, of Cortland, died Jan. 5, 2021. There are no services. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is serving the family.

Jan. 8, 2021

Deaths

BALDWIN — Elsie F. Baldwin, 92, died Jan. 4, 2021. A memorial service will be held in the spring in Cortland.

BISBEE — Eleanor (Kenyon) (Cameron) Bisbee, 83, of Vero Beach, Fla., died July 6, 2020. Arrangements were entrusted to Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.

EATON — Ruth Eaton, 97, of Cortland, died Jan. 6, 2021. Graveside services with military honors will be held in the spring at West Homer Cemetery. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family with arrangements.

FREE — Harry C. Free Sr., 89, of Cortland, died Jan. 6, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.

GALLOW — Julia Opera Gallow, 88, died Jan. 5, 2021. Services are private. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is serving the family. The funeral will be livestreamed at 1 p.m. Tuesday via www.hdezwebcast.com/show/julia-gallow.

KURTZ — Kathryn Elizabeth Tibbens O’Neil Kurtz, 96, of Marathon, died Jan. 7, 2021. Funeral services have been postponed due to COVID. She will be interred at Marathon Cemetery.

SEAMANS — Merritt Fred Seamans, 85, of McGraw, died Jan. 2, 2021, in Raleigh, N.C. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, will be arranging a graveside services to be held in the spring at the McGrawville Cemetery.

Jan. 7, 2021

Deaths

AHRENS — Gerry Ahrens, 95, died Jan. 4, 2021. Any services will be private at a later time.

GEBHARD — Ann O. Gebhard, 90, of Canterbury Woods Retirement Center, Williamsville, died Dec. 29. No services were announced.

LENT — James A. Lent, 62, of Cortland, died Jan. 5, 2021. There will be no services. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family.

MAXWELL ­— Michael Maxwell, 74, of Cortland, died Jan. 4, 2021. Private services will be held Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland, and streamed on Facebook — www.facebook.com/wrightbeardfuneralhomeinc/ or www.hdezwebcast.com/show/michael-t-maxwell. Social distancing and face coverings will be required.

PACE — Clara Pace, 99, of Cortland, died Jan. 5, 2021. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for the immediate family only. There will be no calling hours. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland, will be private.

SEAMANS — Merritt Fred Seamans, 85, of McGraw, died Jan. 2. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, will be arranging the graveside services to be held in the spring at the McGrawville Cemetery, McGraw.

STADELMAN ­— Eugene E. “Gene” Stadelman, 70, of Cortland died Jan. 5, 2021. A calling hour will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home, 241 Kinne St., East Syracuse. A private funeral service will follow for the family.

WHEELOCK — Gordon Wheelock, 94, of Homer, died Jan. 3, 2021. Due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral service and celebration of life will be held later in 2021.

Jan. 6, 2021

Deaths

BURDICK — Peter Card Burdick, 68, of McGraw, died Jan. 4, 2021. A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Solon Sportsman Club.

BURNS — Patricia (Pat) Ann Burns, 85, of Spafford, died Dec. 18, 2020. Private graveside service and burial will be at Atwater Cemetery in Homer at the convenience of the family in the spring.

DeTOMASO — Barbara McCormick DeTomaso, 89, of Auburn, died Dec. 21, 2020. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated last week. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Auburn. A future memorial service will be held in the spring at a time to be announced.

HAYS — Sally E. Hays, 79, of Locke Road, Groton, died Jan. 4, 2021. A graveside service will be held later in the year at the Groton Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton, has care of arrangements.

MEEKER — Alan Dhru Meeker died Dec. 31, 2020. There will be no funeral service or visiting hours.

MOORE — Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ Moore, 79, of Preble, died Dec. 31, 2020. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

PERFETTI — Irene N. Perfetti died Jan. 1, 2021. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Cortland. Masks are required and COVID protocols will be observed. Prayers of committal will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.   

STUTTLE — Sharon Kay Stuttle, 77 of Cortland, died Jan. 1 2021.

THORP — Charles “Chuck” Francis Thorp, 52, of Greeneville, Tenn., died Dec. 19, 2020. Services will be held Saturday at Christian Assembly of God, 175 Port Watson St., Cortland. Calling hours will be held 10 a.m. to noon. Masks are required and social distancing rules will be observed.

Jan. 5, 2021

Deaths

HAYS — Sally E. Hays, 78, of Locke Road, Groton, died Jan. 4, 2021. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

MOORE — Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ Moore, 79, of Preble, died Dec. 31, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer.

TRACY — Doris Ann Tracy, 82, of Cincinnatus, died Jan. 3, 2021. There will be no services. K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, is handling arrangements.

WING — Timothy Wing, 50, of Cortland, died Dec. 31, 2020. There are no services. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family.

Jan. 4, 2021

Deaths

FOSTER — Doris Mae (Mack) Foster, 91 of Homer, died Jan. 2, 2021. Private funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. The service will be livestreamed via m.facebook.com/wrightbeardfuneralhomeinc. Burial will be held in the spring in Scott Union Cemetery.

FLYNN — Maxine M. Sill Flynn, 92, of Lansing, died Dec. 30, 2020. There will be no calling hours or services. A private family graveside service in the North Lansing Cemetery will be held at a later date.

PATRIARCO — Mary A. Patriarco, 98, of Texas, and a Cortland native, died Dec. 25, 2020. A private burial for family only will be held in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. A memorial Mass will be scheduled for the summer. Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.