December 6, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Jan. 11-16, 2021

Jan. 16, 2021

Deaths

CARON (WHITEFORD) — Sandra Kay Caron (Whiteford), 76, of Laguna Niguel, Calif., died Jan. 5, 2021. There will be no memorial service. A private inurnment will be held on a future date.

DeLORENZO — Linda Grace Murphy DeLorenzo, 83, of Homer, died Jan. 13, 2021. The family will gather at a later date to celebrate her life.

HALLORAN — John ‘Jack’ Halloran, 94, of Whitney Point, died Jan. 14, 2021. A graveside service with military honors at St. Patrick’s Cemetery will be announced by Nichols Funeral Home, Whitney Point, in the spring. 

KNOUT — John L. Knout, 82, of Cortland, died Jan. 11, 2021. A private memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, and will be streamed via www.hdezwebcast.com/show/john-knout-live-stream or by visiting the Wright-Beard Funeral Home website.

RYAN — Jane M. Ryan, 62, of Truxton, died Jan. 10, 2021. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the East Homer Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter, has arrangements.

PORTER — Julie Williams Porter, 53, died Jan. 6, 2021. Private funeral services will be held Jan. 25 at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Mass may be streamed at 11 a.m. via m.facebook.com/wrightbeardfuneral homeinc. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.  

PRESTON — Raymond L. Preston, 67, formerly of South Otselic, died Jan. 13, 2021. The family hopes to host a celebration of life later this year.

Jan. 15, 2021

Deaths

LANSDOWNE — Marilyn (Yacano) Lansdowne, 80, of Union Springs, died Jan. 11, 2021. A virtual gathering to celebrate her life will take place at 4 p.m. Jan. 30th at via asu.zoom.us/j/9378020098.

MacNEILL — Elizabeth Hazzard MacNeill died Jan. 8, 2021. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family.

ROSEKRANS — Robert Clayton Rosekrans, 101, died Jan, 11, 2021. Funeral services will be private.

WEEKS — William Weeks, 77, of Marathon, and formerly of Cortland, died Dec. 28, 2020. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family.

Jan. 14, 2021

Deaths

WHITEMAN — Duane Whiteman, 89, of Preble, died Jan. 12, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer.

WILLIAMS — James Edward Williams died Jan. 6, 2021. Services are private. Mass may be streamed at 11 a.m. Monday via m.facebook.com/wrightbeardfuneral homeinc.

Jan. 13, 2021

Deaths

ABDALLAH — Diane Sylvia Allis Abdallah, 79, of McGraw, died Jan. 10, 2021. Private services will be streamed at 10 a.m. Friday via www.hdezwebcast.com/show/diane-abdallah-funeral-stream-live. The service may also be viewed via the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Facebook page. A memorial will be held at a later time.

RANKIN — Denton “Denny” Howard Rankin, 38, of Cortland, died Jan. 9, 2021. A service will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

REILLY ­­— Michael J. Reilly, 73, of Marathon, died Jan. 9, 2021. A private funeral Mass will be held at St. Stephen’s Church. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Reilly’s Cafe, 8 E. Main St., Marathon.

STOKER — Gerald L. Stoker, 88, of Cortland, died Jan. 10, 2021. Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Masks are required and social distancing will be in effect.

WHEELER ­— Janice Mary Knobel Wheeler, 95, of Homer, died Jan. 10, 2021. No services are scheduled at this time. A spring burial is planned.

Jan. 12, 2021

Deaths

ABDALLAH — Diane Sylvia Allis Abdallah, 79, of McGraw, died Jan. 10, 2021. Arrangements will be announced by the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

CUSTER — Patricia L. Custer, 74, died Dec. 24, 2020. A service will be held later. Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter, has arrangements.

Jan. 11, 2021

Deaths

MOORE — Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ Moore, 79, of Route 281, Preble, died Dec. 31, 2020. Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today (Jan. 12) at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 Route 11, Homer. Masks must be worn at all times, and social distancing practices will also be in place. Only a certain number of visitors will be allowed in the funeral home chapel at a time during the funeral home visitation. Funeral services with a Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer.