October 16, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Jan. 25-30, 2021

Jan. 30, 2021

Deaths

CAVANAUGH — Dennis G. Cavanaugh,76, died Jan. 27, 2021. Sunset Memorial Services, Whitney Point, has arrangements.

O’LEARY — James M. O’Leary, 81, of Elmira, died Jan. 22, 2021. Services will be private. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

RANKIN — Geraldine H. Rankin, of Groton, died Jan. 28, 2021 Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton.

RYAN — Elijah (Bernie) Ryan, 80, of Cortland, died Jan. 26, 2021. Graveside services will take place at Hillside Cemetery, DeRuyter, at a later date. Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter, is handling arrangements.

THOMPSON — Pat Thompson, 71, of Binghamton died Jan. 22, 2021. There will be no services.

Jan. 29, 2021

Deaths

BISSONNETTE — Barbara Ann Clarke Bissonnette, 67, of Evergreen, Colorado, formerly of Dryden, died Jan. 22, 2021. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, has arrangements.

HEASLIP — William Graham Heaslip (Graham), 92, of Cortland, died Jan. 26, 2021. A small, private family service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Wright Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. The service will be livestreamed through the Wright Beard website obituary page and via www.hdezwebcast.com/edit_event/event/william-graham-heaslip-funeral-live-stream.

SEYMOUR — Edgar W. Seymour, 90, of Webster, formerly of Freeville, died Jan. 27, 2021. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, has arrangements.

Jan. 28, 2021

Deaths

COOMBS — Dale Seth Coombs, 76, of Ferrum, Va., formerly of McGraw, died Jan. 23, 2021. He will be buried in the McGraw Rural Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

HOPKINS — Dorothy Eve Hopkins, 78, died Jan. 24, 2021. Times to honor her will be announced.

WOOD — Loraine June Wood, 88, of Freeville, died Jan. 25, 2021. Funeral services for family and friends will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Groton Assembly of God Church. Spring interment will be in Groton Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton, has care of arrangements.

Jan. 27, 2021

Deaths

COBB — Donald L. Cobb, 59, died Jan. 23, 2021. A calling hour will be held from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. A private funeral service will follow at noon. The service will be streamed directly at www.hdezwebcast.com/show/donald-cobb or by visiting the Wright Beard Funeral Home website.

HEAD — Roland C. Head, 87, of Cortland, formerly of Fabius, died Jan. 25, 2021. Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Hartwell Funeral Home, 461 Route 281, Tully.

MORTON — Pauline D. (Tagliente) Morton, 94, formerly of Cortland, died Jan. 20, 2021. A calling hour will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Pope John XXIII Catholic Church, 8290 Soule Road, Liverpool, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at noon. The Rite of Committal and burial will be private in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

SNYDER — John R. Snyder, 84, of Cortland, died Jan. 24. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

WOOD — Loraine June Wood, 88, of Freeville, died Jan. 25, 2021. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.

Jan. 26, 2021

Deaths

DURING — Joseph H. During, Jr., 73, of Cortland, died Jan. 22, 2021. Calling hours are 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church in Cortland, with a deacon vigil service starting at 7 p.m. at the church, 59 North Main St., Cortland. A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s. The vigil service and funeral Mass will be livestreamed on St. Mary’s Church’s Facebook page.

Jan. 25, 2021

Deaths

POTTER — Louise C. Potter, 76, of Willow Street, Pa., formerly of Drumore, died Jan. 19, 2021. A life celebration service will be planned in the future to honor and remember her.