October 26, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of May 10-15, 2021

May 15, 2021


ABDALLAH — Services for Diane Allis Abdallah of McGraw, who passed away on Jan. 10, 2021 will be Friday at the McGraw United Methodist Church at 20 East Main St., McGraw. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. with a memorial service to begin 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the McGraw Cemetery. Visit the McGraw Methodist Church Facebook page at 11 a.m. to livestream the service.

CUTE — Sharon A. Cute, 65, of Groton, died May 12, 2021. there are no services scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.

MAXFIELD — Phyllis J. Maxfield, 83, died May 10, 2021. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Christian Fellowship, 1250 Fisher Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Preble. Services will be streamed live at www.facebook.com/donaldlbarberfuneralhome. All must wear a mask when attending, sign in upon arrival and practice social distancing at all times. 

May 14, 2021


BAUDER — Dorothy M. Bauder, 89, died May 11, 2021. Burial will take place in North Pitcher Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life will take place in the future at a date and time to be announced.

LEWIS — Shirley E. Lewis, 86, of Cortland, died May 11, 2021. Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.

MAXFIELD — Phyllis J. Maxfield, 83, formerly of Cortland, died May 10, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer.

OTTENSCHOT — John Patrick Ottenschot, 77 of Marianna, Fla., died May 7, 2021. Interment in Riverside Cemetery in Whitney Point will be held a later date.

May 13, 2021


FOX — Lois I. Fox, 91, of Dryden, died Feb. 23, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Taylor Rural Cemetery, Cincinnatus. Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

May 12, 2021


BENTLEY — Colleen Bentley, 79, of Cortland, died Dec. 16, 2020. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Burial will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery.

BREWSTER — Paula Annette Brewster, 73, of Piscataway, N.J., died April 14, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Scott Union Cemetery, Route 41, Scott.

KARANDEYEV — Nikolay Karandeyev, 92 of Groton, died May 8, 2021. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, has arrangements.

BEARDSLEY — Reuben Chester “Chet” Beardsley, 93, of Cortland, died May 9, 2021. Services will be announced next week with the full obituary. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family.

May 11, 2021


HEATH — Services for Beverly J. Heath, who died Feb. 14, 2021, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. at the Living Word Free Methodist Church, 9 Grace St., Cortland.

JACOBS — Nancy Lois Jacobs died April 11, 2021. A public remembrance will be held at a later date.

KESLER — Wendy Sue Kesler, 51, of Salisbury, N.C., formerly of Dryden, died May 5, 2021. A memorial service was held on Monday at Summersett Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at Rowan Memorial Park.

PANTAS — James Zaharis Pantas, 84, of Cortland, died May 10, 2021. There are no service at this time.

RYAN — John F. Ryan, 55, of Homer, died May 7, 2021. A prayer service will be held at 1 p.m. May 22 at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. Friends may call to the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service. Face coverings and social distancing rules apply. Interment will follow the service in Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery, King Ferry.

SEAMANS — Merritt Seamans, 85, of North Carolina, died Jan. 2, 2021. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the McGraw Rural Cemetery.

SMITH — Debra Smith, 57, of Cortland, died May 3, 2021. A service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

May 10, 2021


SAN JULE — Friends and family are invited to a memorial Mass for Robert San Jule, 81, who died Dec. 24, 2020, at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church Cortland. Those attending are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing. To livestream the memorial Mass, visit the Wright-Beard Funeral Home website. Private burial was held earlier at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

WOOD — Loraine June Wood, of Groton, died Jan. 25, 2021 in Cortland. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Groton Rural Cemetery. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton has care of arrangements.