November 27, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of May 17-22, 2021

May 22, 2021

Deaths

BABCOCK — Donald A. Babcock, 79, of Cortland, died May 16, 2021. A private graveside service will be held at Groton Rural Cemetery at the family’s convenience. There are no calling hours. Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton, has arrangements. 

METCALF — Shirley M. Metcalf, 79 of Cortland, died May 20, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the service. Interment will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.   

NORTON — Katherine A. (Smith) Norton, 82, of DeRuyter, died May 16, 2021. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter, is handling the arrangements.

May 21, 2021

Deaths

EGGLESTON — Richard “Dick” Eggleston died May 15, 2021. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. May 29 at the First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls. Burial at Gerald B. H. Saratoga National Cemetery will be private and held at a later date.

HUBBARD — Elizabeth May “Pete” Hubbard, 97, a native of McGraw, died May 19, 2021. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow at the Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 12 to 12:45 p.m. The service may be livestreamed via www.wright-beard.com.

Births

HALL — A daughter, Madelyn Elizabeth Hall, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, born April 29 to Mike and Molly Gray Hall of Watertown, at Carthage Area Hospital, Carthage.

ALBRO — A daughter, Mya Elizabeth Albro, 9 pounds, 12 ounces, born May 4 to Gregory and Amanda Ryan Albro of Tonawanda, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Williamsville.

May 20, 2021

Deaths

VAN DE WEERT — Albert Van De Weert, 78, of Dryden, died May 16, 2021. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. There will be a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dryden Lake Park.

WATROS — Philip Stanley Watros, 32, of Mexico, died May 12, 2021. Prayer Services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Friends and family are invited to call from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

May 19, 2021

Deaths

BEARDSLEY — Reuben Chester “Chet” Beardsley, 93, of Cortland, died May 9, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow at the Virgil Cemetery.

GUSTAFSON — Angela E. Gustafson, 42, of Homer died May 16, 2021. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

NELSON — David Nelson, 86, of Truxton, died May 16, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

May 18, 2021

Deaths

BEARDSLEY — Reuben Chester “Chet” Beardsley, 93, of Cortland, died May 9, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow at the Virgil Cemetery.

GUSTAFSON — Angela E. Gustafson, 42, of Homer, died May 16, 2021. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

NELSON — David Nelson, 86, of Truxton, died May 16, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

May 17, 2021

Deaths

WRIGHT — Yvonne Wright, 87, of Dryden, died May 13, 2021. There will be no services.

WOOD — Patricia M. Wood, 56, of Parker Avenue, Cortland died Nov. 27, 2020. Calling hours will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery, Preble.