October 24, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of June 14-19, 2021

June 19, 2021

Deaths

BARROWS — James V. Barrows died June 11, 2021. A private service, including a fireman’s service, will be held. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. 

VAN DEE — Gary Lee Van Dee, 70, of Lady Lake, Fla., formerly of Cuyler, died April 25, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. July 17 at DeRuyter Cemetery. 

June 18, 2021

Deaths

CONDIE — David Condie, 49, of Cortland died June 10, 2021. A time of sharing will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

THOMPSON — Deborah (Deb) Bennett Thompson, of Ithaca, died May 6, 2021. A celebration of her life will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. July 11 at Taughannock Falls State Park in the Central Pavilion.

WETHERELL — John C. Wetherell, 72, of Cortland died June 16, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Grace and Christian Fellowship Church, 1250 Fisher Ave., Cortland.

June 17, 2021

Deaths

ABBEY — Dona M. Abbey, 89, of Cortland, died June 14, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial will follow at McLean Rural Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will be held at the Dryden VFW following the burial.

RAMSDEN — Lt. Colonel Ronald D. Ramsden, USAF (retired), died June 12, 2021. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Plis Funeral Home, Marcellus. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Marcellus United Methodist Church, with a military sendoff immediately following at Highland Cemetery, Marcellus. 

RIPLEY — Karl R. Ripley Jr., 74, of Homer, died June 14, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 Route 11, Homer. Calling hours will be from 11:30 a.m. Friday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

SCHMIDT — John Frederick Schmidt, 73, formerly of Homer, died June 5, 2021. There will not be a traditional funeral service.

June 16, 2021

Deaths

MUCKEY — Donald W. Muckey, 85, of Marathon died June 14, 2021. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

RIPLEY — Karl R. Ripley Jr., 74, of Homer, died June 14, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

June 15, 2021

Deaths

HATIELD — Thomas Roy Hatfield, 67, died June 12, 2021. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be at North Lansing Cemetery.

NICHOLS — Reed Francis Gabriel Nichols, 40, of Augusta, Ga., died June 6, 2021. A celebration of life will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Homer Community Center, directly behind the fire station.

June 14, 2021

Deaths

BALDWIN — Richard A. Baldwin, 75, of Sempronius, died June 2, 2021. Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. Services will be held at a later date.

CRANE — Thomas R. Crane, 76, of Harford, died June 9, 2021. Calling hours will be 10-11:45 a.m. Thursday with a funeral service at noon at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow at the Taylor Cemetery. Visit the Wright-Beard Funeral Home website to view the funeral service online.