October 23, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of June 21-26

June 26, 2021


JOHNSON — Michelle L. “Shelly” Johnson, 54, of Groton, died June 23, 2021. Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A graveside service will follow calling hours at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. 

SEMERARO — Cecelia E. Semeraro, 99, of Cortland, died June 23, 2021. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetary.

WOJCINSKI — Elizabeth L. Wojcinski, 80, of Spencer, died June 22, 2021. There will be a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at the North Spencer Baptist Church.

June 25, 2021


No report:

June 24, 2021


HALL — Edith L. Hall, 87, of Groton, died Feb. 3, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Groton Rural Cemetery. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, has care of arrangements.

SHEPARD — Shirley A. (Standish) Shepard, 68, of Plymouth, died June 22, 2021. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. There will be no formal funeral service.

June 23, 2021


GUNN — Charles Edward Gunn, 87, of Groton, died June 19, 2021. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Groton Assembly of God church. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. followed by interment in the Groton Rural Cemetery.

HINES — Timoteo “Tim” Jorge Miguel Hines, 34, died May 8, 2021. Services will be held 1 to 3 p.m. July 24 at the Grace Christian Fellowship Church.

KNIFFEN — Alice A. Kniffen, 86, of Homer, died June 21, 2021. Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, with a service to begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Atwater Cemetery in Homer. After graveside services conclude, family and friends are welcome back to her home.

MAGER — Christopher J. Mager, 51, of Homer, died June 15, 2021. Services are at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

PIERCE — Gloria J. Pierce, 76, formerly of Locke, died June 19, 2021. A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Locke Fire House.

SHEPARD — Shirley A. Shepard, 68, died June 22, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

June 22, 2021


HORAK — Mildred Blovsky Boronkay Horak, 94, of Cortland, died Dec. 12, 2020, at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. A memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Margaret’s Church. Burial will follow in McGraw Cemetery.

WOLF — Thomas O. Wolf, 72, of Cortland, died June 19, 2021.


NATALE — A son, Montgomery Leon Natale, 10 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces, was born May 23 to Patrick Natale and Margaret Guewa-Natale of Cortland at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.

June 21, 2021


BALDWIN — Memorial services for Elsie F. Baldwin, 92, who died Jan. 4, 2021, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland, 25 Church St., Cortland. Graveside services will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

GUNN — Charles Edward Gunn, 87, of Groton died June 19, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.