October 25, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Aug. 9-14, 2021

August 14, 2021

Deaths

BATCHELOR — Forrest C. Batchelor III, 52, of Groton, died Aug. 2, 2021. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is serving the family.

August 13, 2021

Deaths

COREY — Mary Jane Corey, 104, died Aug. 1. Calling hours will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland. A public service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. A reception will follow.

HARRIS — Reid “Thumper” V. Harris, 50, of Cincinnatus, Aug. 10, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 20 at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

THOMPSON — Michael Anthony Thompson, of Marietta, Ga., died July 29, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

August 12, 2021

Deaths

CARRETHERS — Michael Carrethers, 39, of Cortland, Aug. 5, 2021. There are no services. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family. 

REYNOLDS — Gerald M. Reynolds Jr. died Aug. 9, 2021. Services will be kept private and at the convenience of the family.

August 11, 2021

Deaths

BAILEY — Richard E. Bailey, 78, of Marathon, died Aug. 7, 2021. There will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marathon Memorial Chapel.

HALE — Joseph R. Hale, 65, of Cortland, died Aug. 7, 2021. There will be no public services.

MCCARTHY — Duana M. McCarthy, 55, of Marathon, died Aug. 8, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at a time and date to be determined.

REYNOLDS — Gerald M. Reynolds Jr., 78, of Cortland, died Aug. 9, 2021. Services will be kept private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Norwich.

SWEET — Gary S. Sweet, 72, of McDonough, died Aug. 6, 2021. Funeral services will be at noon today at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Burial will be in the McDonough Union Cemetery.

August 10, 2021

Deaths

No report.

August 9, 2021

Deaths

RYERSON — Leon “Lee” Ryerson, a Cortland native, died Aug. 3, 2021, in Hilltown Township, Pa. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:00pm to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave, Groton. A funeral service for family and close friends will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Christ United Methodist Church, 36 Church St., Moravia. Burial with honors will follow the service at Glenwood Cemetery in Homer.

Births

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