December 1, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Oct. 11-16, 2021

October 16, 2021

Deaths

BASSETT — Anne M. Bassett, 78, of Genoa, died Oct. 13, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 10117 Route 90, Genoa. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. before the service.

MACKENZIE — Betty J. MacKenzie, 79, of Homer, died Oct.11, 2021. Private services will be held at the family’s convenience.

SMITH — Nial S. Smith, 88, of Groton, died Oct. 14, 2021. Private services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Virgil Rural Cemetery.

October 15, 2021

Deaths

CRANDALL — Patricia A. Crandall, 80, of Truxton, died Oct. 11, 2021. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Truxton Cemetery.

DRAKE — Melvyn Drake, 69, of Cortland, died Oct. 13, 2021. Calling hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

October 14, 2021

Deaths

LEWIS — Kathleen “Kathy” Marie McMahon Lewis, 73, died Sept. 9, 2021. A celebration of life will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cortland County Music Park and Campground, Cortland.

RUPPERT — Curtis F. Ruppert, 79, died Oct. 7, 2021. There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Thursday at Elmwood Cemetery, Great Barrington, Mass.

October 13, 2021

Deaths

BECKWITH — Omer Beckwith, 83, of Cortland, died Oct. 10, 2021. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family.

HURCHLA — David T. Hurchla Sr., 81, of Homer, died Oct. 8, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.

LOOMIS — James T. Loomis, 83, formerly of Cortland, died. Buried will be at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland.

MACKENZIE — Betty Jane MacKenzie, 79, of Homer, died Oct. 11, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.

MCGUIRE — Michael P. McGuire, 79, of Cortland, died Oct. 11, 2021. Services will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. There will be a gathering immediately following the service at the Cortland Elks Lodge.

October 12, 2021

Deaths

CARROLL — Brian W. Carroll, 52, of Cortlandville, died Oct. 8, 2021. Services will be private and at the convenience of family Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.

DICKERSON — Florence “Flo” Dickerson, 95, of Groton, died Oct. 2, 2021. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be immediately after the service at Pine Grove Cemetery, Ludlowville.

HILL — Bonnie M. Hill (Barrett), 64, of Cincinnatus, died Sept. 22, 2021. Services will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich.

SILL — Dolores Sill, 90, of Cortland, died Oct. 6, 2021. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Burial will take place at a later date at Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury.

October 11, 2021

Deaths

No report.