December 1, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Oct. 18-23, 2021

October 23, 2021

Deaths

BOWMAN — Bruce Bowman, 82, died Oct. 15, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lansing.

CORAZZA — Donna M. Corazza, 58, of Cortland, formerly of Waverly, died Oct. 20, 2021. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly.

SANFORD — Frank Lynn Sanford Jr., 74, of Dryden, died Oct. 14, 2021. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at Crown Alliance Church, Cortland. A service will follow at 4 p.m. at the church.

October 22, 2021

Deaths

HENDRICKSON — Gary L. Hendrickson, 71, of McGraw, died Oct. 18, 2021. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

October 21, 2021

Deaths

No report.

October 20, 2021

Deaths

OLMSTEAD — Robin A. Olmstead, 66, of Homer, died Oct. 16, 2021. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, Preble.

PALM — Terry Louise (Coye) Palm, of Cortland, died Oct. 18, 2921. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter.

RUSSELL — Linda L. Russell, 81, of Ithaca, died Oct. 16, 2021. Graveside services and interment will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.

October 19, 2021

Deaths

BOLTON — Edward T. Bolton Jr., 85, of DeRuyter, died Oct. 13, 2021. There will be no viewing or calling hours. A simple service for immediate family only will be offered at the gravesite.

BROOKS — Donald H. Brooks, 80 of Cortland, died Oct. 15, 2021. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, DeWitt. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland. Masks will be required for all those attending the visitation at the funeral home and the mass in church., regardless of vaccine status.

CHEW — Eleanore Edwards Chew, 98, formerly of Cortland, died Oct. 15, 2021 in Elmira. There will be a calling hour and service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow at Cortland Rural Cemetery. The family requests that those who are not vaccinated to please wear a mask.

DRAKE — William D. Drake Sr., 63, of McLean, died Oct. 16, 2021. Calling hours will be from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. A memorial servicewill follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

DRAKE — Melvyn (Mel) Richard Drake, 69, of Cortland, died Oct. 13, 2021. Calling hours will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. p.m. Saturday with a celebration of life to begin at 3:30 p.m. at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland. There will be a gathering immediately following at the Cortland Elks Lodge.

LEWIS — Shirley E. Karam Lewis, 86, died May 11, 2021. The family held private services.

PERCEY — Jody Suzanne Percey, 59, of Horseheads, died Oct. 15, 2021. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

PUMMELL — Stephanie Lynn (Krager) Pummell, 47, of Groton died Oct. 15, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton.

SMITH — Edward “Smitty” H. Smith, 80, of Groton, died Oct. 16, 2021. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton. Memorial services will be held immediately following the calling hours at noon at the funeral home.

WILLIAMS — Anne Brewer Williams, 75, died Oct. 12, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. There are no services planned at this time. Burial will be in Cortland Rural Cemetery.

October 18, 2021

Deaths

BROOKS — Donald H. Brooks, 80, of Cortlandville, died Oct 15, 2021. Arrangements will be announced by Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, when complete.

DRAKE — William Drake, 63, of Freeville, died Oct. 16, 2021.Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but will be announced by Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, later this week.

SMITH — Edward H. Smith, 80, of Elm Street, Groton, died Oct. 16, 2021. Funeral arrangements  are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.