December 2, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Nov. 8-13, 2021

November 13, 2021

Deaths

LUSS — Marlene W. Luss, 88, of Dryden, died Nov. 12, 2021. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, has arrangements.

MAUZY — Bonnie Mauzy, 53, of Cortland, died Nov. 11, 2021. Services will be announced at a later date. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is handling arrangements.

BECKWITH — Shelly M. Beckwith 58, of Cincinnatus, died Nov. 8, 2021. Graveside services will be held next summer. Sharp Funeral Home has arrangements.

BENEDICT — Celia A. “Cedie” Benedict, 99, of Cortland, died Nov. 10, 2021. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the services. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

FALSO — Assunta Falso, 91, of Cortland died Nov 10, 2021. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Riccardi Funeral Home Chapel, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

FIORENTINI
— Louis J. Fiorentini, 96, of Cortland died Nov. 1, 2021. Calling hours and services were held Nov. 5, 2021, at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Cortland.

RATHBONE — John L. Rathbone, 85, of Cincinnatus, died Nov. 12, 2021. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

SILVERS — Alan J. Silvers, 63, formerly of Cortland, died Nov. 19, 2020. There will be a celebration of life from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Cortland Elks Lodge.

November 12, 2021

Deaths

BECKWITH — Shelly Beckwith, 58, of Cincinnatus, died Nov. 8, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

BENEDICT — Celia Benedict, 99, formerly of Homer, died Nov. 10, 2021. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.

CANFIELD — Christopher John Canfield, 49, of Cortlandt Manor, and formerly of Marathon, died May 21, 2020. A memorial Mass of Christian burial
will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Marathon, at 11 a.m. today. Private burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Richford.

DUNCAN — Shawn “Ryan Alexander” Duncan, 36, of Spring, Texas, a 2003 Homer High graduate, died Nov. 2, 2021. Calling hours will be 11-1 Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A funeral service and burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.

GRAHAM ­— LouAnn Graham, 68, of McLean, died Nov. 10, 2021. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date and time.

KELLEY
— Carlene B. Kelley, 97, of Cortland died Nov. 7, 2021. A private funeral service will be held at the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland. Burial will be at the Cortland Rural Cemetery.

PHILLIPS — Leonard Nelson Phillips, 73, a one-time resident of Marathon, died Nov. 9, 2021. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3725 Fairview Drive, Cortland. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday at Virgil Rural Cemetery.

VANNORTWICK — Patricia J. VanNortwick, 93, of Cortland, died Nov. 9, 2021. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N. Main St. Cortland.

WILLIS — Marlin Willis, 64, of Harford, and a native of Cortland, died Nov. 8, 2021. Calling hours will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A funeral service will follow. Burial will take place at the Virgil Cemetery immediately following the service.

November 11, 2021

Deaths

No report.

November 10, 2021

Deaths

O’MARA ­— Stephen J. O’Mara, 65, died Nov. 8, 2021. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

November 9, 2021

Deaths

DOWD ­— Kimberly Ellen Dowd, 61, of Cortland, died Nov. 3, 2021. There will be no services.

HINSON — Mary Jo (Redfield) Hinson, 70, of Hopkinsville, Ky., died Nov. 2, 2021. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, Ky. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial to follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West, Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

STRAUF ­— Collin William Strauf died Nov. 4 2021. Visitation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House.

TURK ­— Charlotte A. Turk, 89, of Homer, died Nov. 7, 2021. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden, NY. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

WILLCOX ­— Mary Willcox, 87, of Solon, died Nov. 4, 2021. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. A funeral service will follow. Burial will follow at Cortland Rural Cemetery.

November 8, 2021

Deaths

CALABRO ­— Linda F Calabro, 74, of DeRuyter, died Oct. 27, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 13 in DeRuyter Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home has arrangements.

DAINS ­— Phyllis Adelaide Apgar Dains, 79, of Homer, died Nov. 4, 2021. Services will be private.

TURK ­— Charlotte A. Turk, 89, of Homer, died Nov. 7, 2021. A calling hour will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday followed by a service at 10 a.m. at Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden. Burial to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.