December 1, 2021

Deaths and births for the week Nov. 15-20, 2021

November 20, 2021

Deaths

TOWERS — Raymond Towers, 76, of Cortland, died Nov. 16, 2021. A celebration of life will be held 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

VANDEWEERT — John VanDeWeert, 81, of Richford, died Nov. 16, 2021. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Perkins Funeral Home in Dryden. His life will be celebrated at a 10 a.m. service Nov. 27 at Dryden United Methodist Church. Guests are asked to wear face coverings. A reception and opportunity for family and friends to remember him will be scheduled in the future.

November 19, 2021

Deaths

DAFOE ­— George W. Dafoe, 65 of Cortland, died Nov. 14, 2021. Calling hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at St. Mary’s Church, 59 N. Main St., Cortland, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. A full obituary will run next week.

POLIZZI — Doris E. Polizzi of Sebring, Fla., and Homer, died Oct. 28, 2021. A 2022 interment of her ashes in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, is being planned.

YUHASZ — Stephen D. Yuhasz, 80, of Marathon, died Nov. 17, 2021.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Marathon Memorial Chapel, Marathon.

November 18, 2021

Deaths

BARBER — Richard ‘Dickie’ Barber, 73, of McGraw, died Nov. 13, 2021. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 Route 11, Homer.

HAY — Richard Elwyn Hay, 75, of Jordan, originally from Cortland, died Nov. 7, 2021. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23, at the Bush Funeral Home, 120 E. Main St. (Route 5) Elbridge, with military honors presented at 7 p.m. Private burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Masks are encouraged.

HILL ­— Michael Hill, 69, of Homer, died Nov. 15, 2021. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. on Monday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer. Calling hours will be held from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.

HUTCHINGS ­— Tony J. Hutchings, 60, died Nov. 16, 2021.  The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.

YACONO — Michael James Yacono, 60, of Cortland, died Nov. 6, 2021. Services will be held in Cortland at a later date.

November 17, 2021

Deaths

HOLLISTER — Jean W. “Zeila” Hollister, 80, of Cuyler, died Nov. 8, 2021. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Cuyler United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Cuyler Cemetery.

MCEVOY — Charles E. McEvoy, 87, of Marathon, died Nov. 14, 2021. The family will be present to receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Marathon Memorial Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Marathon. Burial will be at Marathon Cemetery.

VROOMAN — Joan J. Vrooman, 92, formerly of Cortland, died Nov. 11, 2021. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Cortland. Interment will be at Cortland Rural Cemetery.

WORMUTH — Richard Wormuth, 77, of Cortland, died Nov. 12, 2021. There are no services. Burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is serving the family.

November 16, 2021

Deaths

BUCHANAN — Irene Frances Buchanan, 66, of Cortland, died Nov. 11, 2021. A memorial will be from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

HOPKINS — James E. Hopkins, 61, of State Route 41A, Moravia, died unexpectedly. Calling hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at United Church of DeRuyter, 1632 Cortland St.. A memorial ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Nov. 27 at the parish house of the United Church of DeRuyter, 1670 Cortland St. Burial to follow at the Quaker Basin Cemetery in DeRuyter. The family requests that those who come to pay their respects please wear a mask.

LUSS — Marlene W. Luss, 88, of Dryden, died Nov. 12, 2021. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Saturday in Holy Cross Church, 375 George Road, Freeville/Dryden. Interment will be in Green Hills Cemetery, Dryden.

McEVOY — Charles E. McEvoy, 87, of Marathon, died Nov. 14, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Marathon Memorial Chapel, Marathon.

WARMUTH — Richard Warmuth, 77, of Cortland, died Nov. 12, 2021. There are no services. Burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Wright-Beard Funeral Home of Cortland is serving the family.

November 15, 2021

Deaths

No report.