January 20, 2022

Deaths and births for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 24, 2021

December 4, 2021

Deaths

MARKS — Miyuki Marks of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Nov. 27, 2021.

PLATT — Violet Helen Platt, 74, of Cortland, died Dec. 1, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Cherry Lane, Cortland.

POWERS — David A. Powers, of Depew, formerly of Cortland, died Dec. 1, 2021. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. Masks are requested to be worn in the funeral home.

SPENCER — June Lonergan Spencer, of Juno Beach, Fla., and Skaneateles Lake, died Nov. 9, 2021. A service will be held at a later date.

December 3, 2021

Deaths

No report.

December 2, 2021

Deaths

FISK — Esther L Fisk, of Cortland, died Nov. 25, 2021. A private family graveside service is planned for the spring.

PRENTISS — Bard Prentiss, 82, of Dryden, died Nov. 20, 2021. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, has arrangements.

December 1, 2021

Deaths

MCCLAIN — Ronald H. McClain, 78, died Nov. 28, 2021. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends can also call from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Canastota. A brief prayer service will follow. Interment with full military honors will be at White Chapel Gardens, DeWitt.

November 30, 2021

Deaths

BAKER — Rodney Baker, 68, of McGraw, died Nov. 24, 2021. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at WrightBeard Funeral Home, Cortland. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

BIRD — Robert Bird died Nov. 24, 2021. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Whitney Point United Methodist Church. Arrangements are in the care of James Shara, Sunset Memorial Services, Whitney Point.

EMERY — Patricia (Stillman) Emery, 78, of Montour Falls, died Nov. 27, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at the family’s convenience. Interment will be at a later date at Virgil Cemetery.

HOUGHTON — Lauren Houghton died Nov. 19, 2021. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Services, Whitney Point. Arrangements are in the care of James Shara.

KEEP — Catherine Keep died Nov. 21, 2021. A service was held at Lisle Fire Hall. Arrangements are in the care of James Shara, Sunset Memorial Services, Whitney Point.

MARQUIS
— Kenneth J. Marquis, 95, of Freeville, died Nov. 27, 2021. Family and friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden. A service will follow at noon. Burial with military honors will follow the service at at Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.

MEAD — Susan Irene Mead, 72, of Decatur, Ga, died Nov. 5, 2021. A funeral service was held Nov. 19 at Honey Creek Woodlands, Conyers, Ga.

November 29, 2021

Deaths

BEESMER ­­— Sharon A. Beesmer, 65, of DeRuyter, died Nov. 25, 2021. A graveside service will be announced by Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter, in the spring.

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

VECCHIO — Marie Verrico Vecchio, 93, died Nov. 25, 2021. Calling hours will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, with a Mass of Christian burial at 12:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. The service may be livestreamed via the Wright-Beard Funeral Home website.