January 20, 2022

Deaths and births for the week of Dec. 19-24, 2021

December 24, 2021


ANKRUM — Raymond T. Ankrum, 45, of Cortland, died Dec. 21, 2021 in Sayre, Pa. Bangs Funeral Home, Ithaca, has arrangements.

BENNETT — Ronald Jeffery Bennett, 64, of Locke, died Dec 21, 2021. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

BURDICK — Paul William Burdick Jr., 62, of McGraw, died Dec. 19, 2021. Services are private at the convenience of the family.

CIFONELLI — Richard G. Cifonelli, 85, formerly of Cortland, died Dec. 21, 2021. A memorial service and burial will be announced at a later date for the summer.

DIMORIER — Dawn Marie Dimorier, 69, of Preble, died Dec. 19, 2021. A calling hour will be 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, with a celebration of life to begin at 3 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. A graveside service will be held at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens in Thomson, Ga., at a later date.

ROGERS — Craige Harvey Doane Rogers, 63, of Cortland, died Dec. 20, 2021. A calling hour will be 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, with a service to follow at noon. Burial with military honors will follow at Nichols Cemetery, Nichols.

December 23, 2021


ROWE — John Rowe, 50, of Freetown, died Dec. 14, 2021. A memorial service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

December 22, 2021


MARKS — Heidi May Marks, 38, of Ithaca, died Dec. 19, 2021. There will be no formal services at this time.

PHILLIPS ­— Stephen V. Phillips, 71, of Bethlehem, PA., and a native of Cortland, died Dec. 19, 2021. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 3219 Santee Road, Bethlehem, Pa. There will be a calling hour from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church. Arrangements are by Connell Funeral Home.

December 21, 2021


GRAU — Theresa Grau, 71, of Harford, died Dec. 18, 2021. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. A service will follow at 6 p.m.

NELSON — Judith Irene S. Nelson, died Dec. 7, 2021. A memorial with a reception will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at Tully United Community Church, 5872 Meetinghouse Road, Tully.

PORTER — Robert W. Porter, 86, of Freeville, died Dec. 18, 2021. Services and interment in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, will be held later in the

ROWE — John Rowe, of Freetown, died Dec. 14, 2021. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, will announce the arrangements.

December 20, 2021


EARLEY — Florence (Flossy) Earley died Dec. 17, 2021. Funeral services will be private. The family invites everyone to celebrate her life from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cortland VFW, 76 Main St., Cortland.

PORTER — Robert W. Porter, 86 of Freeville, died Dec. 18, 2021. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, has arrangements.