Sylvia J. George

Sylvia George PhotoSylvia J. George – (62) – of 45 Sawyer St., Hornell, died Thursday afternoon (October 27, 2016) at her home, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Hornell on May 24, 1954, she was the daughter of Arthur & Natalia (Carson) Tucker.

Sylvia grew up in Almond, NY and was a graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School (class of 1973).  She had been employed for several years as a cashier at a convenience store / gas station in Almond and later served as a custodian at Alfred-Almond Central School.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hornell.  She enjoyed reading novels (especially Danielle Steel) and was also a Miami Dolphin Football Fan.  In her younger years, Sylvia enjoyed bowling and bowled in several women’s leagues at the Hornell bowl.

Sylvia was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Faith Bolds and Laura McCormick; 2 brothers, John Tucker and Frank Tucker; her stepson, Franklyn George, Jr.

She was married on July 14, 1984 to Franklyn “Frank” George who survives.  Also surviving are 2 sons, John (Kristi) Faulkner of Starke, FL and Michael Faulkner of Bath, NY; 1 daughter, Lynda (Kenneth) Cabral of New Port Richie, FL; her step-children, Danielle (Matt) Kosek of South Wales, NY and Chad (Tamara) George of East Aurora; 5 brothers, Richard Tucker of Rome, NY, Ronald (Sherry) Tucker of Henrietta, Robert Tucker of Olean, James Tucker of Norfolk, VA and David Tucker of Texas; 2 sisters, Mary (Mel) Greene of Hornell and Sally Ormsby of Hornell; special friends, Debbie & Joe Price and Tina & Jim Welch; 14 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews & cousins.

The family of Sylvia J. George will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where funeral & committal services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM with Rev. John Faulkner officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond, NY.

Sylvia’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center, C/O Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

6 Responses to “Sylvia J. George”

  1. Kris Hurd says:

    It was an honor to call you friend, Sylvia. My heart felt prayers and condolences to your family. You shined the light of God’s love to every one you met. You will be greatly missed.

    “God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.” From “God’s Not Dead” one of Sylvia’s favorite films.

    Kris Hurd

  2. Tina and Jim Welch says:

    So sorry Frank and John, Lynda, Mike , Danielle, and Chad for your loss. You all was Sylvia’s pride and joy. She lived her Grandchildren so much we used to always sit and share stories. I will love and miss you so much my Sylvia.(that was what I called her after our nightly conversations )

  3. Pat Lindeman Mickel says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up in Almond and of course remember the Tuckers on :back: street and the Georges from church and school. Sylvia will be fondly remembered by many people.

  4. Amanda says:

    Best aunt God gave me … Our memories are many and I’m glad God gave her to my family 32 years ago just 17 days after I was born … He knew I needed an aunt who would show me love and she always did .. She was never mean to anyone .. She had the biggest heart and kindest soul.. She made my uncle the happiest man on earth and me the luckiest niece … I can’t remember a day growing up she wasn’t at our house or I at hers.. My heart is shattered for I wasn’t ready to let her go but I know she is no longer in pain And she is up there with everyone watching overlooked us .. I love you aunt Sylvia and I’ll always carry you in my heart ..

  5. Helen Klausner (McMahon) says:

    Frank, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you peace to bring you comfort, Courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories of Sylvia to hold forever in your heart.

  6. Kim Clifford Wood says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs….She will be missed by everyone..such a blessing to have known her. Love and prayers. Kim Wood