Casey J. Cameron, Sr.

Casey J. Cameron, Sr. – 59 – of 34 State St., Hornell, died early Saturday morning (December 23, 2017) at Elderwood at Hornell less than 3 years after being diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia.

He was born in Hornell on April 3, 1958 and was the son of Dr. Robert & Bette (Roth) Cameron.

A lifelong resident of Hornell, Casey was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1977) and later attended Alfred State College (SUNY Alfred).

Throughout the years, Casey was employed in the Sales/Management departments of several businesses including Radio Shack, U-Haul, CTC Business Machines (Bath, NY) and Thomas Kinney Clothing. In recent years, he was employed at WLEA / WCKR Radio Station in many capacities, including sales representative, sports director, advertising representative and also had his own Radio Talk Show, The 9:10 Local. He retired about three years ago due to ill health.

Casey was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. He was a member of the Hornell Elks Lodge where he served as Exalted Ruler, District Deputy and State Vice-President. He was also very active in the running of the Elks Hoop Shoot, Punt, Pass and Kick competition, Bike Rodeo, Annual Youth Fishing Derby and the Elks Golf Tournament. He was also a member of the Hornell Knights of Columbus, the Hornell Association, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Hornell American Legion.

An avid sports fan, Casey loved rooting for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and also the New York Yankees. As a young adult he played in various men’s softball leagues, as well as a men’s flag football league. For many years, he served as a Vince Lombardi Youth Football Coach and also volunteered for decades as a Coach for the Hornell YMCA Sunday School Basketball League, at one time coaching both a boys and a girls team. He was a past board member of the Hornell Dodgers baseball team. He enjoyed attending and covering Induction Day Ceremonies each year at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. in his official capacity as Sports Director at WLEA/WCKR. Through this association, he had the amazing opportunity to meet and interview many of baseball’s biggest sports legends. He was a member of the Hornell Sports Night Committee and was honored earlier this year as the 2017 Sports Night Sportsman of the Year. He was also an avid golfer & fisherman.

In addition to his parents, Casey was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Cameron.

He was married on June 26, 1982 to the former Debra “Debbie” Brewer who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Lyndsey (Michael) Stillman of Hornell; his sons Casey Cameron Jr. of Myrtle Beach, SC and Jason Johnson (Shannon Smith) of Cohocton, NY; 2 brothers, Francis “F.C.” Cameron of Chambersburg, PA and Bruce (Ellen Stiffler) Cameron of Chambersburg, PA; 1 grandson, Aiden Miller; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Casey J. Cameron, Sr. will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with Burial in
St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Casey’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, Radnor Station Building #2, (Suite 320), 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

14 Responses to “Casey J. Cameron, Sr.”

  1. Dave Hanrahan says:

    Casey was a great man, and a life long friend. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie, and your family.

  2. Jon Benesch says:

    Debbie and Family:

    Please accept my deepest condolences at this time of terrible loss.

  3. Andy Corbett says:

    My condolences to the Cameron Family for the loss of a fine man whom I called a friend. Difficult times but strength can be found with each other’s presence and assistance. God Bless.

  4. Pete Colomaio says:

    F.C. and Bruce, My thoughts are with you at this time.

  5. Steve and Karen Saxton says:

    I will remember Casey as he was on his radio show-a great voice and sharp mind, and well versed in many subjects. I will remember him as someone who cared about his family and community.
    Karen and I love you and are praying for you, Lyndsey, and Casey Jr.

    Uncle Steve and Aunt Karen

  6. Susie Saxton Renfroe says:

    Dearest Debbie,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Casey was a good man. I love you honey. Call me if you

    want to talk. God bless you all.


    Aunt Susie

  7. Mary Ellen (Fox) Trahin says:

    So sorry to hear of Casey’s passing. He has been in our prayers since we learned of his illness. I remember him from our few visits to Hornell and became reacquainted when attending his parents funerals with my mother, his Aunt Mary Francis. His family was very welcoming and we enjoyed his stories and company very much. My husband and I hope to attend his calling if the weather permits. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

  8. Sandy Sheets says:

    I am so sorry this had to happen to such a great man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Kim Clifford Wood says:

    So sorry to hear about Casey. What a wonderful person who loved his family and his friends. He lived Hornell and he loved talking about it on his radio show. When I worked at the YMCA, I got to see him on Sunday School Basketball nights! He was dedicated to every organization, he volunteered with. My love and prayers to his beautiful wife, Debbie and his children… RIP Casey.

  10. Philip Hurd says:

    Debbie sorry to hear of Casey’s passing,I know the feeling of a lost one and pray the Lord will guide you thru all your loss, Love You.

  11. Tom Leahy says:

    I have fond memories of Casey, especially in our early days. I remember his Dad and drinking beer while putting Casy and his bothers toys together at 3am Christmas mornings. Not all turned out right. Great times in the backyard and at Loon Lake.

    We pray for strength and peace for family and friends during this very difficult time. Since we can’t be with you, we will be saying a rosary for all of you at 11am today.

    Love, Peace, and Prayers,
    Tom Leahy and Family.

  12. Brian McRoberts says:

    It is with a heavy heart that I extend
    my condolences to all of Casey’s friends and family.
    I had a true “first friendship” with Casey in the early 60’s. We were contantly getting reprimanded by the village elders, and we relished each spanking as badges of honor.
    My family has spoken of and to Casey over the years, but as life progresses we have been remiss. I really wish I had not.
    With sadness I say goodbye to Casey, and shall offer Mass for Casey next week at my home Parish.
    Brian C. McRoberts
    McBrian1234@ gmail

  13. David Griswold says:

    So sorry to hear our great friend Casey has passed. Such great memories over the years. My dad loved his devotion to sports and Hornell. A beautiful man with a big heart has moved on.We will miss that great smile.Rest in Peace my friend

  14. Virginia Carrillo says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I know that going through something emotionally painful can be worse than physical pain. Losing someone you love is one of the worst pains. There is little anyone can say or do to comfort those that mourn. The best help and comfort comes from our loving Father. Psalms 34:18 says, ” Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” He gives us true comfort and his promises give us hope for the future. My deepest condolences to the family.