Frederick W. Coogan

Frederick W. “Fred” Coogan – 63 – of 6608 Beecher Road, Hornell, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning (August 21, 2019) at his home.

Born in Hornell on September 28, 1955, he was the son of Ralph & Pearl (Clark) Coogan.

Fred grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1973).

A resident of the Hornell area for most of his life, he owned and operated Fred Coogan Demolition & Construction.  He was an expert in explosives and was licensed to demolish buildings with the use of dynamite.  During his career, Fred was responsible for demolishing the Hornell Universalist Church on Church Street along with demolishing many homes and buildings, clearing the way for the St. James Mercy Hospital Expansion Project in the early 1990’s.  He was also a talented carpenter who built and remodeled many homes in the area.

Fred was raised Catholic and had been a member of St. Ann’s Church.  He loved the outdoors and truly enjoyed spending time with friends boating & skiing on Conesus Lake.

Surviving are his fiancé, Diane Edwards; his brother, Ralph James “Jim” (Judy) Coogan of Conesus Lake; his sister, Teresa Jaycox of Almond; his nieces & nephews, Andrea Carty, Jamie Scalise, Tammy Hurlburt, Toni Boglev & Justin Jaycox; Diane’s children, Elaine Melkioty, Kristina Rischar, Megan Melkioty, Daniel Edwards & David Edwards; along with several cousins.

A special “Thank You” to his cousins Joseph, Brenda, Sherri, and Jacqueline who meant so much to him.

At Fred’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. 

Fred’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY  13790 in honor of his mother Pearl Coogan.

4 Responses to “Frederick W. Coogan”

  1. Kim Clifford Wood says:

    So sorry to hear about Fred’s passing. Sending prayers and sympathy to his family and friends. Rest In Peace Fred….
    Classmate From the Class of 1973

  2. Maureen Edwards says:

    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon his face.
    May Fred’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
    Rest In Peace Fred.

  3. Gary-Phyllis Ordway says:

    when my brother-in-law Pete Galbo called us with the news of cousin Fred’s departure it was difficult to hear. We hadn’t seen Fred in a few years as we live in California.
    Fred visited us years ago when we were finishing the interior of our newly constructed home and helped us out when he was here.
    We’ll always remember his smile and “easy-going” ways

    We send our prayers, love, and encouragement to all of our wonderful family.

    Gary & Phyllis

    The Lord Jesus loves you all. May the comfort of the Holy Spirit bring you peace and hope.

  4. Judy Notz says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of a great guy that I have known since high school. RIP Fred , thoughts and many prayers for the family and friends, he will be missed.