James A. “Jim” Soukup

James A. “Jim” Soukup – 68 -of 8521 Canfield Rd, Cohocton, (Haskinville — Town of Fremont) died Friday afternoon (February 21,2020) at his home after a long illness.

He was married on October 17, 1979 to the former Mary Wornoff who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Tiffany (Christopher) Soukup-Brader and Laura (Paul) Shephard of Hornell; two brothers William (Josephine) Soukup of Bedford, OH, Gary Soukup of Ashtabula, OH; 1 sister Joyce (Gary) Garbas of Columbus OH; 1 granddaughter, Brooklyn Shephard; several nieces & nephews.

Due to the recent health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, friends are encouraged not to attend calling hours or funeral services for James “Jim” Soukup.  Instead, please view the Memorial Service which will be steamed via Facebook Live and can be viewed on the Dagon Funeral Home Facebook page on Saturday at 5:00 PM by visiting www.facebook.com/dagonfuneralhome.  The video will remain available for viewing on our Facebook page for 30 days. 

Jim’s family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made either to the family or Hornell Concern for Youth, 76 East Main St., Hornell , NY 14843 or a charity of the donor’s choice.




4 Responses to “James A. “Jim” Soukup”

  1. Richard and Christine Brader says:

    Mary, we are so sorry for the loss of your friend and husband, our hearts just break for you, may you find comfort in knowing that you loved and sacrificed unconditionally for your Jim and you were the best wife and caretaker a husband could ever ask for. We are so proud of how you ministered and cared for him right up to his last labored breath, I am sure it was a comfort for him to have you by his side as he was entered into heavenly peace.
    Tiffany, this is such a difficult time for you and we truly hurt for you. We respect you for how you always stayed in touch with your folks even when you were miles away and you brought your parents joy and laughter with your whimsical ways. You are a wonderful daughter and I am glad you can be with your mom now to bring her comfort. You make us so very proud.
    Laura, we are so proud of how you care for your parents and the joy you brought your dad and mom with blessing them with grandkids and grandogs, he was so proud of you.
    Jim will always hold a special place in our hearts, his love for his family and friends touched us deeply. We loved his stories and sense of humor and he never complained even as he suffered from a terrible disease, he was a fighter. He was so proud of his daughters, Tiffany and Laura, and his son-in-laws, Chris and Paul. Farewell our friend, we will miss your wit, sarcasm and joy for life.

  2. Nancy Wornoff says:

    My heart is with all family but especially my sis, Laura and Tiffany.
    Jim will be fondly remembered by me for always calling me ………won’t say it here:) Also just always being there . Memories flood my mind of the Chesterland days, going out for dinners then of course moving to New York state and visiting regularly while the girls were growing up. Rest In Peace Jim. Forever remembered- forever loved.

  3. Ginny & Brian Martin says:

    From the Martin’s and the Erie Line Family we extend our deepest sympathy to the friends and family of “JS”. Jim was a true legend in the antique world with his willingness to share his vast knowledge. For many years he spent countless hours at the store and was a constant support to Ginny and the staff. His friendship has been an inspiration to many in the business and his loss is noticed across the industry. His love of the business was contagious and an inspiration to many a customer and fellow “picker”. Many customers come into the store and offer stories about their dealings with Jim. They are truly thankful for their experiences. The influence of “JS” to the Erie Line Family will never be lost since so many of his teachings are in constant use by those he inspired. Both customers he dealt with and members of the trade could count on him for a fair and truthful opinion on almost any area of the antique business.
    As a personal note Ginny and I miss our “brother from another mother”.
    We love you like a brother.
    RIP our friend!
    Ginny and Brian Martin

  4. Al and Nola Funk says:

    Jimmy- You were more than a friend, you were family. The kindness, humor and generosity you gave to us and our whole family meant so much to us. Thank you. You’ll be in our thoughts always. -Nola & Al