Daniel P. Kinnerney

Daniel P. “Skinner” Kinnerney – 60 – of 397 Fairview Ave., Hornell, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening (April 1, 2020) shortly after being admitted to St. James Mercy Hospital after being stricken at home.

Born in Hornell on June 1, 1959, he was the son of Edward & Lois (Ordway) Kinnerney.

Growing up in Hornell, Dan was a graduate of Hornell High School (Class of 1977).  Following high school graduation he briefly served his country as a member of the US Army.  He was employed for several years at the former Haywood-Wakefield Corporation in Hornell.  When the company moved its operation to Massachusetts, Dan decided to go along and lived and worked in Massachusetts.  Within time, he moved back to Hornell and was employed at Crowley’s until he retired.  Currently he had been working at the Fawcett Post 1582 American Legion in Canaseraga as a Bartender.

Dan was a former member of St. Ignatius Loyola Church.  In addition, he was a former member of the Hornell Elks Lodge, the Hornell Association as well as the Fawcett Post 1582 American Legion in Canaseraga.  Dan loved the outdoors enjoying fishing (lake & stream) and hunting (deer & small game). In addition, he was a proud supporter of the Hornell Red Raider Football and Basketball teams. Nothing however, could compare to the true love and dedication he carried for his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Kinnerney; his step-fathers, Arthur Emerson and Robert Elsenheimer.

Dan had been married to the former Donna Sheroshick who survives.  Also surviving is his son, Stephen (Lauren Ingalls) Kinnerney of Canisteo, his step-Son James Briggs of Hornell, his mother, Lois Elsenheimer of Hornell; his brother James Kinnerney of Arkport; 2 sisters, Kathleen (Bill) Horn of Canaseraga and Karen Bradley of Hornell; as well as his grandchildren, Kylan Kinnerney, Liam Radka, Kaela & Abigail Briggs along with several nieces and nephews.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.    A Celebration of Life for Dan will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church Street, Hornell, New York.

Dan’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

8 Responses to “Daniel P. Kinnerney”

  1. Thomas Drumm says:

    Lois, Steve & Kinnerney Family,

    I’ve know Dan since we were in grammar school. Always found him to be a real nice gentlemen, with a great sense of humor. Later years, I can attest he was the best of father’s, having worked with his son Stephen for many years. I have know all of his siblings, and would like to extend my thoughts & prayers to his entire family. God bless you all at this difficult time.

    Tom Drumm, and the Drumm family

  2. John Frungillo says:

    Skinner(AKA)”The Champ” was a very close and special friend. We attended many, many boxing events over the years including The Boxing Hall of Fame. He knew more Boxing statistics than most professional boxers. Amazing! I remember he and I went to a Roberto Duran fight in Buffalo. After the fight there was a press conference. Sports Reporters from all over the world were asking Roberto questions after his victory. Skinner ask him how his shoulder was doing. Duran said it was much better, thank you. The next day that question was the headline in all of the major newspapers… asked by a guy that worked at Crowley Dairies! I love you Champ!

  3. P Pascarella says:

    Dear Karen and entire Kinnerney Family,

    Dan, Skinner, always one of the nicest guys, and such fun to be around. Sending you all most sincere sympathy.

    Patti Pascarella

  4. Kim Clifford Wood says:

    I’m sending prayers and hugs to Skinner’s family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Seems like I was just chatting with you at the grocery store. I’ve known you forever, it seems. My brother’s neighbor and in my other brother’s wedding party. One of the nicest people I’ve known. When we lose someone from the Bloody 5th, our hearts hurt like it’s a family member and this week, our hearts are hurting. You are like family and we are sad. But, how blessed we were to know you…. Rest In Peace and watch over us all..

  5. Susan Green says:

    I had the privilege of getting to know Dan in the last few years. I am both shocked and saddened to read of Dan’s passing. My heart aches at your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  6. Joseph Bob says:

    Sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. He was a kind and genuine individual who always took the time to speak or reach out to his friends. Honored to have known him over the years and extend my thoughts, prayers and condolences to his family and friends. Another great guy taken too soon.

  7. eloise k. kernan says:

    We are thinking of you and all the family at this time in your life. Prayers go out to all of you and your family. Yes even you Karen. I know right now you are all sad but someday you will start to tell stories that happen when you were little and laugh just thinking of Dan. Or when you get out the family pictures of all of you. Sorry again.

    Weezy/Eloise k Kernan

  8. Robert J. Roberts says:

    Skinner — you will always be my Champ. You were funny, thoughtful, kind-hearted and a good friend. Gone too soon, but you’ll live forever in the memories of those who knew you. Goodbye, old buddy.