Elizabeth “Betty” McKinley

 

Hornell, New York

Elizabeth S. “Betty” McKinley – (93) – formerly of Rockwell St., Hornell, died Tuesday afternoon (January 17, 2017) at Unity Hospital in Rochester, following a brief illness.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Norma L. Fox

Norma Fox PhotoNorma L. Fox – 82 – of 215 West Washington St., Bath, NY died Saturday morning (December 31, 2016, at her home, following a long illness.

Born in Westfield, PA on December 27, 1934, she was the son of James & Margaret (Parker) Lewis.

Norma grew up in Westfield, PA and was a graduate of Harrison Valley High School (class of 1952).

A resident of the Bath area for nearly 60 years, Norma had been employed as a sales clerk at the former Harold’s Army-Navy Store in Bath. She had been a member of the Bath VFW Auxiliary, the Hammondsport American Legion and the Hornell AMVETS. Norma was an avid NASCAR fan and loved rooting for her favorite driver, Jeff Gordon.  She enjoyed needlepoint and watching television with her cat, Toby — especially the Hallmark Channel.

Norma was married on October 25, 1963 to Lyle G. Fox who died August 24, 2007. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Donald Lewis and Harold Lewis. 1 sister, Evelyn Allen.

Surviving are 1 son, Richard (Deanna) Fox of Bath; 1 daughter, Mildred “Chip“ Johnson of Bergen, NY; 2 sisters, Mary Potter of Westfield, PA and Virginia (Harold) Alexander of Wellsboro, PA; 10 Grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

At Norma’s request there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a date and time to be announced.

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

Norma’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Shelton A. Lawrence

Shelton A. “Punk” Lawrence – 79 – of 8412 County Route 48 (Oak Hill Rd.), Arkport, died early Monday morning (December 26, 2016) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, following a long illness.

Born in North Hornell on June 24, 1937, he was the son of Arnold & Katie (Kimble) Lawrence.

Punk was a lifelong resident of Arkport and resided his entire life on the Lawrence Family Farm. He was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1955).

For the majority of his life, Shelton was active in the operation of the Lawrence Family Farm, a dairy farm in Arkport established by his grandfather and remained a family owned business through five generations. He stayed active in the business until he was forced to “slow down” due to ill health about 18 months ago. Throughout the years, Shelton enjoyed the farming life and also loved working on the farm equipment.

Shelton was preceded in death by his son, Scott Lawrence; 1 brother, Herman “Donald” Lawrence; 1 sister, Phyllis Hoyt.

He was married on December 3, 1960 (56 years) to the former Barbara Glover who survives. Also surviving are his son, Joseph Lawrence of Arkport; his grandson, Blake (Crystal Caldwell) Lawrence of Arkport; 2 sisters, Sandra Lawrence of Arkport and Violet (Don) Lang of Arkport; several nieces & nephews.

At Shelton’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.

Wilhelmina M. “Billie” (Erdin) Dunkley

Wilhelmina Dunkley PhotoWilhelmina M. “Billie” (Erdin) Dunkley – 73 – of 276 Knollwood Road, Arkport, died Monday  (December, 26, 2016) at her St. James Mercy Hospital following an  illness.

She was born in Paterson, NJ on October 31, 1943 to the late Anna Marie Mayer.

Wilhelmina grew up in Paterson and attended St. Joseph High School (class of 1959).  After graduation, Billie moved to Rochester, NY, where she was employed for about 20 years at the Eastman Kodak Company as a payroll clerk.  She then became the City Clerk for the City of Rochester until her retirement in 2005.  Billie lived in Rochester for most of her adult life until moving to the Arkport area about four years ago to be closer to family.

Lovingly referred to as the “Garage Sale Queen” by her family, Billie loved visiting and collecting items from garage sales.  She would even find treasures along the roadside to add to her collection and sell on eBay.  Billie especially loved collecting Fenton glass and jewelry.  She also enjoyed playing BINGO, and, when unable to attend BINGO games, she would play slots and BINGO on the computer.

Billie was married to John Dunkley, who survives.

In addition to her husband, John, Billie is survived by her son, Andrew (Juliann) Erdin of Arkport; four grandchildren, Crystal (Jason) Reeves or Arkport; Samantha (Zach) Billings of Hornell; Laurie Herold of Hornell; and AJ Erdin of Arkport; 7 great-grandchildren, Sania Diaz, Alex Diaz, Ruben Diaz, Dominic Hess, Timothy Conley, Anna Hess, and Brian Hess.

At Billie’s request, there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Funeral services are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Billie’s family requests that memorial contributions in her name be made to ­­­­­­­­­­­­­the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.  Click here to print a Memorial Form.

Frederick C. Campbell

Frederick Campbell PhotoFrederick C. “Fred” Campbell – 89 – of 335 Cleveland Ave., North Hornell died early Saturday morning (December 17, 2016) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in the Town of Hornellsville on September 5, 1927, he was the son of Mason & Beatrice (Hulbert) Campbell.

Fred grew up in South Hornell and was a graduate of Canisteo Central School (class of 1945). He was a veteran of the US Army, serving his country from 1946 – 1947, shortly following the end of World War II. As a member of the 2nd Battalion of the 19th Infantry, Fred served with Signal Corp as a switchboard operator, making sure that all calls came in and went out without problems. As part of his duties, Fred would search for members of the Japanese Military (many of whom were hiding in caves) and inform them that the war had ended and that they could return to their homes & families. He was awarded the WWII Victory Medal along with the Army Occupational Medal, Japan.

Following his honorable discharge from the US Army, Fred returned to the Hornell area and never left — not even for vacations or to travel with his family. He simply never left the Hornell area for any reason.

Fred studied to be an electrician and served his apprenticeship with Wilbur Glover Electric. After becoming a licensed electrician, Fred established Campbell Electric which he owned & operated for about 40 years. He retired in 1989 and his son, Fred JR took over the business.

Throughout the years, Fred enjoyed gardening and raising vegetables in his back yard. He took great pride in supplying the Village of North Hornell residents with fresh vegetables. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting & fishing with his sons. He enjoyed being “one with nature” and watching his array of colorful birds.

He was married on August 29, 1951(for 65 years) in St. Ann’s Church to the former Joanne Sydelko who died September 27, 2016. Fred was also preceded in death by his parents, Mason & Beatrice; his brothers, Richard Campbell, Mason Campbell, JR, Norman Campbell and Donald Campbell; his sisters, Irene Pryor and Norma Smith.

Surviving are 1 daughter, Sue Moster of Sunrise, FL; 3 sons, Fred (Laurie) Campbell of Canisteo, Mike (Carolin) Campbell of Hornell and Jim (Kim) Campbell of Alfred Station; his sister, Mary Blake of Palmyra; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; several nieces & nephews.

At Fred’s request there will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Fred’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dep’t 300, Memphis, TN 38148.

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

Francis G. “Fran” Oakden

Francis G. “Fran” Oakden – 66 – of 7914 State Route 36, Arkport, formerly of Hornell, died early Wednesday morning (November 30, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.

Born in Tuscarora, NY on October 29, 1950, he was the son of Hollis & Flora Oakden.

Fran grew up in the Corning & Addison areas and attended school at Elmira Southside. He was a veteran of the US Army (1967-1974), having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He had been employed as a mechanic at Morrison-Knudsen Corporation (M-K) for many years.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Oakden.

He was married to the former Burglind “Brook” Clancy who survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Julie Oakden of Arkport; 2 sons, Jason Oakden of Nevada and Casey Oakden of Hornell; 1 brother, Larry Oakden; 3 sisters, Sue McCain, Shirley Plaisted and Joan Bates;
2 grandchildren, Kaitlyn Gallese and Collin Gallese; several nieces & nephews.

At Fran’s there will be no calling hours or services.

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

Josephine (Roselli) Stickles

JJosephine Stickles photo.jpgosephine Stickles – (98) – of 95 Elizabeth St., Hornell, died Tuesday afternoon (November 30, 2016) at Hornell Gardens, following a brief illness.

Born in Hornell on March 30, 1918, she was the daughter of Frank & Mary (Matrichiano) Roselli.

Josephine grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School. She had been member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of both St. Ann’s Church and
St. Ignatius Loyola Church.

Throughout her life, Josephine had been employed as a waitress at several restaurants in the area, including the Ponce DeLeon, Sherwood Hotel, Johnnie’s Ristorante and the Arkport Inn.

She was married in 1937 to Robert Stickles who died August 23, 1986. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Anthony “Cappy” Roselli, John Roselli, Charles Roselli; and her sister, Anne Eveland.

Surviving are several nieces & nephews.

At Josephine’s request there will be no calling hours. Family & friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday at 2:00 PM at The Main Place (formerly Knights of Columbus), 251 Main St., Hornell, NY with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Final interment will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery.

Josephine’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to
St. Ann’s Academy, PO Box 446, Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd., Hornell, NY 14843.

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

Gerald “Jerry” FitzGerald

Jerry FitzGerald PhotoGerald M. “Jerry” FitzGerald – 88 – of 90 ½ Elm St., Hornell, died early Sunday morning (November 27, 2016) at the Bath VA Hospital following a long illness.

A native & life resident of Hornell, he was born February 6, 1928 and was the son of Michael & Johanna (Schreck) FitzGerald.

Jerry attended St. Ann’s School and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1946). He was a veteran of the US Army, serving his country from 1946 – 1948. While in the Army, he was stationed in Korea (prior to the Korean Conflict).

He was employed for about 20 years as a welder at Foster-Wheeler Corporation in Dansville, retiring in 1986. Following his “retirement” Jerry worked as a welder at Morrison-Knudsen (M-K) in Hornell for about 2 years. For many years, he served as a “jack of all trades” at the Hornell Knights of Columbus and was in charge of many functions of the club, including basic maintenance, setting up for parties and ordering supplies such as food and bar products. He kept the K of C running like a well oiled machine!

Jerry was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church where he served as an usher for many years. He was a member of the Hornell Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH).

He was preceded in death by 6 sisters, Josephine FitzGerald, Mary Grieve, Alice Scott, Catherine “Cate” FitzGerald, Virginia FitzGerald and Eleanor FitzGerald; 2 brothers, Maurice FitzGerald and Francis FitzGerald.

Jerry was married on April 26, 1958 to the former Josephine Piano who survives. Also surviving are 1 son, Michael (Donna) FitzGerald of Walthan, MA; 1 daughter, Susan (Jose) Cruzado of Hornell; 3 grandchildren, Anderson Cruzado, Leidy Cruzado and Francy Cruzado; several nieces, nephews & cousins.

At Jerry’s request there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

Jerry’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to St. Ann’s Academy, PO Box 446, Hornell, NY 14843.  Click here to print a memorial form.

In recognition of Jerry’s service to his country as a member of the US Army, the American Flag at the Dagon Funeral Home will be flown at half-staff.

James E. Kruzinski

Jim Kruzinski PhotoJames E. “Jim” Kruzinski – 78 – of Edgeview Estates, Hornell died Sunday evening (November 20, 2016) at St. James Mercy Hospital while holding the hands of his daughter, Wendy Sue and son-in-law, Keith Drury.

Born in Toledo, OH on March 9, 1938, he was the son of Ervin & Louise (Abriel) Kruzinski. He has resided in the Hornell area for 30 years.

He served in the US National Guard in a tank battalion; the US Army as a MP; and in the US Air Force as a Drill Instructor. He was proud to have served in the Special Air Command (SAC) during the Cold War. Jim was honored to have met and to shake the hand of President John F. Kennedy (JFK) and often talked about it to his many friends.

Jim lived a long and interesting life. For 12 years, Jim served as Park Manager of Edgeview Estates. Before becoming Park Manager of Edgeview Estates, Jim was an awarded Professional Truck Driver for Air Products & Chemicals of Rochester, NY with over 2 ½ million miles accident free. He would rightly boast “I’ve got more miles backing up than you’ve got going forward.”

Jim was a “regular” at the Texas Café in Hornell and considered the staff family. He would often give directions, totally by memory, to anywhere in the United States that a person wanted to go. He was very proud of all of his accomplishments.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Patricia A. Kruzinski.

Jim was married on August 24, 1996 to the former Grace Phinney Shiloh who survives. Also surviving are the youngest of his three children, his daughter (his little girl) Wendy Sue (Keith) Drury of Hornell; 2 sons, Mark James Kruzinski and Scott Michael Kruzinski; his beautiful granddaughter, Zoie Jewel Arcarisi; his great-granddaughter, Sadie Rae; his brother, Donald Kruzinski; and “last but not least” his sweetheart, Erin Rauber; as well as several other grandchildren.

At Jim’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

Jim’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd., Hornell, NY 14843.

In recognition of Jim’s military service, the American Flag at the Dagon Funeral Home will b flown at half-staff.

Virginia “Ginny” Argentieri

Virginia Argentieri PhotoVirginia L. “Ginny” Argentieri – (91) – formerly of 1130 Airport Road, Hornell, and a former resident of Updykes’s Willow Ridge Nursing Facility died Sunday evening (November 20, 2016) at Elderwood at Hornell Nursing Facility where she had resided for the past 2 ½ months.

Born in Birdsall, NY on April 27, 1925, she was the daughter of Harry & Pearl (Strong) Leith and the step-daughter of Lee Ellis.

Ginny spent her early years in North Almond Valley, moving to the Arkport area at the age of twelve. She was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1942) and later graduated from the former Hornell Business School.

She was employed for about 5 years as a key punch operator for the Hornell Erie Accounting Bureau where she met her future husband, Robert “Bob” Argentieri. Ginny was also employed for many years as a sales clerk at the former McBride’s Clothing and later as a receptionist & secretary at the St. Ann’s Parish office. For several years she worked as a receptionist in the Physical Therapy Department of St. James Mercy Hospital.

Ginny was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.

She was married on September 1, 1947 to Robert J. “Bob” Argentieri who died May 10, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Francis Leith and Arthur Leith.

Also surviving are 2 sons, Robert (Anne) Argentieri of Holmes, NY and Jeff (Liz) Argentieri of Groveland, NY; 6 grandchildren, Sam (Kim Haller), Peter, Nellie, Danielle, Nicholas & Morgan; 1 great-grandson, Julian; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family of Virginia L. “Ginny” Argentieri will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saturday at 12:00 (Noon) at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Ginny’s family request the memorial contributions in her name be made to St. Ann’s Academy, PO Box 446, Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6932 Arlington Road (2nd Floor), Bethesda, MD 20814. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

Ginny’s family would also like to thank the wonderful staff both Updyke’s Willow Ridge Nursing Facility (where she resided for 2 ½ years) and the staff at Elderwood at Hornell Nursing Facility (where she resided for 2 ½ months) for the excellent and loving care that she received during her final years on earth.