Carolyn M. Penwarden

Carolyn Penwarden (Younger) Carolyn Penwarded PhotoCarolyn M. Penwarden – 79 – of West Lake Rd, Hammondsport, NY (Keuka Lake) and Bradenton, FL died Tuesday afternoon (May 17, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.

Born in Hannibal, MO on June 16, 1936, she was the daughter of William & Dorothy (Simpson) Harding SR.

Carolyn grew up in Hannibal and was a graduate of Hannibal High School (class of 1954). Following graduation from high school, she enlisted in the US Army where she served her country from 1954 – 1956. While stationed at Ft. Riley, KS she met her future husband, Brent Penwarden who was also serving in the military. They were married on May 22, 1956 while still serving in the US Army.

They resided in Buffalo, NY for several years while Brent attended the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. After serving his medical internship in the US Army at Fort Benning, GA, Carolyn & Dr. Penwarden returned to Buffalo while he served his residency at EJ Meyer Memorial Hospital from 1962 – 1965.

In 1965, they moved to Canisteo where he began his private practice and working at St. James Mercy Hospital and Bethesda Community Hospital. For several years Carolyn was a “stay at home” mom and was kept busy raising their family. In 1973, Dr. Penwarden moved his practice and family to Hornell. For the next 26 years, Carolyn helped in the daily operation of his medical office.

In recent years, Carolyn lived at their Cottage at Keuka Lake during the summer months and in Bradenton, FL during the winter. She was a member of the Keuka Yacht Club and in her younger years loved racing sailboats and in recent years simply enjoyed “cruising the lake.” Carolyn also enjoyed sewing & crocheting and in years past liked to get together with friends to do a little “clogging.” She was an avid bowler and throughout the years bowled in several bowling leagues. Carolyn and her husband enjoyed traveling and had traveled to many locations such as Spain, Scotland, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas. She had been a member of the Hornell American Legion and in recent years she had been a member of the Hammondsport Harvest Baptist Church.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Brent Penwarden who died April 26, 2010; her brothers, William Harding III and Leslie Harding.

Surviving are her children, Brent (Ann) Penwarden III of Fairport, Lynne (Bill) Cardamone of South Daytona, FL, Bronwyn Penwarden of Port Orange, FL, Alison (Joe, Jr) Frissora of Binghamton and John (Melissa) Penwarden of Enola, PA; one brother, Terry (Joanne) Harding of Connecticut; 8 grandchildren, Brent Penwarden IV, Michael Cardamone, Carolyn Grunder, Joseph Frissora III, Anthony Frissora, John Michael Frissora, Ian Penwarden and Maeghan Penwarden; several nieces & nephews.

At Carolyn’s request there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport, NY.

Friends are invited to join Carolyn’s family for a “Celebration of Life” on Saturday (May 21, 2016) at 12:00 (Noon) at the Keuka Yacht Club, 12890 West Lake Rd., Hammondsport, NY (Keuka Lake).

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

Carolyn’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the VA Hospital Activities Fund, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810.

James R. Crissy

James Crissy Photo - soft edgeJames R. Crissy – (83) of 7329 County Route 65 (North Main Street Ext.) died Thursday evening (May 12, 2016) at his home following a long illness.

Born in Rochester, NY, on January 15, 1933, he was the son of Roy & Clara (Mondzielewski) Crissy. He had resided in Buffalo, NY for many years and has lived in the Hornell area since 1961.

Jim was a Veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed for about 40 years at the former Erie, Erie Lackawanna, Conrail and D&H Railroads retiring in 1996 as an engineer.

A communicant of St. Brendan’s Church of Almond and a former member of St. Ann’s Church, Jim had served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. He was a member of the Hornell Knights of Columbus, Hornell VFW and a member of All Vets.

Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Rev. Roy Crissy; his sister, Sr. Mary Ann Crissy (Sisters of Namur); and his grandson, Alexander James Crissy.

He was married in Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, NY, to the former Sarah A. “Sally” McDonald who died January 30, 2007.

Surviving are his children, James Paul (Yonne) Crissy of Hornell, John Michael (Jean) Crissy of San Diego, Ca., Ann Marie (Mike) Liccione of Hilton, NY, Patrick T. Crissy of Ft. Myers, Fl., Sally (Dave) Young of Havelock, NC, Shannon Ajour of Fayetteville, NC, Damian (Miriam) Crissy of Jacksonville, FL, Luke (Nathalie) Crissy of Avon, NY, Therese Bly of Arkport, Jason (April) Crissy of Rochester; 3 brothers, Donald (Mary) Crissy of Buffalo, NY, William (Adrienne) Crissy of East Aurora, and Thomas D. (Margaret) Crissy of Thornton, CO; 1 sister, Mary Ann (Arthur) Prentiss of Buffalo; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

The family of James R. Crissy will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial (with Military Honors) will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 AM at St. Brendan’s Church of Almond with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, NY.

Jim’s family request that memorial contributions in his name be made to St. Brendan’s Church, 11 S. Main St., Almond, NY 14804. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a memorial form.

In Honor of Jim’s service to his country during the Korean Conflict, the American Flag at the Dagon Funeral Home will be flown at half-staff.

Edna M. Hering

Edna Hering PhotoEdna M. Hering – (71) – of 740 North Almond Valley Rd, Arkport, NY formerly of 5 Oak Hill Road, Arkport, died at her home following a long illness.

Born in Sherman, WV on June 30, 1944, she was the daughter of Jasper & Sylvia (Anderson) Bennett.

At the age of seven, Edna moved to Kendall, NY where she attended school. She resided in Waterport, NY for most of her adult life where employed as a custodian at Albion Central School and also drove school bus for the Albion School District. She has resided in Hornell since 2009.

Edna enjoyed fishing, gardening, needlepoint, playing banjo and traveling, especially to the 1000 Islands.

She was married to Harry Hering who died in 1973 at the age of 29. She was also preceded in death by 4 brothers, Elmer Bennett, Jasper “Junior” Bennett, Raymond Bennett and Charles Bennett; 3 sisters, Ruth Ann Smith, Mildred Marie Miller and Genevieve Baker; and her long time companion, Arthur Russell Williams.

Surviving are her children, Kenneth (Lynette) Hering of Albion, Edward Hering of Albion and Sherry Ann (Rick Flurschutz) Hering of Arkport; 1 sister, Wilda Fay (Andrew) Moyer of Kendall; 5 grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

At Edna’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.

Edna’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.

Jacqueline F. Dennis

Jacqueline Dennis PhotoJacqueline “Jackie” France Dennis – 72 – of 27 Ransom St., Hornell, died Tuesday morning (May 10, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a brief illness.

Born in Hornell on August 26, 1943, she was the daughter of George & Congetta (LaFaro) France.

Jackie grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and later graduated from Hornell High School (Class of 1963). In 1978 she graduated from Monroe Community College with an administrative degree and a nursing degree.

Residing in Rochester for about 27 years, Jackie had been employed as a registered nurse at St. Ann’s Nursing Facility for many years and later worked as a night nurse at the Henrietta County Jail. She later served as Nursing Supervisor at the Warsaw Hospital.

Returning to Hornell about 14 years ago, Jackie was employed as a Registered Nurse at a local Nursing Home and later in the “Grandmother Program” in the Hornell School System.

Jackie was an avid bingo player and enjoyed serving as a “caller” during the bingo games at the Hornell VFW. She had a deep appreciation of butterflies and collected anything associated with butterflies, such as jewelry, ornaments, decorations, clothing, flags, and hair accents. All-in-all she had collected thousands of butterfly artifacts during her fifty-plus years of collecting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Dennis and also by her sister, Elizabeth Vigneri.

Surviving are 1 daughter, Elia (Anthony) Santos of Acworth, GA; 1 son, George (Rachel) Dennis of Rochester; 6 grandchildren, Angela Marie (Paul Parker) DiFrancesca, Gabriella (Corey) Carnes, Ashley Dwyer, Serena Dennis, Rebecca Dennis, Anthony Dennis and; 5 great-grandchildren, Conner, Carmelo, McKenzie, Rosalina & Skyler; many nieces & nephews.

The family of Jacqueline France “Jackie” Dennis will receive friends on Monday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY, where a Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

Jackie’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. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

Richard J. Schieder

Richard Scheider PhotoRichard J. “Dick” Schieder – (90) – of 79 Genesee St., Hornell, died Sunday morning (May 8, 2016) at his home following a long illness.

A native & live resident of Hornell, he was born September 3, 1925, and was the son of George & Agnes (Lang) Schieder.

Dick was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1943). He had been employed as an accountant at the Erie Accounting Bureau for over 20 years, retiring in 1968.

At the tender age of 40, Dick decided to continue his education, enrolling at Alfred University, majoring in Art. Following graduation, he continued his post-graduate work at Alfred, earning his teaching degree.

Dick was employed as administrator for the Hornell Area Arts Council for 2 years and also served as a substitute school teacher for several years.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. He was a former member of the Carducci Lodge (Sons of Italy), Hornell Lions Club, Hornell Association, Knights of Columbus and Hornell Moose Lodge. Dick possessed a genuine love of music and was the author of many songs. He was an avid glass collector, gardener and enjoyed painting.

Dick was married in 1972 to the former Josephine Trentanelli who died February 16, 2005. He was also preceded in death by 7 brothers & sisters.

Surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins & in-laws.

At Dick’s request, there will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery.

Dick’s family request that in lieu of flowers, family & friends remember him by having Masses celebrated in his name at St. Ann’s Church, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, NY 14843.

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

Thomas R. LaClair

Thomas R. “Tom”  LaClair – 68 – a resident of Elderwood at Hornell (formerly McAuley Manor) died Monday morning (April 25, 2016) following a long illness.

Born in Rochester, NY, on April 1, 1948, he was the son of Gerald & Doris (Campbell) LaClair.

Tom lived in Fairport in his younger years and throughout the years resided in several locations, including Athens, PA, Bennington, NY, Attica, NY and Hornell.

He was a deeply religious person and had been a member of the Methodist Church.  He will be missed by his many friends at Elderwood at Hornell.

Surviving are 3 brothers, Gerald LaClair of Rochester, Donald LaClair of Newport Richie, FL and James LaClair of Palmyra, NY; 2 nephews, John LaClair and Jesse LaClair.

At Tom’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.

 

 

Cheryl A. Green

Cheryl Green Photo #2Cheryl Ambrose Green – 67 – of Hornell, died Sunday afternoon (April 24, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a long illness.

Born in Sewickley, PA on July 27, 1948, she was the daughter of Richard & Mary (Goode) Ambrose.

Cheryl grew up in Aliquippa, PA and was a graduate of Hopewell High School (class of 1966). Following high school, she graduated from Beaver County Community College in Freedom PA and later received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Piedmont Bible College in Winston-Salem, NC.

Serving as a volunteer in the V.I.S.T.A. program (the domestic version of the Peace Corp), Cheryl was assigned to Hornell in 1970. She had been employed briefly at Crowley Dairy in Arkport and also at the Hornell March of Dimes or Hornell. Cheryl began working at the Hornell Housing Authority in July 1980 as a temporary employee and became a permanent employee in November of 1981. She retired from her position as Tenant Relations Assistant in July 2013.

Cheryl was an active member of the United Presbyterian Church where she served in many capacities, including Deacon and office volunteer. She was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking and loved rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Team.

She will be remembered as a woman who loved helping anyone in need, whether it be family or friend. CHERYL WAS THE ROCK ON WHICH HER FAMILY STOOD!

Cheryl was married on March 30, 1985 to Fredrick Green who died November 23, 2001.

Surviving are her sister, Alice (Michael) Nestor of Aliquippa, PA; her brother, Richard (LeAnn) Ambrose of Evans City, PA; her in-laws, Timothy & Mary Green of Wesley, MA and Katherine Green of Hornell; several nieces, including Mary Nestor of Aliquippa, PA; and will be sadly missed by her dear friends, Paul Virgo, Eileen Hamelin, Gary & Kathy Foster, all of Hornell along with her “four legged boy, Cooper.”

The family of Cheryl Ambrose Green will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. Funeral & committal services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM at the Hornell United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Katherine Griffis officiating. Burial will be in Sylvania Hills Cemetery, Rochester, PA.

Cheryl’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd., Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a memorial form.

Henry Schlossberg

Henry Schlossberg PhotoHenry Schlossberg – 92 – of Arkport, formerly of North Hornell, died, early Sunday morning (April 10, 2016) at St. James Mercy Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Brooklyn on June 30, 1923, he was the son of Abe and Ida (Gassner) Schlossberg.

Henry grew up in Brooklyn, a graduate of Tilden High School, where he met Libby Ginsburg in what she described as a “Harry met Sally” moment. He was a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, selling hot dogs at Ebbets Field from a young age.

He and Libby, along with two children, moved to Hornell in 1953, where he established and managed Marion Rohr Manufacturing Corp for 40 years. He then worked as the payroll manager for Covered Wagon Tours until his death.

An accomplished pilot from age 23, he later became a flight instructor and was awarded by the FAA and the AOPA for his lifetime perfect safety record. With then Hornell doctor B.J. McClanahan, in the late 60s, he co-founded the American Bonanza Society—today the world’s largest private flying organization.

Henry was a boating instructor with the Power Squadron and was also fond of ballroom dancing, skiing, boating, horseback riding, and SCUBA; coaching and encouraging his children, grandchildren and many of their friends in these and other sports.

A member of Hornell’s Temple Beth-El, he supported many charitable organizations around the area, including volunteering for the Civil Air Patrol and giving rides in support of “Airport Days” in Hornell and Dansville. He was instrumental in persuading 1970’s Governor Nelson Rockefeller to visit and spend funds improving Hornell’s airport.

Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Libby, who was always a willing partner in his flying adventures. A longtime lover of big band music and jazz, their marriage in December, 1944 in Brooklyn, was attended by renowned Cantor/Singer Richard Tucker and the Andrews Sisters.

Henry is survived by daughters, Sandra Messing, formerly of Rochester, NY, Maddy (Richard) Lawler, of East Hampton, NY, and son William (Robin) Schlossberg of Stamford, CT; four grandchildren, Risa (Ryan) Milne, Adam (Anna) Lawler, Lisa Lawler, and Daniel Schlossberg; and three great-grandchildren, Amelia Milne, Max Milne, and Reagan Lawler.

In addition to his wife, Libby, Henry is also pre-deceased by three sisters, Lillian Pearl, Renee Mish, and Ruth Oshins from the New York City area; and by several nieces and nephews with whom he was very close.

The family of Henry Schlossberg will receive friends on Tuesday (April 12th, 2016) from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church Street, Hornell. Henry will be interred at a private ceremony alongside Libby, at Beth-El Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Henry’s family request that memorial contributions in his name be made to Temple Beth-El, PO Box 488, Hornell, NY, 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a memorial form.

In recognition to Henry’s service to his country during WWII, the American Flag at the Dagon Funeral Home will be flown at half-staff.

Joanne M. Daniels

Joanne Daniels PhotoJoanne M. Daniels – (85) – of 345 Cleveland Ave., North Hornell, died Friday evening (April 1, 2016) at McAuley Manor where she had resided for the past seven months.

Born in Olean on September 16, 1930, she was the daughter of Bernard & Mary Agnes (Casey) Gibbs.

Joanne resided in Bolivar and Wellsville before moving to Hornell. She was a graduate of Wellsville High School, St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Elmira, Nazareth College of Rochester and St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO where she received a Masters Degree in Nursing Education.

She did private duty nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital, both in Rochester, and worked as Educational Director at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing and Assistant Administrator at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. Joanne also served as staff nurse and Assistant Director of Nursing at Jones Memorial hospital in Wellsville. In 1966, she began teaching nursing at SUNY College of Technology at Alfred. In 1979, she was selected for inclusion in two reference journals, “The World Who’s Who of Women in Education” and “Notable Americans.” They each contained biographical information on achievements of prominent educators. Along with her co-author, Loretta Smith, she wrote a math text for nurses, “Clinical Calculation, A Unified Approach.” She retired in 1991.

Joanne was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. She served on the
St. Ann’s Parish Council; served on the Thanksgiving Appeal Committee; sang in the choir; assisted with sacristan duties; and volunteered her time with the basic upkeep and maintenance of the church. She loved golfing and was a member of Twin Hickory golf Club.

She enjoyed volunteer work, especially delivering Meals-On-Wheels, traveling with her husband to Florida where she spent her winters with her family who lived there.

Joanne was married at Immaculate Conception church in Wellsville on April 16, 1966 to Angelo A. Daniels who died February 4, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Robert Gibbs and Bernard Gibbs; her sister, Patricia Gibbs Graves.

Surviving are her sister, Constance (William) Garvey of Orlando, FL; her nieces, Cynthia (Michael) Nicoloff, Diana (Michael) Jackson, Sheila (Mark) Brandes, all of Florida, LiLynn Graves, Kurt Graves, Jeffrey (Angie) Graves, Bernard Graves, Dennis (Debbie) Gibbs, Gail Quinn; several cousins and other nieces & nephews.

The family of Joanne M. Daniels will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. 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.

Joanne’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to St. Ann’s Church, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a memorial form.

George E. Wellington

George Wellington PhotoGeorge E. Wellington – 76 – of 42 Fulton St., Hornell, died early Friday morning (April 1, 2016) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, NY, following a brief illness.

Born in Hornell on July 5, 1939, he was the son of Frank & Geraldine (Partridge) Wellington.

George grew up in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1957). From 1960-1969 he was employed as a mechanic at the former Russ Davis Ford Garage in Hornell. In 1969 he began working as a mechanic at the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), retiring in 2001. Throughout the years, George continued his education by taking classes at the Wellsville Campus of Alfred State College. For many years, he served as a part time bartender at the former Big Elms Restaurant.

He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Hornell Elks Lodge and also a member of the Hornell Sportsman’s Club. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting — especially deer hunting. One of his fondest memories was taking a trip to Montana where he went Big Game Hunting.

George enjoyed watching sporting events especially NFL Football. He also loved rooting for his beloved Hornell Red Raiders. Another fond memory was working as a mechanic for two weeks at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid.

He was married on October 13, 1962 to the former Carol Fawcett who died September 10, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Francis Wellington who was killed in action during WWII; 2 sisters, Lois Lisi and Ruthie Stewart.

Surviving are his daughter, Kim (Will) Schmitt of Hornell; 1 brother, Leon Wellington of Arkport; 3 grandsons, Andrew (Sally) Schmitt of Arkport, Brian (Kate) Schmitt of Canisteo and Kyle (Christy Dodd) Schmitt of Hornell; 1 great-granddaughter, Cora Schmitt; his “cousin”, Margie (Mark Van Durme) Terry along with Ryan & Sean Terry; several nieces, nephews and in-laws.

The family of George E. Wellington will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fremont, NY.

George’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell Sportsman’s Club, PO Box 301, Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a form.