Cian Ryan Cullen

Baby Boy, Cian Ryan Cullen, who was expected to enter this world in 3 weeks, was taken by the Angels to be with Jesus in Heaven on Sunday (July 24, 2016).

He was loved and will be sadly missed by his mother, Holly Cullen of Hornell; his father, Josh Flint of Hornell; brother, Cameron Smith; sisters, Kiara Cullen and Akasha Autumn Flint; maternal grandparents, John Cullen and Jodie Cullen, both of Hornell; paternal grandmother Donna (Clancey) Coons of Thacherville; maternal great-grandfather, Eugene LaFave; several aunts, uncles & cousins.

“Cian will remain in our hearts forever!”

 

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Mary’s Cemetery with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

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

Jane (Fouquet) Mathewson

Jane MathewsonJane (Fouquet) Mathewson – 91 – of Canaseraga, NY went to be with the Lord on Thursday (July 14, 2016).  Jane was loved and known by many for her generous heart and quick wit.  She was an inspirational woman who faced the trials in her life with a kind heart, strong mind, and brave spirit.

Jane was born in Rochester, NY on July 30, 1924, the daughter of John and Edna (Ritz) Fouquet.

In the early years, Jane worked at The Ritter Company as a tool designer while living in Rochester, NY.  She later moved to Syracuse, NY and married David Mathewson, and together they raised seven children.  Jane loved antiquing, and her passion for antiques led her to establish her own business, “Fouquet Antiques,” which she operated out of her garage in Syracuse.  Throughout the years, she also sold photo albums, portraits, and encyclopedias.  Jane enjoyed working, but she was most proud of her role as homemaker and mother.  She especially loved the summers spent at the family cottage at Point Peninsula on Lake Ontario.

Barbara L. Nye

Barbara NyeBarbara “Barb” L. Nye – 77 – of 5611 Hartman Rd., Dansville, died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon (July 11, 2016) at Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath, NY.

Born in Hornell on January 12, 1939, she was the daughter of Raymond & Clara (Sergurson) Robinson.

Barbara grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1957). Following high school, she graduated from Beautician’s School and became a licensed beautician and hairdresser. She resided in Alfred for many years and owned and operated her own beauty parlor.

Barb resided in Dansville for several years and later lived in Florida and North Carolina. While in North Carolina, she served as a Home Health Care Provider, caring for the elderly in her area. She returned to Dansville where she has lived for the past 10 years.

She had a deep love for animals and throughout the years owned and loved many pet dogs. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles.

Barb was preceded in death by an infant son and also her sister, Carol Drennan.

Surviving are 5 sons, Brian (Shelly) Robinson of San Diego, Ca, Raymond (Jennifer Lippens) King of West Almond, Jamie Nye of Goldsboro, NC, Jarad Nye of Dansville and Justin (Becky Wheeler) Nye of Wayland; 1 daughter, Deanna (Christopher) Norton of Groveland; 1 sister, Nancy (Bill) Shearer of Conesus, NY; her former husband, Dale Nye of Alfred; 17 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. She will also be sadly missed by her pet Shih Tzu, Rocky.

The family of Barbara L. Nye will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Final interment will be in Rural Cemetery.

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

Robert E. “Bob” Stewart

Robert Stewart photo_NEWRobert E. “Bob” Stewart – 78 – of 4882 Acker Road, Hornell (Town of Hartsville), died Tuesday evening (June 28, 2016) at home surrounded by his loving family.

Robert was born January 27, 1938 and was the son of Richard and Julia (Randall) Stewart.

A native and life resident of Hornell, Bob was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1955).  After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving his country from 1955 – 1959.

After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Bob worked for the Erie Railroad for several years.  In the mid 1960s, Bob began working at The Evening Tribune as a circulation director, a position he held for nearly 20 years.  For approximately 20 years, Bob and his wife, Carol, owned and operated the Sunset Inn.

Bob loved dogs and spent most of his adult life training and handling dogs for competition.  He traveled throughout the United States and Canada competing in field trials in the grouse woods and won several national championships.  During the winter months, Bob enjoyed training his dogs in Texas.  He also enjoyed fly fishing at home, as well as in Arizona and New Mexico.  Bob was an avid New York Yankees fan, and he was usually seen wearing his Yankees cap.  However, Bob most enjoyed spending time with family and cheering on his four grandsons at all of their sporting events.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Richard “Gary” Stewart.

Robert was married in 1959 to his beloved wife of 57 years, Carol Pomeroy, who survives.  Also surviving are his daughters, Kelly (Michael) Clair of Hornell and Laurie (Scott) Smith of Hornell; four grandsons, Christopher (Samantha) Clair of Canisteo, Kyle (Jessica) Clair of Hornell, Matt Smith and Luke Smith of Hornell; three great-grandchildren, McKenna Clair, and twins Benjamin and Henry Clair; sisters-in-law, Betsy Pomeroy and Margi Pomeroy; several nieces and nephews.

The family of Robert E. Stewart will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday. Burial with military honors will be in Hornell Rural Cemetery.

Bob’s family requests that memorial contributions in his name be made to Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Hornell Public Library, 64 Genesee St., Hornell, NY 14843.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a form.

To leave an online condolence or print a memorial form, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com.

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

Matthew Paul Blake

Matthew Paul BlakeMatthew Paul Blake – 32 – of Laredo, Texas went to be with the Lord on June 7, 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Erica Blake; children, Caleb Blake, Nathan Blake, & Jenasis Blake; his parents, Bruce Blake and Anna Blake; and three sisters, Jennifer Blake, Lori Lapham, and Amy Blake.

Matthew graduated from Alexander High School in Laredo, TX and went on to get his LVN.  Though his love of football was great, his love of family and people were greater.  Matthew loved making people smile and assuring that everyone was taken care of.  He did all of this on a steady diet of Totinos pizza and Twizzlers.

A Memorial Service for Matthew Paul Blake will be held Saturday, June 18th from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Fresh Start Church, 1099 Route 21 (West Main St.) in Hornell with Reverend Matthew Sassano, Jr. officiating.

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

Rose S. Conine

Rose Conine PhotoRose S. Conine – 89 – a resident of Elderwood at Hornell, formerly of 23 Adsit St. Hornell died unexpectedly Friday morning (June 3, 2016) at St. James Mercy Hospital.

Born in Hornell on July 13, 1926, she was the daughter of Angelo & Josephine (Marino) Cartella.

Rose grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1944). Throughout the years, she had been employed at various businesses including Woolworths Department Store, Corbin Wood Products and also served as a cook at the Hornell Children’s Home. For many years she owned & operated Riverside Pet Shop in Hornell.

She was a former member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. In recent years she attended the Free Methodist Church of Hornell. Rose had been a member of the Hornell VFW and also the Hornell IOOF.

Rose was and avid bingo player and, in her younger years, would play five or six nights a week. She also loved playing cards — especially euchre. She thoroughly enjoyed her Sunday Euchre Club.
She was an ardent supporter of the Fresh Air Fund hosting many children over the years.
She enjoyed trips to many locations with her senior group, once even meeting Michael Jackson.

She was married on December 30, 1958 to Clarence “Ray” Conine who died January 31, 2013. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mary Andrezzi and Angeline “Angie” Eason; 1 brother, Peter “Pete” Cartella.

Surviving are 3 sons, Alan (Becky) Conine of Rochester, Andy (Kathy) Conine of Hornell and Charlie Conine of Rochester; 1 sister, Josie Brown of Hornell; 3 brothers, Julio (Nancy) Cartella, Carl (Mary) Cartella and Francis “Lou” (Beth) Cartella, all of Hornell; 4 grandchildren, Kirsten (Evan) Cogansparger, Marissa (Ryan) Goodwin, Michael Conine and Kyle Conine; 5 great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews.

The family of Rose S. Conine will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Free Methodist Church of Hornell with Rev. Alan Bliss officiating.

Rose’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to The Fresh Air Fund, 633 Third Ave. (14th Floor), New York, NY 10017, Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

Thomas A. Rohan

Thomas Rohan PhotoThomas A. “Tom” Rohan – 85 – of 250 Grand St., Hornell, died Thursday evening (May 26, 2016) at Rochester General Hospital following a brief illness.

A native & life resident of Hornell, he was born September 3, 1930, and was the son of John & Gladys (Crosby) Rohan.
Tom attended Hornell High School but left school to join the US Army. He served his country from 1948-1950.

Following his honorable discharge from the military, Tom began working at the Erie Railroad and later the Erie Lackawanna Railroad as a “signalman”, a position he held until his retirement in 1972. After his “retirement” from the railroad, Tom worked for John Gemmell as a carpet installer.

From 1976-1997, Tom was employed at the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) as a member of the Bridge Crew. For many years he also served as a bartender at the Southside Grill and the Hornell Elks Lodge.

Tom was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and had been a communicant of St. Ignatius Loyola Church where he was a member of the St. Ignatius Choir. In recent years, he was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.

He was a 40+ member of the Hornell Elks Lodge; and several other local organizations including the Hornell Legion, the Moose, the Association and the AMVETS. As a member of the Hornell American Legion, Tom served on the Color Guard and in 1964 actually performed at the World’s Fair in New York City.

In his younger days Tom bowled and was an avid horse racing fan. He loved watching sports and was a big fan of the Yankees and Bills. He also had an endless collection of movies and memorabilia of his favorite actor John Wayne.

He was married on January 16, 1953 in Rochester, NY to the former Ann Marie Phillips who died in 2013. Tom was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Arlene Robinson and Barbara Norton; and 3 brothers, Joseph Rohan, William Rohan and Jack Rohan.

He is survived by 4 sons, Timothy (Doreen) Rohan of Rochester, Mark (Barbara) Rohan of Nashua, NH, Edward (Stacy) Rohan of Windsor, NY and Thomas (Kathy) Rohan of Mesquite, TX; 1 daughter, Michelle (Douglas) Shinebarger of San Diego, CA; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews.

The family of Thomas A. “Tom” Rohan will receive friends on Tuesday (June 7, 2016) 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 on Wednesday (June 8, 2016) at 2:00 PM at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Tom’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd., Hornell, NY 14843 Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

In honor of Tom’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.

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.