Genevieve “June” D’Apice

Genevieve “June” D’Apice – (90) – formerly of 7294 North Main St. Ext., Hornell, died Saturday afternoon (March 14, 2015) at Hornell Gardens where she had resided for the past 3 years.

Born in Elmer, PA on June 3, 1924, she was the daughter of Charles & Jenny (VanPelt) Cole.

June grew up in the Canisteo – Adrian area and was a graduate of Canisteo Central School.  She had been employed for several years at the former Dunn’s Drug Store where she served as manager of the fountain.  She later worked in many capacities at Woolworth’s Department Store where she especially enjoyed decorating the Easter Candy.  June had been employed at Modern Cleaners in Hornell and for about 14 years ran the Snack Counter at the Hornell Bowl.  Most recently she helped out at D’Apice Market which was located on the corner of River St. & John St. in Hornell.

As an avid animal lover, June enjoyed feeding the neighborhood dogs & cats and also loved feeding the birds.

June was married on October 24, 1945 to Robert D’Apice who died December 2, 2008.  She was also preceded in death by 2 grandsons, Matthew Luke D’Apice and Randy D’Apice; 2 brothers, Charles Cole & Walter Cole; 3 sisters, Marie Howland, Virginia Cotton & Maple Cole.

George J. Hoeffner

George J. Hoeffner – (87) – of 6 Oak Hill St., Arkport, died early Saturday morning (March 14, 2015) at McAuley Manor, following a long illness.

Born in Floral Park, Long Island on February 22, 1928, he was the son of Phillip & Theresa (Wulforst) Hoeffner.

George has resided in the Arkport – Fremont area since the age of 13.  He was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1946).  George was a lifelong potato farmer operating (along with his brothers) Hoeffner Brothers Farms in Fremont, NY and also in Eastville, VA.   In his retirement years, George was affectionately known as “The Corn Man”, for operating a roadside stand on the Almond Road for his brother.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.  George was a deeply religious man who recited the rosary several times every day; said his daily prayers; and watched daily Mass on television.

George was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.  He loved working on jig-saw puzzles and crossword puzzles.  He also loved working outside and was meticulous about tending to his lawn & shrubberies.

He was married on November 7, 1953 to the former Lorraine Howe who died in 1989.  He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Philip Hoeffner and Robert Hoeffner; 3 sisters, Irene Briggs, Marion “Dolly” Dorfer and Theresa Hoeffner.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Roxanne (John) Andrews of Saratoga Springs, NY, Patty (Joseph) Damrath of Hornell and Theresa (Richard) Persichilli of Arkport; 3 sisters,  Helen Burke of Hornell, Emma Potter of Moore, OK and Josephine “Sis” Donahue of Rochester; 1 brother, Thomas (Ann) Hoeffner of Hornell; 5 grandchildren, Benjamin Andrews, Jonathon Andrews, Caitlin (Marty) DiPetta, Colleen Damrath and John Damrath; 1 great-granddaughter, Gracie Anna DiPetta; many nieces & nephews.

From George’s daughters, Roxanne, Patty & Theresa:  Dad spent countless hours putting puzzles together for his family & friends.  These family members and friends were a part of a puzzle that made up dad’s life.  You may never know where you fit in, but always remember that dad’s life would not have been complete without you!!

The family of George J. Hoeffner will receive friends on Tuesday 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 Wednesday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

George’s family request that memorial contributions in his 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 form.

E. Lorraine Crandall

E. Lorraine Crandall – 87 – of Green Acres Trailer Park, Hornell, died Saturday afternoon (March 7, 2015) at her home, following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on February 1, 1928, she was the daughter of Francis and Elizabeth (Malone) Barnett.

Lorraine was a graduate of Lincoln School and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1945).  She was employed as secretary to Executive Vice President at the Hornell Area Chamber of Commerce for several years.  For 28 years she was employed at Alfred State College (SUNY Alfred) as Assistant to the President, serving three presidents: David Huntington, John Hunter, and William Rezak.  She retired in 1997.

She had been a communicant of St. Ignatius Loyola Church and more recently was a member of St. Brendan / St. Jude Parish.  Lorraine had been a member and served as secretary of Women’s Council at Alfred and a member of the Alfred Association of Women and the Friends of the College Cultural Association.  She had been a member, secretary, and vice-president of the Hornell Area Arts Council, and a founder and charter president of the National Secretary’s Association (NSA), now known as International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).  She had also been a member of the Mayor’s Citizen Advisory Committee of Hornell, the Hornell Business and Professional Women, and a member of Wee Playhouse of Alfred.

Roy T. Sugden

Roy T. Sugden – (61) – of 396 Canisteo St., Hornell died Thursday evening (March 5, 2015) at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on January 30, 1954, he was the son of Howard & Clarissa “Skip” (Santon) Sugden.

Roy grew up in Hornell and attended Hornell High School and resided in Nebraska for several years, returning to Hornell in about 20 years ago.   He attended Free Methodist Church in Hornell.

Throughout the years he had been employed as a maintanance worker for several area businesses, including the Hornell American Legion and Stop N Shop. 

Rose M. Parks

Rose M. Parks – 67 – of 106 Front St., Hornell, died Friday morning (February 27, 2015) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on August 31, 1947, she was the daughter of Donald & Phyllis (Woodworth) Wyant.

Rose grew up in Hartsville and attended Canisteo Central School.  Throughout the years, Rose was employed at various businesses and for many years worked as a cashier at Smokin’ Joe’s in Hornell.

She was a former member of the Hornell VFW.  Rose enjoyed playing video poker and other games on her computer and also loved shopping.  Her greatest joy, however, was simply spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Rose was married on November 23, 1968 to Michael “Mike” Parks who survives.  Also surviving are 2 daughters, Marcy Parks of Rochester and Michelle (Scott) Eason of Hornell; 6 sisters, Mary (Joseph) Carbone of Hornell, Barbara (Raymond) Vosburg of Hornell, Bonnie (Rick) Ankenbauer of Erie, PA, Leanne McCarthy of Hornell, Judy (Brad) Okonski of Almond and Eleanor (Michael) Duffy of Hornell; 1 brother, Harold Wyant of Hartsville; 3 grandchildren, Kristi Parks, Michael Fisk and Colbie Eason; 1 great-granddaughter, Rilee Parks; her cousin, Shelly Eckrote; many nieces, nephews & cousins.

The family of Rose M. Parks will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where a Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11:00 AM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. 

Rose’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.  Memorial forms will b available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

Daniel J. Racalto

Daniel J. “Dan” Racalto – (63) – of 80 Greenwood St., Canisteo, died early Tuesday morning (February 17, 2015) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, following a Long illness.

Born in Hornell on April 1, 1951, he was the son of Angelo & Catherine (Oakes) Racalto.

Dan was a lifelong resident of Hornell, moving to Canisteo in 2013.  He was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1969).

He was employed for nearly 20 years as an Insurance Agent for Metropolitan Insurance Company (Met Life) in Hornell.  In 1989, he established Daniel J. Racalto Insurance of Hornell and has owned & operated the agency since that time.

Dan was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and had been a communicant of the former St. Ignatius Loyola Church and later St. Ann’s Church.  For many years he sang in the choir of both churches and also served as a Cantor, Eucharistic Minister and Lector.  He was a former member of the Hornell Knights of Columbus.

Having a great love of sports, Dan was a well known and respected baseball umpire in New York State and Pennsylvania.  For many years he umpired at the high school & college level and also in the Hornell Babe Ruth League.  For several years he umpired at the National Fast Pitch Softball Tournament in Elkland, PA.

For many years, Dan served as a referee for area high school football games and later for the Hornell Midget Football League where he was instrumental in the formation of the Midget League Referee Association.  Throughout the years, Dan was an avid bowler and was a member of several bowling leagues.  In his younger years, he served as a “Pin-Boy” at the former DeLuxe Lanes in Hornell.

In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Marie Racalto who died in 1972.

He was married on November 6, 1970 to the former Nancy Morse who survives.  Also surviving are his son, Daniel (Katie) Racalto of Novi, MI; his daughter Catherine “Katie” (Miguel) Herrera of Canisteo; 2 brothers, James (Dolores) Racalto of Bremerton, WA and Peter (Addie Lou) Racalto of Bath, NY; 7 sisters, Mary Hanrahan of Hornell, Joyce (Bob) Albright of Myrtle Beach, SC, Rose Marie Racalto of Oklahoma City, OK, Carol (Herman) Archunde of Newark, NY, Marianne (Mike)Matacale of Hornell, Elizabeth “Beth” (Joseph) Zaffran of Buffalo, NY and Catherine (Rick) Bergquist of Hornell; 4 grandchildren, Milly Herrera, Sophia Herrera, Angelo Herrera and Giovanni Herrera; 2 brothers-in-law;Tom (Karen)Morse, of Canisteo,NY Tim (Mary)Morse of Canisteo, NY, 4 sisters-in-law, Cheryl (Gerry) Chaffee of Canisteo, NY, Mary (Steve) Schaumberg of Canisteo, Anne Fronk of Hornell,NY , Bridget (Dave)Morse of Horseheads, NY; his mother in-law Carol Morse of Canisteo, NY  and several aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews and cousins and his  dear friend Father Paul Schnacky.

The family of Daniel J. “Dan” Racalto will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo.

Dan’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, (Suite 310) White Plains, NY 10605. or Hope Lodge American Cancer Society,  197 Summer St, Buffalo, NY 14222 or have Masses offered for the repose of his soul.   Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a form.

Anna M. LoCoco

Anna M. LoCoco – (87) – died Friday evening (February 13, 2015) at Hornell Gardens where she had resided for the past 5 years.

A native & life resident of Hornell, she was born April 21, 1927, and was the daughter of George & Anna Marie (DeStefano) LaFaro.

Anna was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1946).  She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.  She was a Life Member of the VFW Auxiliary where she served as chaplain for 10 years.  Anna had also been a member of the Maple Leaf Cootiettes, the Hornell Rebecca Lodge and the Hornell Association.  She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed playing cards.

She was married on December 27, 1947, to Joseph LoCoco who died in 1992.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Joseph LoCoco; brothers, Joseph (died 1909), Joseph (died 1918), Hugh LaFaro, George LaFaro, Dominic LaFaro, Angelo LaFaro and Joseph “Sonny” LaFaro; her sisters, Congetta France, Josephine LoCoco, Vincena Trowbridge, Teresa Nasca, Mary “Mamie” Mastriani, Catherine Wilson, Lucille Fawcett & Rose LaFaro; her son-in-law, Mickey Donahue.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Patricia LoCoco of Hornell and Belinda (John) Coleman of Hornell; her daughter-in-law, Beverly Pierce of Canisteo; 7 grandchildren, Kevin (Melissa) Hughes, Joseph Hughes, Michael Hughes, Sean Hughes, John (Elizabeth Vanhouten) Coleman II, Rachelle Carnes and Michael Hardy; 5 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Anna M. LoCoco will receive friends on Tuesday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, where funeral & committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Anna’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to St Ann’s Academy, PO Box 446, Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Hornell Gardens Activity Fund, 434 Monroe Ave., Hornell, NY 14843.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

Randy J. Harkenrider

Randy J. Harkenrider – 44 – of 427 Cleveland Ave., North Hornell, died following a brave and heroic battle with cancer.

Born in Bellevue, NE on August 30, 1970, he lived most of his life in the Hornell area.  He was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1989) and later attended Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua and also SUNY Alfred.  He also served in the US National Guard.

Randy had been employed as a Corrections Officer prior to moving to Colorado where he worked as an Electrical Foreman and Project Manager for 10 years.   He returned to Hornell in 2006 and was employed at Advanced Transit Manufacturing (ATM), as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Randy was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.  He had a genuine interest in local government and served as 3rd Ward City Alderman for several years.   He had a love of sports and was an avid Oakland Raider Football and Nebraska Football fan.   He lent his love of sports to coaching youth football in both Hornell and Colorado.  An avid outdoorsman, Randy enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Throughout the years he went on several hunting trips to places including Colorado, Canada, California and New Mexico.  He recently went on a fishing trip to Alaska.

Above all Randy enjoyed spending time with his family.  He was a very devoted husband and father. He would not miss any of Leah, Sam and Ryan’s sporting or school functions. Whenever you would see Randy you would see this fun loving, full of life guy that would do anything for anyone at any time.   His smile was contagious and brought much joy to everyone with whom he had contact.  Randy has many, many friends that will cherish the memories that were made throughout his life time.

Randy enjoyed pushing himself at various competitions.  He was a 3-time finisher of the Tough Mudder, participating in the last one while undergoing cancer treatment.  In addition to running several 5K races, Randy was proud to have taken part in the “Tillman Run” which is named after former football great, Pat Tillman, who was killed in action in Afghanistan.  He also ran this race while undergoing cancer treatment.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Samuel “Jim” Dineen along with several members of the Dineen, Harkenrider, Flint & Kull Families.

He was married on November 24, 2001 to the former Susan “Crete” Crowley who survives.  Also surviving are 2 daughters, Leah & Samantha Harkenrider; 1 son, Ryan Harkenrider; his mother, Mary Dineen; his sister, Christine (Earl) Rawleigh, niece Nikki Rawleigh, nephews Jordan and Toby Rawleigh, Joseph (Kathy) Flint, Alex, Spencer and Elliot Flint.  Also Robert (Debbie) Dineen, Katie, Megan and Linzy Dineen; his In-laws; Joseph and Janet Crowley, Robert (Tracy) Crowley, Stephen (Yvonne) Crowley, Katheen Crowley (Christopher Murtha) and nieces Mia and Kirra Crowley;  as well as many members of the Flint, Harkenrider, Dineen, Kull & Crowley families.

The family of Randy J. Harkenrider will receive friends on Thursday, February 12 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday (February 13, 2015) at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Randy’s family request that instead of sending flowers, family & friends honor his memory by making a memorial contribution in his name to the Hornell YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Pat Tillman Foundation, 217 N. Jefferson St., (Suite 602), Chicago, IL 60661.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a form.

In honor of Randy’s service to his country by serving in the US National Guard, the American Flag at the Dagon Funeral Home will be flown at half-staff.

Maureen A. Murphy

Maureen A. Murphy – 81 – of Jamestown, NC, formerly of Hornell, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday (January 18, 2015) in North Carolina, following a long illness.

Born in Waterloo, NY on October 3, 1933, she was the daughter of Harold “Jack” & Evelyn (Dunsmore) Babcock.

Maureen lived her early years in Geneva, NY before her family moved to Hornell when she was still in grade school.  She was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1951) and later earned her Associate’s Degree in Hematology from Alfred State College.  She eventually earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Empire State College.

She was employed for many years as a phlebotomist / hematologist in the laboratory department at St. James Mercy Hospital, retiring as Director of Laboratory Services.  For many years, she owned & operated Pen & Scroll Book Store on Main St., Hornell.

While living in Hornell, Maureen was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.  She was an avid Buffalo Bills Football fan and for many years was (along with her husband, John) a season ticket holder.  She has resided in North Carolina for the past 10 years.

Maureen was married to John K. Murphy who passed away in 1994.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, David Babcock.

Maureen loved her family and friends unconditionally.  She is survived by her 5 sons, Shawn Murphy of Louisville, KY, Garth (Tracey) Murphy of Jamestown, NC, David (Shana) Murphy of Hornell, Andrew (Marcia) Murphy of Baumont, CA and Matthew (Kari) Murphy of Jacksonville, NC; her grandchildren, Erin (Oliver) Masaba, Ryan Nasca, Kristen Murphy, Regan Murphy, Austin Murphy, Jakob Murphy, Ethen Murphy, Elizabeth Murphy, Shane Murphy, Connor Murphy, Tyler Johnson, Brody Murphy, Oliver Murphy and Emmit Murphy.

The family of Maureen A. Murphy will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 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 3:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

Joan M. Speca

Joan M. Speca – (81) – of 110 Elizabeth St., Hornell, formerly of Alfred, died Friday afternoon (December 26, 2014) after a long illness.

Born in Buffalo, NY on August 26, 1933, she was the daughter of Ralph & Edith (Ludwig) Slaven.

Joan grew up in Snyder, NY where she graduated from high school.  She attended Alfred State College (SUNY Alfred) and years later returned to Alfred State College to complete her education.

She was employed for about 25 years as a secretary in the Registrar’s Office of SUNY Alfred.

Joan loved to travel, enjoyed working in her flower garden and was an avid reader (mostly novels).  For many years she enjoyed going on her daily walks, long before it became fashionable.

She was married to William Speca who died in 2002.  Joan was also preceded in death by her son, James “Jamie” Speca who died in 1984 and her brother, Neil Slaven.

Surviving are 1 son, Michael (Nancy) Speca of Calgary Alberta, Canada; 1 daughter, Sharon Pierce; 1 brother, Terrence (Chris) Slaven of Phoenix, AZ; 1 sister, Mary Slaven of Buffalo, NY; 4 grandchildren, Michelle (Russ) Thomas, Sean (Lynn) Pierce, Lucas Pierce and Riley Pierce; her dear friend, Tony Hawkins; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Joan M. Speca will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY, where funeral & committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Joan’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a form.