William M. Leahy

William M. “Bill” Leahy – 57 – of 3997 Fenton Ave., Greenwood, formerly of Canisteo, died Wednesday afternoon (June 19, 2019) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in Forest Hills, NY on August 12, 1961, he was the son of Bernard & Helaine (Perlman) Leahy.

Bill grew up in Stamford, CT and had resided in many locations throughout the State of Connecticut. After graduating from high school, Bill took classes at Corning Community College and also took classes at the  York State Fire Academy in Bath, NY, becoming a firefighter and EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) .  He was a veteran of the US Army, serving his country from 1985 – 1989.

For several years, Bill worked for Coleman Brothers and also Reithoffers Carnival.  He not only served as a mechanic, setting up, tearing down and maintaining the rides, but also as ride operator and truck driver for both companies.  Throughout the years, Bill had been employed as a truck driver for several trucking companies, traveling throughout the country.  He also drove for Rensenberger Trucking, transporting railroad workers.

Having a deep love of music, Bill served as the sound production engineer for several bands in Connecticut and often would travel with the bands.  For the past 16 years, he owned & operated Spectrum Entertainment providing DJ Music & Karoke for weddings and private parties.  He also enjoyed the outdoors and loved deer hunting.

For many years, Bill served as a firefighter and EMT in Connecticut, East Corning, Corning, Macedon, and Greenwood.  He had also been employed as a mechanic at Monroe Muffler in Riverside, NY.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Deborah Leahy.

Surviving are his son, Shane Davis of Greenwood and also Shane’s mother Tammy (Eric) Ford of Greenwood.

At Bill’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with final interment in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.

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

Charles E. Carmen

Charles E. “Charlie” Carmen – 76 – of 16 Ransom St., Hornell, formerly of Thacher St., Hornell, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning (June 11, 2019) at his home.

Born on April 27, 1943, he was the son of Donald & Rose (Baxter) Carmen.

Charlie resided in Cobleskill, NY for many years and has lived in the Hornell area for the past 25 years.  He had been employed as a truck driver for most of his adult life and had been employed as a delivery man for Bathrick’s Florist of Hornell.

He was a devoted member of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Arkport and was also an avid fisherman.

Charlie is survived by 2 sisters, Ella Smith and Rose Marie Carmen; his half-brother, Stewart Utter; his half-sister, Carol Acquaviva; along with many friends in the Hornell area.

At Charlie’s request there will be on 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.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Katherine A. Hoyt

Katherine A. Hoyt – 96 – of 24 Ransom St., Hornell, died early Monday morning (June 10, 2019) at St. James Mercy Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Elmira on July 8, 1922, she was the daughter of Charles & Levenia (Artlip) Krakat.  She has resided in Hornell for most of her life.

Katherine was a 1942 graduate of Hornell High School.  She had been employed for about 25 years at the former Kieser Glove Factory and later worked for the Marion Rohr Corporation for an additional 25 years.  She was a Member of Christ Episcopal Church.

She was married in 1978 to Lloyd “Chet” Hoyt who died in 1999.

Katherine is survived by several nieces & nephews; her dear friends, Mary Lou Markham & Jack Generalli along with her loving caregivers.

At Katherine’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private graveside 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. 

Katherine’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to St. Ann’s Academy, 41 Genesee St., Hornell, NY or the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.

Carl A. Mauro

Carl A. Mauro, 87, of 94 East Main Street, Hornell, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening (June 4, 2019) atSt. James Mercy Hospital.

Born in Hornell on May 6, 1932, he was the son of Dominic “Mickey” & Angela (Parrillo) Mauro.

Carl grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1950).  While in high school, he participated in all sports and was a member of the very successful 1950 Basketball Team.

Carl and Jean Paul were married on May 10, 1952. Jean passed on in 2014 after their 62 years of marriage. They have four children:  Steve, who is a mechanical engineer and served as an officer in the US Marine Corps; Carl, Jr. who has retired from the US Air Force; Mary, who has had a real estate business in Texas; and Lucy, who is a pianist and college professor.  Carl and Jean have nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He initially worked for five years for the Erie Railroad in the maintenance and switch yard departments. He also worked for Foster Wheeler Corporation in Dansville, NY for 25 years in their Dansville and Dallas, TX plants. During this period, Carl attended the State University at Alfred, Rochester Institute of Technology, and A.M.A. in New York City, for industrial engineering and management courses and certification. His positions at Foster Wheeler were in industrial engineering and plant management.

Carl moved his family to Dansville, NY, Dallas, TX and later to Williamsport, PA, where he worked for Pullman Power Corporation in engineering and plant management, producing major steel assemblies for nuclear power plants.  He also worked for Johnson Controls Corporation and Fuller Corporation and had return assignments to Foster Wheeler and Pullman Power.  Carl started his own consulting business and had a major assignment with Hoffman New Yorker Corporation of New Jersey where he designed a two-story manufacturing plant in Dushore, PA, and also helped with efficient product design and manufacturing.

During his stay in Dansville, NY, Carl was involved in village government, and he was very proud of being appointed village Water Commissioner by both the Republican and Democrat mayor.

Carl was both an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed golf.  After semi-retirement, he and his wife Jean returned to Hornell.  He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. Carl was dedicated to his entire family, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and devoted to his faith. His greatest joy was in taking care of his family and home.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Salvatore “Tootie” Mauro; 2 sisters-in-law, Marguerite Mauro and Anne Mauro; his son-in-law, Harald Strauss.

Surviving are 2 sons, Steve Mauro of Williamsport, PA and Carl Mauro, Jr. of Whitefish, MT; 2 daughters, Mary Strauss of Rockwall, TX and Lucy Mauro of Morgantown, WV; 2 brothers, Joseph Mauro of Hornell and Francis “Buzz” Mauro of Hammondsport, NY; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews.

The family of Carl A. Mauro will receive friends on Monday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 AM atSt. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Russell N. Storrs

Russell N. Storrs – 56 – formerly of 52 State St., Hornell, died unexpectedly Monday morning (June 3, 2019) in Hornell.

Born in Wayland, NY on November 14, 1962, he was the son of Harold & Loretta (Urbanik) Storrs.

Russell grew up in Conesus, NY and was a graduate of Livonia High School (class of 1982).

Throughout the years, Russell resided in many locations, including Hemlock, Springwater, Cohocton, Avoca & Prattsburgh.  He had been employed for about 4 years at Alliance Tool & Die in Honeoye Falls, NY and for about 5 years worked for ENI Corporation in Henrietta, NY, a company which makes components for computers.  He had also been employed at Philips Lighting in Bath and most recently worked in the maintenance department for Kemps Bus Company in Lakeville, NY.

Russell had a deep love and affection for music.  Music was in his blood from the time that he was old enough to play.  He was currently in a band with his brothers, Harold & Wayne called 3SB.  Russell was the bass player, lead singer and wrote & co-wrote their original music.  They all started playing many, many years ago with their father, Harold Storrs SR.  At the time of Russell’s death, the band was finalizing details of an up-coming show.  Without a doubt, music was one of the most important things in his life.

He also enjoyed “Rock Painting” and was a member of “Rockin Hornell” — a group of people that would paint rocks and place them around the community simply to brighten people’s day.  He also donated his painted rocks to the AMVETS in Hornell.

Russell had a deep love for his entire family.  His greatest joy, however, was simply being active in his children’s lives.  He loved them dearly!!

He was married on November 1, 1986 to the former Diane Shafer who survives.  Also surviving are his son, Rik (Amanda) Storrs of Hornell; his daughter, Emilee (Christopher) Canuti of Hornell; 2 sisters, Sue (Randy) Goater of Brockport, NY and Debbie Pierson of Livonia; 4 brothers, Harold (Katrina) Storrs JR of Cohocton, Wayne Storrs of Hornell, Scotty Anderz (Storrs) and Bill Storrs of Arkport; his step-grandson, Ryder Canuti; many nieces & nephews.

At Russell’s request there will be no calling hours.  A graveside service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Geneseo, NY will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Russell’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the AMVETS, Broadway Mall, Hornell, NY 14843.

Felicia J. Rohalla

Felicia J. Rohalla – 95 – of  formerly of 79 Elizabeth St., Hornell, died Sunday morning (June 2, 2019) at Elderwood at Hornell Nursing Facility where she had resided for the past two years.

A native & life resident of Hornell, she was born April 19, 1924, and was the daughter of Giacomo & Jenny (Armetta) Grillo.

Felicia was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and attended Hornell High School.  She was employed for 26 years at the former Merrill Hosiery and for 10 years at the former Huguets Textile Corporation.  She also worked at several restaurants in Hornell, including the Sun Set Inn, the Ponce DeLeon and the Big Elms Restaurant.

Felicia was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.  She was a member of the Ladies of Columbus for many years.  She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed playing the NYS Lottery.  In 1985, she was rewarded when she won $25,000.00 playing “Instant Lotto”.

She was married in 1968 to Walter Rohalla who died in 1969.  She was also preceded in death by2 brothers, John Grillo and Joseph Grillo; and two sisters, Rosemary Lombardy and Mary Diaello; 2 brothers-in-law, Tony Diaello & Donald Lombardy.

Surviving are 2 sisters-in-law, Jane Grillo of Hornell and Shirley Grillo of Belmont, NY; nieces & nephews.

The family of Felicia J. Rohalla will receive friends on Friday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at theDagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.  A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Felicia’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made toSt. Ann’s Academy, PO Box 446, Hornell, NY 14943.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

Julio Cartella

Hornell – Julio “Bozo” Cartella, 91, of Locust Drive, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning (May 28, 2019) at Elizabeth Church Manor Nursing Home in Binghamton, NY.

Born in Hornell on March 9, 1928, he was the son of the late Angelo and Josephine (Marino) Cartella.

On November 9, 1952, he was married at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Brooklyn, NY to Nancy Andreozzi.  A lifelong resident of Hornell, Julio was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and past Commander of the Hornell VFW Post 2250 and American Legion Post 440. In life, he served his community in several jobs but was best known for working for Erie Lackawanna Railroad, starting a grocery delivery business “City Delivery” with his brother Pete, and working for 34 years at the local telephone company. In December 1968, Julio was recognized as a hero for saving the life of a local youth after discovering a partially submerged car over an embankment while on a nighttime delivery for the telephone company.

Always generous and jovial, he enjoyed traveling and making friends wherever he was, his yearly excursions to Key West, camping with his family, and helping others. He will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend but most of all known as everyone’s “Bozo” for his sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by brothers Francis and Peter; sisters Mary (infant), Mary Andrezzi, Angeline Eason, and Rose Conine, and great grandson Joseph “Joey” Rymanowski.

He is survived by his loving wife Nancy of 66 years, son Angelo “Michael” (Cynthia) Cartella of Canisteo,  daughters Mary Ann (William) Valentine of Canisteo, Antoinette “Toni” (Dennis) Flint of Greenwood, and Josephine “Jo Ann” (James) Rheinheimer of Binghamton; brothers Carl (Mary) Cartella of Hornell, Francis “Butch” (Beth) Cartella of Almond;  sister Josephine “Josie” Brown of Hornell; his brother-in-law, David T. Andrezzi of Hornell; goddaughter Josephine “Joann” Kuhn of Hornell; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to specially thank the nurses and aides of Elizabeth Church Manor for the exceptional care and compassion given to Julio during his stay.

The family of Julio Cartella will receive friends on Monday 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church Street, Hornell NY.  Funeral services with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday 11:00 AM at Dagon Funeral Home with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.  Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery.

Julio had a profound love for his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Therefore, in lieu of flowers and in loving memory of Julio’s great-grandson Joey, those wishing may contribute to Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia Association (http://acdassociation.org/donate or Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia Association, c/o John Rista, Treasurer, 12115 Henderson Hill Road, Huntersville, NC

Daniel H. Hawkins

Daniel H. “Dan” Hawkins – 71 – of 146 Sutherby Ave., Hornell, NY, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon (May 27, 2019) at his home.

Born in Washington, DC on May 10, 1948, he was the son of Raymond & Margaret (Haynes) Hawkins.

Dan grew up in Adelphi, MD and attended High Point High School in Beltsville, MD.  He later received his GED at Bladensburg, MD.

For over 25 years, Dan was employed as a Union Printer for Pike & Fisher Printing in Silver Spring, MD.  For about 10 years worked in the fabricating department at West Sheet Metal in Sterling, VA.  He has resided in Hornell for the past 6 years.

Dan was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting (especially deer hunting & dove hunting) and fishing.  He also loved spending time pitching horseshoes.

Surviving are 2 sons, Daniel (Laura) Hawkins of Boyce, VA and Robert “Rob” (Laura) Hawkins of Silver Spring, MD; 1 brother, Steve (Jackie) Hawkins of North Carolina; 5 grandchildren, Heather Hawkins, Connor Hawkins, Calleigh Hawkins, Brittany Hawkins and Tommy Hawkins; several nieces & nephews.

At Dan’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.

Hazel F. Mu

Hazel F. Mu – 103 – of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Hornell, died Nov 29, 2018 following a short illness.

Born in Kent’s Store, VA on September 28, 1915, she was the daughter of Adam Liberty & Anna Mae (Grubbs) Cosner.

The oldest of 12 children, Hazel grew up on the family farm in Kent’s Store, VA and was a graduate of Columbia High School (Class of 1933).  After earning an Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia, she graduated from nursing school in Roanoke, VA.

As a Registered Nurse, Hazel served her country in the US Navy during WWII.  While serving in the Navy, she met and married Lt. C. Bernard McAllister who was a pilot with the US marines and was killed in action during WWII.

Following her honorable discharge from the Navy, Hazel moved to Hornell in 1943 where she met Salvatore F. “Sal” Mu.  They were married in 1947 and remained devoted to each other until his death on January 4, 2000 following 53 years of marriage.

While living in Hornell, Hazel was an active communicant of St. Ann’s Church where she volunteered her time helping out with various parish projects.  She was an avid golfer and was a member of the former Hornell Country Club.  Hazel enjoyed cooking and was a member of a local gourmet cooking club.  She also was an active volunteer for the Hornell American Red Cross.

In 1987, Sal & Hazel moved to Hilton Head, SC where they enjoyed the warmer weather and were able to play golf on a daily basis.  She loved working in her flower garden and for many years would take long walks on the beach — long before it was “fashionable.”  She was an active member of Holy Family and St. Gregory Roman Catholic Church.  She resided in Wilmington, NC since 2006.  While living in the Carolinas, Hazel continued volunteering her time with the American Red Cross and also enthusiastically volunteered for the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Hilton Head Island where former nurses were very much appreciated and needed.

In addition to her first husband, C. Bernard McAllister and her second husband, Sal Mu, Hazel was preceded in death by her son, C. Bernard McAllister III; 7 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Surviving are 2 sons, John Mu of Elmira and Dick (Dorie) Mu of Jacksonville, NC; 5 daughters, Anne (Steve) Miller of Cazenovia, NY, Theresa (Tom Jones) Thiel of Durham, NC, Marguerite (Larry Small) Mu of Jupiter, FL, Mary (Doug) Martin of Freeport, ME and Diane Ashby of Clarence, NY; 2 sisters, Merle C. Garner of Palmyra, Va.& Maryanne Woods of Newport News, Va. & sister-in-law Catherine (Kitty) Cosner & Elizabeth S. Cosner of Kents Store, VA;16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews.

A Private graveside service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 3:00 PM at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fremont, NY followed by a gathering of family & friends at the Hornell Golf Club.

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

Hazel’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the American Red Cross, 11371 LPGA Dr., Corning, NY 14564.

Ralph N. Allen

Ralph N. Allen – 89 – of 6501 Whitford Road, Alfred Station, died Tuesday evening (May 21, 2019) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a brief illness.

Born in North Hornell on November 2, 1929, he was the son of Harold & Jessamine (Button) Allen.

Ralph grew up in Alfred Station and attended the former Alfred Station School.  He later graduated from Alfred-Almond Central School (class of 1948).

In the years following high school graduation Ralph worked a variety of jobs including working at Stearns Poultry Farm, as a machinist at Rogers Machine Shop of Alfred and installing gas pumps & gas tanks for K & R Electric of Alfred Station.  He later was employed as a machinist for Corning Glass Works and in the custodial department at the Alfred State College of Ceramics.  For 34 years he was employed as an electrician for Alfred State College, retiring in July, 1987.

Ralph was a member of the Andover First Baptist Church and for over 60 years was a member of the Alfred Free & Accepted Masons (F&AM). He was also a lifetime member of the Alfred Station volunteer fire department.

He enjoyed spending his time outdoors. His favorite place to be was a camp the family went to in the Adirondacks for over 40 years. He was an avid hunter & fisherman who enjoyed hunting deer, turkey, rabbit & squirrel and who also enjoyed both lake & stream fishing.

In his younger years, Ralph devoted himself to the youth of the Alfred / Almond community.  For many, many years, he served as a coach in the Alfred-Almond Little League and Cinderella Softball League. For 18 years he was a coach for the Hornell Babe Ruth League and Hornell Senior Babe Ruth League. He received a certificate of appreciation for his Outstanding and Dedicated service to the Hornell Babe Ruth League. He had a deep love of baseball and was an AVID BOSTON RED SOX FAN!!

Known as a “Jack of All Trades”, Ralph loved working with his hands and especially enjoyed woodworking and making beautiful works of art out of stained glass.  For the past 22 years, during the winter months, he and his wife, Betty resided in Sebring, FL with his extended Florida family & friends.

Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Dennis “Lumpy” Allen who died in 2002.

He was married on March 20, 1949 (70 years) to the former Betty Nye who survives.  Also surviving are his son, Larry (Robin Adkins) Allen of Delmar, DE; 2 daughters, Sherry (Lloyd) Winans of Andover and Susan (Mike) Snyder of Alfred; 1 brother, Russell (Ramona) Allen of Wellsville; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews.

Ralph was a kind and gentle man that always was available to help anyone at any time. His love ran deep for his wife of 70 years, Betty Nye Allen, whom he has taken care of for years. He adored his family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family of Ralph N. Allen will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 PM at the Almond Union of Churches, Main St., Almond, NY.  A private burial ceremony will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Alfred Station, NY.

Ralph’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to The Hart Comfort House, 141 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.