Shelly Haynes, JR

Hornell, New York

Shelly Haynes, JR – 65 – of 71 Church St. Court, Hornell, died unexpectedly Friday evening (February 16, 2018) at his home.

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

Richard G. Norton

Richard G. “Dick” Norton – 89 – of 1190 County Route 66, Hornell died Thursday evening (February 15, 2018) at Elderwood at Hornell, following a brief illness.

Born in Franklin, NY on April 24, 1928, he was the son of Merritt & Edna (Nelson) Norton.

Dick grew up in South New Berlin and was a graduate of South New Berlin High School (class of 1945). While in high school, he excelled in sports, especially baseball.

He was a Veteran of the US Navy during WWII, serving his country aboard the Cubera-347 Submarine in the Atlantic Ocean. He was honorably discharged in 1948 after serving his country for two years.

Following his discharge from the US Navy, Dick was determined to pursue his dream of becoming a professional baseball player. In 1948, he signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox organization. In 1949, he came to Hornell as a left-handed pitcher for the Hornell Red Sox (which later became the Hornell Dodgers). His baseball career ended in 1950 due to an arm injury.

After a brief stint with the Erie Railroad, Dick became a New York State Trooper serving from 1953-1968, eventually working his way up to the rank of Sergeant. He was forced to retire in 1968 due to an injury sustained to his back.

From 1971–1999 (28 years), he and his wife resided in Florida, primarily in Titusville and Cocoa. Dick was a member of the Hornell Association and a former member of the Hornell American Legion. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Twin Hickory Golf Club where he usually played from the middle of every fairway. He was affectionately known as, “Down-the-Middle Dick” and the phrase “Nice shot, Dick” was often heard many times per round. Dick particularly loved playing golf with his children and grandchildren.

On November 2, 1949, Dick was married to the former Margaret Fie who died February 22, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his son, Christopher Norton who died in 2011; 2 grandsons, Michael E. Norton, JR who died in 1982 and Merritt W. Norton who died in 2018; his daughter-in-law, Darla Norton who died in 2015; 2 sisters, Jayne DeBoer and Norma Lovejoy.

Surviving are 2 sons, Michael Norton of Canisteo and Patrick (Debbie) Norton of Ithaca; 1 daughter, Cathy (Tom) Atchison of Silver Lake, OH; 10 grandchildren, Tina Norton, Tonya (Brian) Norton-Russell, Marcus (Christina Stewart) Norton, Katie (Dana Twigg) Norton, Kelsey (David Soltesz) Atchison, Kyle Atchison, Micah Francis, Christopher Norton, JR and Jennelle (Mark) Kliewer; 8 great-grandchildren, Evan Norton, Rhiannon Shiloh, Layla Russell, Mikayla Norton, Macrae Norton, Wesley Twigg, Lily Kliewer and Freya Arnold; nieces Dawn Robbins, Donna Mungin and Patti Taylor.

At Dick’s request there will be no calling hours. A “Golfing Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

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

Dick’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843.

John F. Cullen

John F. Cullen – 65 – of 44 State St., Hornell, died Thursday morning (February 15, 2018) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on July 14, 1952, he was the son of John & Marguerite (Furlong) Cullen.

John grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1970). He later attended Fingerlakes Community College where he majored in Environmental Preservation.

He was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving his country from 1970 – 1974. While serving in the Air Force, John was stationed in many locations, including Thailand.

Following his honorable discharge from the Air Force, John returned to the Hornell area and had been employed at several local businesses, including Alstom, Corbin Wood Products, Gunlock Corporation and also worked in the maintenance department of the Canandaigua VA Hospital, Canandaigua, NY.

John had been a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ignatius Loyola Church where, as a child, served as an Altar Boy. He was a member of the Hornell VFW and enjoyed cooking & baking.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his grandson, Cian Cullen.

He was married on February 4, 1994 to the former Jodie LaFave who survives. Also surviving are
2 daughters, Brandy (Mike Hall) Cullen of Tallahassee, FL and Holly Cullen of Tallahassee, FL; 1 son, Christopher Cullen of Hornell; 2 brothers, Joseph Cullen of Bath and Robert Cullen of Hornell; 3 sisters, Patty Kelleher of Hornell, Linda (Tom) Panter of Hornell and Mary Margaret Cullen of Painted Post; 2 grandsons, Cameron Smith and Isaiah Townsend; 2 granddaughters, Emily Cullen and Kiara Cullen; several nieces & nephews.

The family of John F. Cullen will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Final interment will be in the Bath VA Cemetery.

John’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral home.

Patricia A. Severin

Patricia A. “Pat” Severin – (86) – of Falls Church, VA, formerly of Hornell & Canisteo, died Sunday evening (January 28, 2018) at the Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington, VA, following a long  illness.

Born in Hornell on June 28, 1931, she was the daughter of Floyd & Helen (Hooper) Egmond.

Pat grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1949).  Following her high school graduation, Pat obtained her Registered Nurse’s License from St. James School of Nursing.  She later received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Buffalo and worked for the County of Orleans, NY as a Public Health Nurse.

On September 29, 1956, she was married to Harold “Hal” Severin who survives.  Throughout the years, Pat & Hal and their family resided in many locations.  From 1956 – 1967 they lived in Pinole, CA and from 1967 – 1979 they resided in Brockway, PA where Pat was employed as a registered nurse at DuBois Hospital.  In 1979 they moved to Littleton, CO where Pat resumed working as a registered nurse at Bear Creek Nursing Home.  She retired in 1986.

Following her retirement, Pat & Hal moved to Perrysburg, OH and in 1992 they moved back to the Hornell – Canisteo area where they lived until moving to Tappahannock, VA.  They have lived in Falls Church, VA since 2014.

During her years in Hornell, Pat was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ignatius Loyola Church and later St. Ann’s Church.  She loved sewing and quilting and especially loved making beautiful full size quilts, baby blankets and other items which she gave to family & friends.  She also donated many of her creations to charitable organizations.

Pat was preceded in death by her infant brother, Jerry Egmond; 3 sisters, Kay Christiano, Christine Donlon and Monica Wescott.

In addition to her husband, Hal, survivors include 1 son, Michael Severin of Lakewood, CO; 4 daughters, Barbara Severin of Herndon, VA, Monica (Tony) Palombella of Midlothian, VA, Mary (Kevin) O’Brien of Arlington, VA and Theresa Severin of Alexandria, VA; 1 brother, George Egmond of Ellenton, FL; 4 sisters, Mary Gottko of Corning, NY, Ruth (Jerry) Canty of Hornell, Thelma (Bob) Burd of Hornell and Helen Egmond of Avoca; 4 grandchildren, Shyanne Severin, Lily Severin, Laura Palombella and Mark Palombella; 1 great-grandson, Logan Friend; many nieces & nephews.

The family of Patricia A. “Pat” Severin will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church. .  Final interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

Pat’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to Hornell High School Alumni Association, Egmond Family Grant,  PO Box 135, Hornell, NY 14843 or to The Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, 4715 15th St. North, Arlington, VA 22205.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

Marcia Ann Worden

Marcia Ann Worden – 64 – of 66 Oak St., Hornell, died Saturday evening (January 27, 2018) at St. James Mercy Hospital, following a long illness.

Born in Westchester, NY on March 23, 1953, she was the daughter of Anthony P. “Tony” & Dorothy T. (Speciale) Morabito.

Marcia grew up in the Bath – Avoca area and was a graduate of Bath-Haverling High School.  She later earned her Associate’s Degree from Alfred State College.

She was employed for a time at the former Canada Dry Bottling and Elmhurst Dairy in Hornell and also at Alfred State College.

Marcia will be remembered as a kind and caring person who was always mindful of the feelings of others.  She enjoyed taking daily walks throughout the city of Hornell and loved to stop and visit all of her friends at City Hall and send them cards on all of the holidays.  She also enjoyed visiting many stores in the Hornell area and will be missed by her friends at Country Kitchen.

She was married on December 20, 1975 to Terence K. “Terry” Worden who died September 18, 2011.

Surviving are her step-children, Danny Worden, Connie Worden and Cindy Hachtel; her brother, John Morabito of South Carolina; her sister, Michelle Lilly of Bradenton, FL; several aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews.

At Marcia’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.

Nathaniel Goodwin

Nathaniel “Nate” Goodwin – 69 – formerly of 24 Sawyer St. Site, Hornell died January 6th, 2018 at the Taylor Health Care Facility in Bath where he an resided for about 10 months.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 20, 1948, he was the son of Edward & Earline (Hamilton) Goodwin.

Nate was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving his country from 1967 – 1970 during the Vietnam Conflict.

Following his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Nate was a self-employed contractor in the Philadelphia area. He resided in Hornell for over 20 years.

In addition to his parents, Nate was preceded in death by his son, Dwayne Goodwin and also his sister, Priscilla Nalls.

Surviving are 2 sons, Nathaniel Goodwin of Philadelphia, PA and Eric Goodwin of Broomall, PA; his daughter, Cassandra Mabery of Limerick, PA; his sister, Lucille Goodwin of Philadelphia, PA; 2 brothers, Edward Goodwin and Franklin Goodwin of Colorado; nieces & nephews.

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

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

David J. Hoyt

David J. Hoyt – 73 – of 44 Catherine St., Hornell, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at St. James Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Hornell on February 22, 1944, he was the son of Charles W. & Ruth Marie (Beier) Hoyt, SR.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brother, Charles W. Hoyt, Jr.

David is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Nancy M. (Evans) Hoyt. Also surviving are three sons, Darin Joseph (Gretchen) Hoyt, Jasin Michael Hoyt, Michael Frederick (Clair) Hoyt; two daughters, Beth Renee (Hoyt) Woodworth and Lynn Marie (Hoyt) Dagastino; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

At David’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

David’s family request that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell Area Family YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843.

 

Barbara A. Geyer

Barbara A. “Barbie” Geyer – 79 – of 111 Thacher St., Hornell died early Friday morning (January 12, 2017) at Elderwood of Hornell following a brief illness.

Born in Lockhaven, PA on August 24, 1938, she was the daughter of Harry & Olive (Swisher) Geyer.

Throughout the years, Barbie resided in several locations, including Pennsylvania & Ohio, and had lived in Hornell for over 10 years.

She enjoyed taking daily walks (long before it was fashionable), working on word puzzles and watching old movies on TV. She also was an animal lover who especially loved dogs & cats.

Barbie occasionally attended services at St. Ann’s Church. She will be remembered as a gentle & kind woman who served as caregiver for family members in their final days.

She was preceded in death by four siblings and also her niece.

Surviving are 1 brother, William (Shirley) Geyer of Pennsylvania; several nieces & nephews including James (Elizabeth McMindes) Burns with whom she resided.

At Barbara’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.

Barbara’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.

Antoinette M. Parlavecchio

“I have loved you
With an everlasting love”
Jeremiah 3:13

Antoinette M. “Ann” Parlavecchio – 89 – formerly of Hornell, died Sunday evening (December 31, 2017) at the Mercy Center in Rochester, following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born in Hornell on June 30, 1928, she was the daughter of Rosario & Lucy (Salerno) Parlavecchio.

Ann was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1946). She had been employed for many years at the former Corbin Wood Products in Hornell and later at Philips Lighting in Bath.

She had been a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and communicant of St. Ann’s Church. In her younger years, Ann enjoyed bowling and throughout the years was a member of several bowling leagues. She was an avid reader and loved traveling throughout the United States. She also loved rooting for the New York Yankees, New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Rosario & Lucy Parlavecchio; 3 brothers, Anthony “Tony” Parlave, James Parlavecchio and Sam Parlavecchio; 4 sisters, Mary Parlavecchio, Rose Macaluso, Josephine Cipolla and Carmella Parlavecchio.

Surviving are her sister, Rachel Parlavecchio RSM; several nieces & nephews.

At Ann’s request there will be no calling hours. Family & friends are invited to attend a Prayer Service on Thursday at 3:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.

Ann’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Sisters of Mercy, c/o Mercy Center, 1437 Blossom Rd., Rochester, NY 14610. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

The family would also wish to extend their gratitude for the loving & compassionate care given to Ann during her stay at the former McAuley Manor of North Hornell and also the Elder One Program of Rochester — especially to the nursing staff, aides and community advocate staff.

Doris Mary Beckhorn

Doris M. Beckhorn a resident of Bethany Villages in Horseheads, formerly of Elmira went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday December 23th, 2017.

Born September 9, 1938 in Fabius, NY, she was the daughter of Melville & Doris (Eades) Lang.

Doris was married for 47 years to William J. Beckhorn who died December 22, 2007.

She is survived by her children; Gary Beckhorn (Marion), Wayne Beckhorn, Alan Beckhorn, Gail Beckhorn (Marc), Eileen Best (Tracy), Elaine Hernandez (Rafael), Thomas Beckhorn, Tammy Bennett (Thomas), Stacey Forsyth (Kevin) and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings, nieces & nephews.

Please join us for a celebration of her life on Saturday, December 30 at 1:00 pm at Living Word Evangelical Church, 1119 Lake St, Elmira, N.Y.

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