Larry E. Clark

Larry ClarkLarry E. Clark – (62) – of 53 John St., Hornell, died Monday morning (April 24, 2017) following a long illness.

Born in North Hornell on January 1, 1955, he was the son of Kenneth & Erma (Weaver) Clark.

Larry resided in the Hornell / North Hornell area for most of his life and was a graduate of Hornell High School (Class of 1973).  Following graduation from high school, he worked various jobs in the Hornell area and also traveled to Colorado where he resided for about 6 months.  In 1976, he decided to further his education and enrolled at Alfred State College where, in 1978, he graduated, earning his Associate’s Degree in Plumbing & Heating.

For about 5 months, Larry served as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for St. Ann’s Parish, overseeing and maintaining St. Ann’s Church, St. Ann’s Rectory, St. Ann’s School, St. Ann’s Cemetery and St. Mary’s Cemetery.  In October of 1978, he began his career at National Fuel and, throughout the years, was employed in various capacities, including meter reader and backhoe operator.  He retired in 2008 as Regulator & Measurement Technician following 30 years of service.

Pamela Jane Clancy

Pamela Jane Clancy – 59 – of Delmar, New York, died peacefully on April 19, 2017 following a long illness.  Born in Hornell, NY on April 4, 1958, she was the daughter of Thomas and Barbara Scott Clancy. Pam was the beloved sister of Thomas Clancy, Jr. and sister-in-law of Anna Clancy. She leaves countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Pam graduated from Berlin (NH) High School and Plymouth State University. Upon graduation, she quickly settled in her lifelong vocation as a teacher at the Academy of Holy Names in Albany, NY, where she continued to teach until 2016. In her thirty-six years at Holy Names Pam received recognition as the school’s Teacher of the Year, and as the Albany Times Union Teacher of the Week. More importantly, she touched the lives of innumerable students in the classroom, and in the after-school and summer programs she created and ran. In the words of one student, “She taught us to be brave, to love learning, to write in cursive (despite strong resistance!), to care for others, and to be strong.”

Pam cherished her role as Holly, Kate & Laura’s aunt. She spoiled them, and blessed them with the opportunity to participate in Holy Names’ summer programs where they loved spending time with their aunt. She was “Bean” to them, and always will be.

A funeral will be held at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell at a date and time to be announced. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Pam’s family request that in lieu of flowers, donations in her name be made to Becky’s House, C/O St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, 319 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12214.

Morgan Leigh Reeve

Morgan Leigh Reeve – 8 ½ month old daughter of Andrew Reeve of Hornell and Jillian Nolan of Bath, was taken by Angels to be with Jesus in Heaven on Saturday afternoon (April 15, 2017) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester where she bravely fought for life since her birth on July 19, 2016.

Although Morgan was only with us a short while, she was loved by all of her family, will live in our hearts and will never be forgotten.

Surviving are her father, Andrew (Angela Allen) Reeve of Hornell; her mother, Jillian Nolan of Bath; her twin sister, Marley Jade Reeve; her half-brother, Cyle Howell; 2 half-sisters, Elaina Westbrook and Braelyn Foster; paternal grandmother, Alberta Reeve of Hornell; maternal grandparents, Vern & Darleen Fassett of Alabama; several aunts & uncles.

There will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Margaret Ann “Peggy” Roski

Margaret Roski PhotoMargaret Ann “Peggy” Roski – (96) – formerly of 301 West 45th St., New York City, died early Monday morning (April 3, 2017) at Updyke’s Nursing Facility in Hornell, where she had resided for the past 4 ½ years.

Born in Hornell on July 25, 1920, and was the daughter of Stanley & Genevieve (Simchick) Roski.

Peggy grew up in Hornell and, as a young girl, was a member of Girl Scouts of America and also Camp Fire Girls. She was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1938). Peggy enjoyed acting in high school and landed the leading female role of her senior play, “Seventeen” by Booth Tarkington. Following high school, she enrolled in the former Feagin School of Dramatic Art in Rockefeller Center in New York City, graduating with a two year degree.

Throughout the years, Peggy held numerous jobs including working in Theater in many capacities, including actress, usher and later as theater treasurer (box office). She worked as an actress and traveled with many “Road Companies” including Clare Tree Major (Children’s Theater of New York). She served as “Dramatic Counselor” at Summer Camp and as an actress with Summer Stock Theaters. Peg was also involved with the Experimental Playhouse of the Air (Vanguard Theater) and also volunteered at the Stage Door Canteen (USO) during WWII. In addition to her acting and theater career, Peggy worked as a sales clerk in many NYC stores, including Macys, Abercrombie & Fitch and the former Sterns Store.

Peggy was truly a “world traveler”, having traveled the globe visiting countries such as Russia, China, Japan, Israel, Indonesia, Switzerland, Germany, Africa, Australia, Cuba, South America, just to name a few. She returned to Hornell about 11 years ago.

While in New York City, she was a communicant of both Holy Cross Church and St Malachi’s Church & Actors Chapel. In Hornell, Peggy was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and had been a communicant of the former St. Ignatius Loyola Church and more recently St. Ann’s Church.

Surviving are her sister, Rose Conklin of Hornell; 3 nephews, Dennis (Margaret) Conklin, Kevin (Jean) Conklin and Patrick (Joanne) Conklin; 1 niece, Gail Conklin; many great nieces & great nephews.

The family of Margaret Ann “Peggy” Roski will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 PM at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Ann’s Cemetery.

Peggy’s family request that 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 or click here to print a memorial form.

Mary E. Kelleher

Mary Kelleher PhotoMary E. Kelleher – 83 – of 27 McDougall Ave., Hornell, died Friday morning (March 31, 2017) at Highland Hospital in Rochester following a long illness.

A native & life resident of Hornell, she was born August 14, 1933 and was the daughter of George & Bernadine (Green) Phillips.

Mary was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1951). Following high school, she enrolled in and graduated from St. James School of Radiology and became a certified X-ray Technician.

She had been employed as an X-ray Technician at the former Karl Clinic in Hornell and for several years worked as an X-ray Technician at the former Bethesda Community Hospital. Following the closing of Bethesda Hospital, Mary began working as a Teacher’s Aide at the North Hornell School, a position she held for over 20 years retiring about 10 years ago.

Mary was communicant of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and an active member of St. Ann’s Church. For most of her adult life, she attended Daily Mass and recited the Rosary. She enjoyed spending time in the Adoration Chapel and for many years was a member of the “Cleaning Crew,” making sure that the church was spotless. In her younger years, Mary served as a member and past president of the St. Ann’s School Mother’s Club. She was also a former member of the Ladies of Columbus.

As a proud mother & grandmother, Mary enjoyed attending her children & grandchildren’s school events and sporting events. When her children were young, she served as a Campfire Leader and also a Cinderella Softball Coach. In recent years, Mary enjoyed meeting up with her friends at their bi-weekly card club and weekly coffee club.

She was married on September 21, 1957 to William “Buddy” Kelleher who died in 2004. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Phillips; 2 sisters, Ann Rohan and Sara Wheeler.

Surviving are 5 daughters, Katie Kelleher of Rochester, Mary Margaret (McLeod) Chisi of Rochester, Liz (Dave) Willsey of Hornell, Pam (Michael) Murphy of Fairport and Patty (Ken Hampson) Kelleher of Rochester; 1 son, William “Bill” (Kristen) Kelleher of Fairport; 3 brothers, James (Nancy) Phillips of Arkport, George Phillips of Endicott, NY and Michael Phillips of Hornell; 2 sisters, Susan Anderson of Hornell and Margie (Kirby) Noye of Pittsford, NY; 9 grandchildren, Adam (Rachel) Willsey, Brian Willsey, Lauren (Kirk) Luvison, Annie Willsey, Temwa Chisi, Sibongile Chisi, Thembi Chisi, Emma Kelleher & Grace Kelleher; 2 great-grandsons, Benjamin Willsey and Jonathan Willsey; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Mary E. Kelleher will receive friends on Sunday (today) 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 Monday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Mary’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Highland Hospital, 1000 South Ave., Rochester, NY14620 or to Visiting Nurse Hospice, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a form.

Anna Dankoff

Anna Dankoff – (91) – of Hornell died Saturday morning (March 25, 2017) at Hornell Gardens where she had resided for the past year.

Born in Lockport, NY on May 6, 1925, she was the daughter of George & Barbra (Gregorich) Jancetic.

Anna grew up in Lockport where she attended school. Throughout the years, she resided in several locations including Akron, OH, Tucson, AZ, California, South Carolina, Reno, NV and Hornell.

She was married to Elza Bess who died in 1982 and later was married to Walter Dankoff who died in 2008. Anna was also preceded in death by her son, Richard Bess who died in 1995 along with several brothers & sisters.

Surviving are 2 sons, Kenneth (Juanita) Bess of Hornell and Dennis Bess of California; 1 daughter, Marilyn (George) Foster of South Carolina; 1 sister, Caroline (Dick) Dye of Lockport, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

At Anna’s request there will be no calling hours. Final interment will be in Sunset Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Sacramento, CA.

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

Betty J. Butler

image004Betty J. Butler – (88) – formerly of 109 Front St., Hornell, died Thursday afternoon (March 23, 2017) at Elderwood at Hornell where she had resided for the past two years.

A native & life resident of Hornell, she was born March 7, 1929, and was the daughter of James & Catherine (Campbell) Vosburg.

Betty was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1946). She had been employed for a time at the former Keiser Glove Factory and Merrill Hosiery. For about 25 years, Betty was employed as a seamstress at the former Marion Rohr Corporation in Hornell.

She was married on February 14, 1948 (sixty years) to Newell “Nate” Butler who died July 3, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her son, James Butler who died in 1999; 2 grandsons, Shane Andrew Butler who died in 1981 and Mark Andrew Butler who died in 2002; along with her 9 brothers & sisters.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Beverly (Jerry) Bertram of Canisteo and Barbara (Pete) McMichael of Almond; 2 sons, Andrew “Andy” (Pat) Butler of Hornell and Richard “Rich” (Diane) Butler of Hornell; 11 grandchildren, Cathy Baker, Christopher (Donna) Bertram, Amy Butler, Paul Butler, Nicole Butler, Brian (Sue) Butler, Chad Butler, Cliff (Bria) McMichael, Curk McMichael, Andrea (Randy) Smith & Amanda (Ted Quant) Butler; 16 great-grandchildren, Kelsie Baker, Callie Baker, Robert Butler, Liam Mulhollen, Kennedy (Cameron) Lawrence, Devyn Butler, Riley Butler, Cohen McMichael & Haylee Smith , Charlee Quant, Baby Boy Quant (expected in July), Emily Kuhn, Thomas Kuhn, Kayla Kuhn, Stephen Jefferds and Billy Jefferds; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Betty J. Butler will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 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 5:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

Betty’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to 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.

Francis S. “Babi” Argentieri

BabiFrancis S. “Babi” Argentieri – 88 – of 44 Spruce St., Hornell, died Saturday evening, March 18th, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, following an illness.

A native & lifelong resident of Hornell, he was born February 12, 1929, and was the son of Silvino & Dorothy (Feeney) Argentieri.

Babi was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1947). While in high school, he excelled in sports and following graduation played football in a local semi-pro league (1948-1949).

He was a veteran of the US Army, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. While serving in the military, Babi was wounded twice by shrapnel and received two Purple Heart Medals. He was honorably discharged in 1952.

Francis was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and had been a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Church. He was a member of St. Ann’s School Board, and president of St. Ann’s Alumni Association. He was also a member of the Hornell American Legion.

In his younger years, Babi enjoyed bowling and was a member of several bowling teams that competed in various tournaments and several bowling leagues. He was a New York Yankees fan and also enjoyed rooting for the Irish of Notre Dame. Babi was a constant fan and supporter at all of his grandchildren’s scholastic and sporting events.

As a young man, Babi worked at Argentieri’s Meat Market as a delivery man and also worked behind the counter. He was employed for 39 years at the Hornell Post Office in many capacities, including mail carrier and window clerk, retiring in August of 1990 as Superintendant.

In addition to his parents, Francis was preceded in death by his brother, Robert “Bob” Argentieri.

He was married on November 14, 1953 to the former Mary Ann Glynn who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters, Elizabeth “Liz” (Albert) Lucarelli of Elmira, Mary Frances Conner of Pittsburg, PA, Jeanne (Jeffrey) Black of Naples, NY and Ann (Joe) Brungard of Hornell; 2 sons, Francis “Fran” (Colleen) Argentieri of Hornellsville and Stephen (Michele) Argentieri of Syracuse; 2 brothers, William “Chop” Argentieri of Hornell and James (Phyllis) Argentieri of Hornell; 1 sister, Mary Agnes (Donald) Crosby of Hornell; 17 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter; several brothers-in-law and sisters in-law, many nieces, nephews & cousins.

The family of Francis S. “Babi” Argentieri will receive friends on Tuesday (March 21st) 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 (March 22nd) at 2:00 PM at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Babi’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rochester Chapter, P.O. Box 368 Pittsford NY 14534. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a form.

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

Owen C.E. Conklin

Owen Conklin PhotoOwen Charlie Eugene Conklin – 11 month old son of Kimberly D. Conklin of Bath, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (March 7, 2017) at the Albany Medical Center, in the loving arms of his mother.

He was born March 14, 2016 at Corning Hospital and died just one week shy of his first birthday.

Owen’s life started out rough, but he was a fighter and he “gave it his all” until the end!

He loved watching cartoons; having his mommy comb his long hair while she held him; seeing his Papa and listening to his “Oma” sing “You Are My Sunshine” to him.

In addition to his mother, Kimberly, Owen is survived by his soon to be step-father, Anthony Ottaviano; his soon to be sister, Oaklynn Rayne; his grandparents, Gerald E. & Angel L. (Meyer) Conklin; many aunts, uncles & cousins.

Although Owen was never able to leave the hospital setting, he touched so many people in his short, precious life.  He was truly loved and will be sadly missed.

Everyone is invited to attend a “Friends & Family Dinner” today (Sunday, March 12, 2017) at the Howard Fire Department from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Please bring a dish to pass.

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

Suzanne J. Povosky

Suzanne J. Povosky – 62 – of 153 Hornell St., Hornell, died Monday afternoon (March 6, 2017) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, following a brief illness.

Born in Rochester on April 5, 1954, she was the daughter of Howard & Margaret “Peggy” (Schneider) Scott.

Suzanne resided in Ossian, NY until 2nd grade and lived in Canaseraga for several years.  She was a graduate of Canaseraga Central School (class of 1972).

She lived in the Rochester area for a time but resided in the Hornell, Dansville & Wayland areas for most of her life, and had lived in Hornell for the past 15 years.

Suzanne enjoyed music and in her younger years enjoyed playing guitar.

Surviving are her daughter, Jessica (James Monahan) Vazquez of Baldwinsville, NY; her son, Joseph Povosky of Ohio; 4 grandchildren, Joshua Buckman, Edward Monahan, Rachael Povosky and Jacob Povosky; 1 sister, Cathy Emerick of Texas.

At Suzanne’s request there will be no calling hours or Funeral Services.

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

Suzanne’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to Hornell Area Inter Group, C/O Jessica Vazquez, 51 Brown St., Baldwinsville, NY 13027.