Delores J. Head

Delores J. Head – 89 – of Hornell, died Monday morning (April 6, 2020) at Hornell Gardens where she resided for the past 11 years.

Born in Hornell on May 18, 1930, she was the daughter of William & Gladys (Weir) Head.

Delores attended Hornell High School and for many years had been employed at the former Bethesda Community Hospital as an aid and also in the housekeeping department.  For many years she served as a private-duty caretaker for her mother.

She enjoyed playing cards, board games, Lotto and other games of chance.

Delores was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Richard Head and Donald Head; 2 sisters, Catherine Davis and Marian DeVore.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Lou (Bill) Benthin of Rochester; her former sister-in-law, Dolores D’Apice of Hornell; many nieces & nephews.

At Delores’ 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.

James R. Frost

Hornell, New York

James R. “Frosty” Frost – 60 – of 48 Bemis Ave., Hornell, died unexpectedly Monday morning (April 6, 2020) at St. James Hospital.

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

Robert H. Sikso

Robert H. “Bob” Sikso – 81 – formerly of Hornell, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in New York City where he had resided for the past 50 years.

Born in Hornell on November 6, 1938, he was the son of Charles & Dorothy Sikso.

Bob grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1956).  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Buffalo and later received his Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Fordham University in New York City, eventually earning his Doctorate Degree in Mathematics.

For many years, Bob served as the head of the Mathematics Department of Regis High School in Manhattan.

Surviving are his brother, Andrew “Andy” (Fran) Sikso of Charlotte, NC.

At Bob’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.

Daniel P. Kinnerney

Daniel P. “Skinner” Kinnerney – 60 – of 397 Fairview Ave., Hornell, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening (April 1, 2020) shortly after being admitted to St. James Mercy Hospital after being stricken at home.

Born in Hornell on June 1, 1959, he was the son of Edward & Lois (Ordway) Kinnerney.

Growing up in Hornell, Dan was a graduate of Hornell High School (Class of 1977).  Following high school graduation he briefly served his country as a member of the US Army.  He was employed for several years at the former Haywood-Wakefield Corporation in Hornell.  When the company moved its operation to Massachusetts, Dan decided to go along and lived and worked in Massachusetts.  Within time, he moved back to Hornell and was employed at Crowley’s until he retired.  Currently he had been working at the Fawcett Post 1582 American Legion in Canaseraga as a Bartender.

Dan was a former member of St. Ignatius Loyola Church.  In addition, he was a former member of the Hornell Elks Lodge, the Hornell Association as well as the Fawcett Post 1582 American Legion in Canaseraga.  Dan loved the outdoors enjoying fishing (lake & stream) and hunting (deer & small game). In addition, he was a proud supporter of the Hornell Red Raider Football and Basketball teams. Nothing however, could compare to the true love and dedication he carried for his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Kinnerney; his step-fathers, Arthur Emerson and Robert Elsenheimer.

Dan had been married to the former Donna Sheroshick who survives.  Also surviving is his son, Stephen (Lauren Ingalls) Kinnerney of Canisteo, his step-Son James Briggs of Hornell, his mother, Lois Elsenheimer of Hornell; his brother James Kinnerney of Arkport; 2 sisters, Kathleen (Bill) Horn of Canaseraga and Karen Bradley of Hornell; as well as his grandchildren, Kylan Kinnerney, Liam Radka, Kaela & Abigail Briggs along with several nieces and nephews.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.    A Celebration of Life for Dan will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church Street, Hornell, New York.

Dan’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Lois P. Rockefeller

Hornell, New York

Lois P. Rockefeller – (79) – formerly of Rochester, died late Wednesday evening (April 1, 2020) at Hornell Gardens where she had resided for the past five years.

Born in Rochester on September 16, 1940, she was the daughter of Frederick & Ruth  Piotter.  She grew up in Rochester and was a graduate of Franklin High School.

Lois was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Piotter.

Surviving are 2 sons, David Rockefeller of Saranac Lake, NY and Donald Rockefeller of Rochester; 1 daughter, Karen Pipe of Campbell, NY; 5 grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

At Lois’ 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.

Steven M. Kozlowski

Steven M. “Steve” Kozlowski – 60 – of 1213 Lewis Road, Rexville, NY (Town of West Union), died unexpectedly on Monday (March 30, 2020) at his home.

Born in Irvington, NJ on September 15, 1959, he was the son of Henry & Dorothy (Mirda) Kozlowski.

Steve grew up in Spotswood, NJ and was a graduate of South River High School (class of 1977).  He resided in Washington, NJ for over 30 years and had been employed as a Sub-Station Mechanic for Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), retiring about 5 years ago.  He has resided in the Rexville area for the past 4 years.

A true outdoorsman, Steve was an avid hunter who enjoyed hunting deer, turkey, pheasant and other small game.  He loved working with his hunting dogs, especially “Max” & “Pepper”, two of his favorite German Short Haired Pointers that he had owned throughout the years.  Steve also loved fishing and had a deep affection for Salmon fishing.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.  Steve was an avid New York Mets baseball fan and also enjoyed rooting for his beloved New York Giants (NFL).

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Henry & Dorothy Kozlowski.

He was married on May 29, 1983 to the former Maureen Ronan who survives.  Also surviving are his son, Ted (JoBeth) Kozlowski of Oxford, NJ; his daughter, Kristen (Jon Lopiccolo) Kozlowski of Washington, NJ; 2 sisters, Diane Kozlowski of New Jersey and Karen (Dale) White of Virginia; his brother, Michael (Michelle) Kozlowski New Jersey; several nieces & nephews.

At Steve’s request there will be no prior 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. 

Steve’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to either the National Rifle Association (NRA) or the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).

James D. “Dan” Ahearn

Houghton / Hornell

James D. “Dan” Ahearn – (70) –formerly of Houghton, NY, and Hornell, died  Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at his home in Mesa, AZ where he had resided for the past three years.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Dagon Funeral Home.

James A. “Jim” Soukup

James A. “Jim” Soukup – 68 -of 8521 Canfield Rd, Cohocton, (Haskinville — Town of Fremont) died Friday afternoon (February 21,2020) at his home after a long illness.

He was married on October 17, 1979 to the former Mary Wornoff who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Tiffany (Christopher) Soukup-Brader and Laura (Paul) Shephard of Hornell; two brothers William (Josephine) Soukup of Bedford, OH, Gary Soukup of Ashtabula, OH; 1 sister Joyce (Gary) Garbas of Columbus OH; 1 granddaughter, Brooklyn Shephard; several nieces & nephews.

Due to the recent health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, friends are encouraged not to attend calling hours or funeral services for James “Jim” Soukup.  Instead, please view the Memorial Service which will be steamed via Facebook Live and can be viewed on the Dagon Funeral Home Facebook page on Saturday at 5:00 PM by visiting www.facebook.com/dagonfuneralhome.  The video will remain available for viewing on our Facebook page for 30 days. 

Jim’s family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made either to the family or Hornell Concern for Youth, 76 East Main St., Hornell , NY 14843 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

 

 

Catherine F. “Kate” Histed

Catherine F. “Kate” Histed – (92) – formerly of Brainard Hill Rd., Belfast, and also formerly of Hornell, died Thursday afternoon (March 19, 2020) at Elderwood of Hornell Nursing Facility where she had resided for the past three months.

Born in Hornell on February 21, 1928, she was the daughter of Thomas & Evelyn (Feeney) Fenton.

Kate grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of St. Ann’s School.  She later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1946).  She has resided in Belfast since 1968.

While living in Hornell, Kate was a communicant of the former St. Ignatius Loyola Church.  While residing in Belfast, she was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church.

For many years she was employed as an operator for New York Telephone Company, retiring in 1961.  She was happy to be a “stay-at-home” mom and enjoyed raising her family and visiting friends & relatives.

Kate was married on November 4, 1950 to Francis Royal Histed who died June 24, 1991.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Jack Fenton; her sister, Ruth Comstock; her daughter-in-law, Debbie Histed.

Surviving are 4 sons, John Histed of Belfast, Timothy Histed of Belmont, Robert (Lorrie) Histed of Belfast and Patrick (Darlene) Histed of Belfast; 2 daughters, Rebecca (Stan) Shafer of Belfast and Elizabeth (Jeff) Cole of Belfast; her sister, Betty Fenton of Hornell; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

Due to the recent health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, there will be no calling hours.  A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fremont, NY.

Family & friends of Kate Histed are invited to view the Funeral Mass on the Dagon Funeral Home Facebook page on Tuesday at 10:00 AM by visiting www.facebook.com/dagonfuneralhome.  The video will remain available for viewing on our Facebook page for 30 days. 

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

Kate’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000 – Dept. 300 Memphis, TN  38148.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

Anne C. Bruno

Anne C. Bruno – (71) – formerly of Almond, NY died Thursday afternoon (March 19, 2020) at Hornell Gardens, where she had resided for the past 11 years.

Born in New York City on July 8, 1948, she was the daughter of Joseph & Charlotte (Kraft) Bruno.

Anne grew up in New York City and was a graduate of Charles Evans Hughes High School.  She later attended the University of Rochester where she majored in Liberal Arts.

She resided in Almond for over 20 years.  While living in Almond, Anne was employed as an Administrative Secretary for about 12 years at the University of Rochester.

Anne was preceded in death by her friend & companion, George Hilsdorf.

Surviving are her son, Matthew David Wilson; and also her sister, Bianca Bruno.

At Ann’s request there will be no calling hours or services.  Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.