Angelo L. Caruso, JR

Angelo Leo Caruso, Jr. of Sawyer Street in Hornell, NY passed away on Sunday February 27 after a long illness.

Born in Hornell on October 11, 1948, he was the son of Angelo Leo Caruso Sr. and Elinor (Burr) Caruso.

Angelo, better known as “Angie” by family and friends, attended Hornell schools and graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1967).  During high school, he was employed by Acme grocery store as a stock boy and cashier.  Following High school, he attended Alfred State College and worked at Russ Davis Auto where he developed expert skills as an auto mechanic.

He continued to master these skills throughout life, and eventually could figure out and fix any problem with a vehicle.  Angie owned and operated a business for several years called C & E Roofing.  He was later employed by the City of Hornell in the Department of Public Works.

In his free time he enjoyed hunting, building his home on Gypsy Hill, and tinkering at his campsite.  Angie had a big Italian family that he loved spending time with over the years.  As the big brother to many siblings, he often acted as their gentle leader and protector throughout childhood and adolescence.

He cherished his close friendships and had unwavering loyalty towards those he loved.  He had a big heart, sensitive soul, and was very generous even when he had little to give.  In recent years, Angie spent much of his time visiting family and friends that were in nursing homes or hospitalized.  During his lifetime, he overcame many difficult situations due to his persistence and survival skills.

Without a doubt, Angie lived a full and interesting life.  As Frank Sinatra would say, “HE DID IT HIS WAY”!

Angie is predeceased by his parents, brothers Lawrence R. Caruso & Joe Caruso; sister Pat Markel; and nephew Jimmy Hess.

He is survived by many family members who loved him including Sandra Donlon, Nancy Beach, Angela Caruso, Tony Caruso, Michael Caruso, Richie Caruso, Vicky Southard, Kathy Wilbur, Linda Salyerds and  Jeff Teeter; special friends, Pete Tinkelpaugh and Glenn Tinklepaugh; many nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews, and many cousins.

A special “Thank-You” goes out to Deacon Bob McCormick, Karen Carney, Laurie Reese, the Hornell Fire Department, the Hornell Police Department (especially Officer Donavan and Sgt. McHenry), and the staff at the Hornell Housing Authority.

At Angie’s request, there will be no calling hours. The family will hold a “Celebration of Life” a later date along with a private Graveside Service at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests prayers for their beloved Angie to rest peacefully now with the Lord.

5 Responses to “Angelo L. Caruso, JR”

  1. Frank&Geraldine Bondi says:

    We are sad to hear of the passing of our Cousin Angelo.We will remember him and his family in our prayers.RIP.

  2. Sam & Ybonne Bondi, Mindemoya says:

    We are so dorry to hear of the passing of Angelo. Oursincere condolences go out to all the family. May he rest in peace.

  3. Shawn Hogan says:

    Angelo was a very kind and caring person, always willing to help. I never remember him ever uttering an unkind word. I hope he has found Peace and may the Angels guide him to Paradise.

  4. Cheryl Sereno says:

    So Sorry to hear of your lose. May Angie Rest in peace.

  5. Steven P Drone says:

    My Good Friend Angelo, Rest In Peace!