Richard L. “Dick” Davison

Richard L. “Dick” Davison – (86) – of 1219 County Road 13-C, Canaseraga, NY died Friday morning (June 17, 2022) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in North Hornell on January 6, 1936, he was the son of Llewellyn & Genevieve (Sackett) Davison.

Dick grew up in Hornell and attended school in the Hornell School System.  He was a Veteran of the US Marine Corps, serving as a truck driver in Korea during the Korean Conflict.  He was honorably discharged in 1957 following 3 years of service.

For 42 years he was employed in many capacities at the former Stern & Stern Textile Corporation, primarily in the maintenance departments.  He retired in 1998.

An outdoorsman, Dick enjoyed hunting, primarily deer & small game.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Norma Young (died 2015); his son, Randy Young (died 2018) his granddaughter, Mary Jo Hill; his great-grandson, Joseph Turner; his sister, Alice Sims.

Dick was married in 1965 to the former Patricia Gee Young who survives.  Also surviving are 2 sons, David Young of Bath and Rich Davison of Canaseraga; 3 daughters, Rebecca (Lee Hurst) Young of Rochester, Sandra Kinnerney of Alfred and Julia (Tom) Testani of Bath; his daughter-in-law, Linda Young of Greenwood; 2 sisters, Barb Castle of Belmont and Linda (Rocky) Burdett of Hornell;14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren (and one “on the way”); several nieces & nephews.

At Dick’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. 

Dick’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 

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit

Comments are closed.