Charles F. “Chuck” Curran

Hornell, New York

Charles F. “Chuck” Curran – 77 – of 23 Crosby St., Hornell, died Monday morning (April 29, 2024) at the Bath VA Medical Center in Bath, NY, following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on February 8, 1947, he was the son of Edgar & Shirley (Davidson) Curran.

Chuck grew up in Hornell and, as a young child also lived on Keuka Lake. He was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1965). Following high school graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam era.

Following his honorable discharge from the US Air Force, Chuck returned to the Hornell area and, for a time, was employed at a printing company in Dansville, NY. For about 25 years he served as a bartender at the Hornell Association, retiring about 10 years ago due to ill health.

Chuck had been a member of the Hornell Association (where he served as a member of the Board of Directors), the Hornell AMVETS, Hornell VFW and the Hornell American Legion. He was a “die-hard” Dallas Cowboys Fan and enjoyed visiting casinos in Salamanca and Las Vegas.

He was married on September 6, 1969 to the former Nancy J. Pauly who died January 30, 2021. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael Curran.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Shannon (Kyle) Bell of Westfield, PA and Kelly (Edward) Ellis of Hornell; 7 grandchildren, Brittany (Reid) Welch, Jacob Seeley, Tyler Parker, Taryn Parker, Hayden Parker, Karlie Parker and Jase Ellis; 1 great-granddaughter, Quinn Welch; 2 sisters; 1 brother; several nieces & nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his “feline companions” (AKA Cats), Frisky & Sunny.

At Chuck’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services with Military Honors will be held at the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY, at the convenience of the family.

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

Chuck’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Bath VA Medical Center Activities Fund, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810.

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One Response to “Charles F. “Chuck” Curran”

  1. Carol and Judy Friddle says:

    Brittany, we are so sorry for the loss of your Grandfather. You, Reid and your family will be in our prayers ..
    love you!!
    Carol and Judy

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