John C. Murphy

Hornell, New York

John C. Murphy – 46 – of 31 Oak Hill St, Arkport, NY, died Thursday afternoon (October 14, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a long illness.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY

 

Donald G. Hovey

Hornell – Arkport – Rochester

Donald G. “Don” Hovey – 57 – of 2052 East Main St., Rochester, formerly of Hornell & Arkport, died unexpectedly on August 3rd, 2021 at his home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

 

Emily Grace Campbell

Emily Campbell

Emily Grace Campbell – 19 – of 5591 State route 21, Alfred Station, NY, died Sunday morning (October 10, 2021) at Highland Hospital in Rochester, following a long & courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

Born in Hornell on January 8, 2002, she was the daughter of James & Kimberly (DuBois) Campbell.

Emily grew up in Alfred Station and was a graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School (class of 2020).  While in high school, she was a member of the school choir and participated in school productions.  She was also a member of the Alfred-Almond Girls Softball Team.  Currently Emily was a freshman at SUNY Alfred where she was majoring in Independent Studies.

She was a member of Ss. Brendan & Jude Parish and a communicant of both St. Brendan Oratory of Almond and St. Jude Church of Alfred.  Emily was active in Catholic Charities and, for many years, volunteered at the Catholic Charities Joyce Family Food Pantry in Wellsville, NY.

Emily was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Fred & Joanne Campbell and her maternal grandfather, Raymond DuBois.

Surviving are her parents, Jim & Kim Campbell of Alfred Station; her sister, Allyson Campbell of Alfred Station; her maternal grandmother, Gladys DuBois of Hartsville; many aunts, uncles & cousins.

The family of Emily Grace Campbell will receive friends on Friday 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 Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. Jude Church, Lower Campus Drive, Alfred, NY (SUNY Alfred Campus).  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fremont, NY.

Emily’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to  the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave. (Suite 1100-N), Bethesda, MD 20814.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

Joan Dagon Diehl

Joan Diehl

Joan Dagon Diehl – (91) – of Hornell, died early Saturday morning (October 9, 2021)  following a brief illness.

Born in Hornell on September 15, 1930, she was the daughter of James & Nelle (Walsh) Dagon who died in 1947 & 1983 respectively.

Joan was a graduate of St. Ann’s School (class of 1944) and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1948).  In 1951 she graduated from the St. James Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.   She later attended the University of Rochester and also Geneseo State College.

She was employed as a Registered Nurse for several years at the former Mt. Morris T.B. Hospital in Mt. Morris, NY where she and her husband resided before moving to Hornell in 1958.  She worked for many years at St. James Mercy Hospital serving in several capacities as a registered nurse, retiring in 1992.  She was also an instructor at the St. James Mercy Hospital School of Nursing for several years.

Joan was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church where she served as member of the Resurrection Choir.  She was also a member of the Alumni Associations of St. Ann’s School, Hornell High School and the St. James Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.  She was a member of RSVP, volunteering at various times at the Hornell Senior Center, Steuben County Public Health Nursing Service, the Hornell Public Library where she served as a board member, and the Pro-Action Meals on Wheels Program.

She was married on October 1, 1955 in St. Ann’s Church to Kenneth R. Diehl who died September 11, 2012.  She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jim Dagon (died 1983) and John McRoberts (died 2006); 1 sister, Lucy Ellen Livingston (died 2008).

Surviving are 2 sons, Kenneth (Peggy) Diehl of Pittsford and Kevin (Christine) Diehl of Hornell; 2 daughters, Elizabeth (Jeff) Argentieri of Groveland and Gretchen (Pat) Baia of Amsterdam, NY; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews.

There will be no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 AM  at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

Joan’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to either the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Dr., Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Hornell Public Library, 64 Genesee St., Hornell, NY 14843 or to St. Ann’s Academy, PO Box 446, Hornell, NY 14843.

Helen M. Remchuk

Helen Remchuk

Helen M. Remchuk – (75) – of 8379 Oak Hill Rd., Savona, died early Friday morning (October 8, 2021) at Corning Hospital following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on November 17, 1945, she was the daughter of Warren & Ruth (Norton) Conkey.

Helen grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1963).  While in high school she worked part time in the bookkeeping department of Steuben Trust Company and briefly became a full time bookkeeper following high school graduation.

Moving to Avoca in 1963 where she resided for about 12 years, Helen was employed in the bookkeeping department of Robert Adair Company which sold safety equipment.  From 1975 – 1981 she lived in Bath, NY and began working for Steuben – Alleghany BOCES.

In 1981 she met her future husband, Dennis Remchuk and, following a “long engagement”, they were married on October 24, 1998.  From 1981 – 1992 they resided in Campbell, NY and have lived in Savona since 1992.  Throughout the years, Helen continued working for Steuben – Allegany BOCES and retired in 2001 as a Senior Accountant.

Throughout the years, Helen & Dennis enjoyed taking many cruises and especially enjoyed their Eastern Caribbean Cruises, Western Caribbean Cruises and Alaskan Cruises.  They also loved caring for their many pet dogs.  Helen was a self-proclaimed “Shop-A-Holic and also loved going to the movies.

Helen was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Phyllis Donahue, Christine Gensler, Vivian Congdon and Jeanne Sackett; and also her brother, Michael Conkey.

Surviving are her husband, Dennis Remchuk; 4 children, Kimberly (Richard) Smith of Bath, Mark (Dawn) Towner of Avoca, Ann (Rosie Tears) Remchuk of Beaver Dams, NY and Christine (John Lavelle) Gutierrez of North Carolina; 2 sisters, Kathleen Sexton of Hornell and Lois Jimerson of Hornell; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; several nieces & nephews.

At Helen’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

Helen’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd., Hornell, NY 14943 or to St. Jude Children’s  Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105

Robert C. Maynard

Cameron, NY

Robert C. Maynard – 71 – of 6677 County Route 119,  Cameron, NY, died Monday (October 4, 2021) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in Flint, MI on August 8, 1950, he was the son of Robert & Loretta (slack) Maynard.

Bob was employed as a truck driver for most of his adult life.  He has resided in the Cameron area for the past 35 years.

He is survived by his children, Jennifer Drat, Kenneth Maynard, Jonathan Maynard and Billy Jack Salius.

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.

Rosemary L. Burley

Rosemary Burley

Rosemary L. Burley – 74 – of 8938 County Route 52, Arkport, NY (Town of Burns), died  unexpectedly Tuesday evening (October 5, 2021) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville where she had been taken by ambulance after being stricken at home.

Born in Hornell on September 16, 1947, she was the daughter of Lester & Delores (Manhart) Wing.

Rosemary grew up in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1966).  She was married on September 24, 1966 to Francis “Fran” Burley who survives.  For 21 years, Rosemary & Fran resided in many locations following the path that his US Navy career led them.  Some of these locations included New York, Virginia, California, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Florida, returning to the Arkport area in 2002.

A devoted member of the United Methodist Church on Webbs Crossing Road, Rosemary was a member of the attendance committee and taught Sunday School for children.  She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Canaseraga American Legion.  Rosemary was a talented “craft worker” who enjoyed sewing, knitting and creating beautiful quilts.  She was also a talented artist who enjoyed painting and loved writing children’s literature.  She was an excellent cook and loved watching Tennis matches on TV.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Holbrook.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Francis “Fran” Burley; 2 sons, Lester Burley of Hornell and Gregory (Missy) Burley of Jacksonville, FL; 1 sister, Marjorie McDaniel of Canisteo; 4 grandchildren, Abbie Burley, Allen Burley, Andrew Burley and Jackson Burley; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Rosemary L. Burley will receive friends on Saturday (October 9, 2021) from 11:00 AM until 12:00 (Noon) at the United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Webbs Crossing Road and North Main Street Ext.  A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Lenny Fuller officiating.

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

Rosemary’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the United Methodist Church, 7528 North Main St. Ext., Hornell, NY 148943.

Michael J. Argentieri

Michael Argentieri

Michael J. “Arg” Argentieri – 68 – of 373 Canisteo St., Hornell, died Wednesday afternoon (September 29, 2021) at Hornell Gardens, following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on November 18, 1952, he was the son of Joseph & Lois (Campbell) Argentieri.

Mike grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1970).  While at HHS, he played cornet in the school band and served as Drum Major in the marching band.

Following high school graduation, Arg attended Syracuse University where he majored in music.  He later graduated from Alfred University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

In his younger years, Mike served as bartender & pizza maker at Down by the Station, a popular restaurant/bar in Hornell.  He later tended bar at the former Knights of Columbus in Hornell.  For several years Mike was employed at the former Foster-Wheeler Corporation in Dansville and for many years served as a substitute teacher, primarily at the Hornell High School where he enjoyed working with and touching the lives of the students.  More recently he was employed at the City of Hornell Department of Public Works.

Mike had been a member of the Hornell Knights of Columbus and the Carducci Lodge (Sons of Italy).  He had a deep love & appreciation of all music and was well known as a talented piano player.  He enjoyed playing golf and rooting for the Buffalo Bills (NFL) and New York Yankees (MLB).  Mike was a Big Fan of The Three Stooges and always enjoyed a good laugh.  His friendly personality and humorous way of “looking at life” will be greatly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him!  A nicer human being never walked the face of the earth!

Arg was preceded in death by his parents, Joe & Lois Argentieri; 2 brothers-in-law, Richard Benesch and Jim Benjamin.

Surviving are 2 sisters, Janice “Jan” Benjamin of Mebane, NC and Diane Benesch of Hornell; his brother, David (Linda) Argentieri of Forest Hill, MD; nieces & nephews, Amanda Benesch, Josh (Emma) Benjamin, Sara (Andrew) Lake, Kali (Kevin Putnam) Benjamin, Megan Argentieri & Andrew Argentieri; great-nieces & great- nephews, Cameron Hyer, Riley Hyer, Owen Hyer, Charlotte Benjamin, Abby Lake, Alexander Lake & Oliver Lake.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Dagon Funeral Home at a date & time to be announced with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

A heartfelt “Thank-You” goes out to the wonderful staff & caregivers at Hornell Gardens.  Your professionalism and compassion in making Mike’s final days easier and dignified is appreciated and will never be forgotten!

Mike’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.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

Thomas J. “Jigs” Giglio

Thomas Giglio

Thomas J. “Jigs” Giglio – 72 – formerly of Hornell, died Saturday (September 25, 2021) at the Taylor Health Nursing Facility in Bath, where he resided for the past 15 months.

Born in Hornell on August 24, 1949, he was the son of Cannon & Gloria (Crooks) Giglio.

Jigs grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1967).  He had been employed as a diesel mechanic at the former Erie Railroad, Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Conrail.  For several years he worked at the former Foster-Wheeler Corporation in Dansville and later was employed as a mechanic at Morrison-Knudson (MK) Corporation and Alstom Corporation in Hornell, retiring about 14 years ago.

He was a former member of the Hornell Moose Lodge, Hornell Elks Lodge, Hornell Association and the Carducci Lodge Sons of Italy.  Jigs enjoyed hunting & fishing and was an avid New York Giants (NFL) and New York Yankee (MLB) fan.  He loved horse racing and considered the OTB his “second home.”

Tom was preceded in death by the “Love of His Life”, Liz Wilsey; and his brother-in-law, Kevin Crosby.

Surviving are his son, Bobby Giglio of Hornell; his former daughter-in-law, Pam Giglio; his daughter, Diana (Martin) Lister of Tennessee; 5 sisters, Patricia (Don) Howe of Hornell, Julie (Mike) Mullen of Canisteo, Kim (Frankie Morris) Anderson of Elberton, GA, Kelly (Rob) Griffin of Hornell and Lisa Crosby of Hornell; 1 brother, Mark (Pam) Giglio of Buffalo; 5 grandchildren, Kelsi Giglio, Kali Giglio, Anna Lister, Ethan Lister & Alex Lister; many nieces, nephews & cousins.

At Jigs’ request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Carducci Lodge (Sons of Italy), Erie Ave., Hornell, NY.

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

Jigs’ family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY  14620.

Joseph D. “Danny” Chiappini

Joseph Chiappini

Joseph D. “Danny” Chiappini – 89 – of 2341 County Route 109, Hornell (Town of Howard), died Monday morning (September 20, 2021) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in San Antonio, TX on November 10, 1931, he was the son of Lambert & Evelyn (Drew) Chiappini.

Danny grew up in Patterson, NJ and attended vocational school.  He resided for a time in Lodi, NJ and for 17 years was employed as a mechanic in Ridgewood, NJ.

Moving to Hornell in 1985, Danny was employed as head custodian at the Alfred University College of Ceramics.  He retired in 1995.

A skilled mechanic, carpenter, plumber & electrician, Danny enjoyed spending time watching TV (History Channel and educational programs) and was an avid reader of educational books.

Danny was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Chiappini and his half-brother, Leonard Polito.

He was married in Lodi, NJ on October 15, 1955 to the former Claire Bonin who survives.  Also surviving are his daughter, Victoria Chiappini of Arizona; his son, Derek (Sandy) Chiappini of New Jersey; 1 sister, Elizabeth Sekeed; 2 grandchildren, Madeline Chiappini and Nicholas Chiappini.

At Danny’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the Chiappini Family Cemetery, Town of Howard.

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

Danny’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to Faith in Action, 20 Broadway Mall. PO Box 117, Hornell, NY 14843.