Edward “Ed” VanLeuvan

Edward E. “Ed” VanLeuvan – 74 – of 4249 Turnpike Road, Canisteo, NY (Town of Howard), died Saturday evening (May 14, 2022) at his home, following a brief illness.

Born in Otisville, NY on December 19, 1947, he was the son of Edward & Lillian (Stacey) VanLeuvan.

Ed grew up in Mount Hope, NY and was a graduate of Minisink Valley Central School (Class of 1966).

He was employed for 32 years at IBM Corporation.  Throughout the years, Ed traveled extensively throughout the world as a Project Manager for IBM until his retirement in 1999.

On June 28, 1969, Ed married his high school sweetheart, Judith “Judy” Smith.  They lived, built a home and raised their family in Slate Hill, NY where they resided from 1974 – 2006 at which time they moved to Western New York to be near their daughters.

Ed was an avid hunter and especially loved hunting “Big Game” such as deer & bear.  He was a member of the Bath Rod & Gun Club and also a member of the Bath Elks Lodge.  He also loved rooting for the New York Mets and the New York Jets.

Ed’s most loved role however, was that of Grandpa.  Tucker was his “little buddy” and he spent endless hours playing catch, throwing batting practice, and catching pitches.  The relationship that he had with Tucker was something beautiful to watch and something Tucker will cherish forever.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his sisters, Gloria Knapp, Helen Rumsey and Lillian Maurizzio.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 53 years, Judy VanLeuvan; 2 daughters, Brande Flaitz of Arkport and Aimee (Christopher) Parry of Hornell; 1 grandson, Tucker Flaitz of Arkport; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Edward E. “Ed” VanLeuvan will receive friends on Saturday, May 21 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.  A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

Ed’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Howard Volunteer Fire Department, 3622 County Route 70A, Avoca, NY  14809.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com

Robert Wildman

Bath, New York

Robert L. “Bob” Wildman – 90 – of 10 Birch St., Bath, NY, passed away peacefully Saturday morning (May 14, 2022) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in Flint, MI on June 2, 1931, he was the son of Leland & Clara (Woodcock) Wildman.

Bob grew up in Flint, MI where he graduated from high school (class of 1949). He was a veteran of the National Guard and the US Air Force and served while stationed in Korea during the Korean Conflict. Bob was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Elks Lodge.

Following his honorable discharge from the US Air Force, Bob moved to Phoenix. He later decided to continue his education and eventually received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona in Flagstaff, AZ.

He resided in Flagstaff, AZ and Winslow, AZ for several years while getting his degree. After college Bob returned to Phoenix where he was employed in the accounting departments of both Coca-Cola Corporation and Motorola Corporation. He later owned & operated Harry’s Pool Service in Phoenix, a business that he purchased from his father-in-law and retired in 2005.

In his younger years, Bob enjoyed his time as a roller rink referee, football coach, and referee. A true outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping, boating, & fishing with his family.

Bob has been a resident of the Bath, NY area for the past 6 years. While in Bath, NY he was a member of the Gateway Community Church of Avoca.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Kathleen (Kepner) Wildman who died in 2002 and his third wife, Dorothy Hall who died in 2016; his son, Doug Wildman; his step-son, Rob Forward; 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Surviving are his 2 daughters, Kimberly (Laurie Howe) Wildman of Bath and Diane; his step-daughter, Tracy Sinnard of Douglas, WY; along with several grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on June 5th at 12:30 following Sunday services with a light lunch at Gateway Community Church at 11 Griswald St., Avoca, NY with Rev. Claudia Browning officiating.

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

Bob’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to Disabled American Veterans, any “No Kill” Animal Shelter, or Gateway Community Church.

His final resting place along with his wife Kathleen (Kathy) Wildman will be at Flint Memorial Park in Morris, Michigan amongst his family at a later date.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com

Harold “Hal” Severin

Falls Church, VA

Harold “Hal” Severin – 93 – of Falls Church, VA, died unexpectedly Friday evening (May 13, 2022) at his home.

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

Diane Lee Chick

Diane Lee Chick – 67 – of 1190 County Route 66, Hornell, died unexpectedly on Thursday (May 12, 2022) at her home.

Born in Scranton, PA on September 26, 1954, she was the daughter of Floyd & Marie (Judson Barber) VanHouter and the step-daughter of James Barber.

Diane grew up in Geneva, NY and was a graduate of Geneva High School (class of 1973).  She later received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Cayuga Community College becoming a Licensed Registered Nurse.

While living in Hannibal, NY, she had been employed at the Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego and also the Frank C. Meyer Health Center in Oswego.

A resident of the Hornell area for the past 25 years, Diane was employed as a registered nurse at the Bath VA Medical Center in Bath and also worked for Allegany County as a traveling nurse.

In her younger years, Diane enjoyed ceramics and making pottery and in recent years was an avid NASCAR fan, her favorite drivers being Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliot, and Joey Logano.

In addition to her parents and step-father, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Jim VanHouter, Floyd VanHouter, Ronnie Wheeler and her sister Shelia Wheeler; her second husband, Robert “Bob” Barber who died in 1996.

Surviving are her son, Jason Stevenson of Hamersville, OH; her daughter, Jamie Stevenson of Cattaraugus, NY; her partner, Mark Baird of Conesus, NY; 2 former husbands, George Stevenson and Charlie Chick; her brother, Bruce (Margaret) Wheeler of Anderson, SC; her sister, Karen Jones of Easley, SC; several nieces & nephews.

At Diane’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services & a “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date.  Final interment will be in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.

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

Diane’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com

Gary C. Lloyd

Andover, NY  /  Alfred, NY

 

I watch the woods

could it be,

or is it the woods

just watching me

                                                —  Gary C. Lloyd

 

Gary C. Lloyd – 79 – of 4992 County Road #12, Andover (Town of Alfred) died early Wednesday morning (May 11, 2022) at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, following a long illness.

Gary was born in Hornell on October 9, 1942, the son of Charles (Mahoney) & Eva (Saxton) Lloyd. Gary was a naturalist since he was a small boy.  He roamed the streams, forests, and fields of his grandparents’ land to observe and interact with all manner of winged, furred, scaled, and web-footed creatures.  Gary learned to hunt, fish, and trap as a child, which required him to be still and blend in with his natural surroundings, listening and watching.

Gary grew up in Hornell, surrounded by cadavers, as his father was an undertaker and operated a funeral home.  He was fascinated by chemical reactions, as he played with his chemistry set in a hidden chamber of the basement of his parents’ funeral home.

 

Graduating from Hornell High School in 1960, Gary was a member of the HHS wrestling team, where in 1958 he placed 2nd in the NYSPHSAA Section V Class A Wrestling Quarter Finals (Allegany–Steuben County).  He also played soccer for Hornell, and was awarded MVP for his position as the “center forward.”  Once, when driving down the streets of Hornell with his best friend Dick Gray, he shouted to a pretty brunette he really liked, “Remember Gary Lloyd!”  He notoriously drove a hearse around town, often to pick up this same brunette for a date – his favorite lady, Mary Jane Girondo, whom he married in 1964.

Following high school graduation, he attended St. Bonaventure University for two years and later transferred to Utica College of Syracuse University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1965.  He received his Master’s degree in Education from SUNY Geneseo in 1978.

Gary stumbled into teaching during the teacher shortage of the 1960s, and soon realized that it was one of his many callings in life.  He went on to teach Biology and AP Biology at Alfred Almond Central School for 30+ years.  Often described by his former students as a “legend,” Gary (“Mr. Lloyd”) was known for his wild stories about “wee beasties,” his unusual attire, and the many pickled animal parts he kept in jars around his classroom.  One such creature, a pernicious roundworm, was said to emerge from a woman’s nose as she slept.  Mr. Lloyd dressed all in camouflage and wore a turtle claw around his neck, which frequently sparked a conversation about his adventures defeating the turtle when it began killing “his” baby geese.  Mr. Lloyd’s animated storytelling, unconventional teaching approaches, and nontraditional forms of wisdom and academic encouragement inspired many of his students to pursue studies in natural science, or to chase — with discipline and stubborn perseverance — whatever life goals they wished for.  During his teaching years, he served as a wrestling and soccer coach. In 1970 the students dedicated the A-A yearbook to him.  He retired in 1998, just after his daughter graduated from Alfred-Almond.

Gary was a master fisherman, hunter, and trapper who enjoyed teaching his skills to his children and grandchildren. He was careful and observant, immersing himself in a local ecosystem in order to truly understand and commune with the wildlife he stalked.  He taught his son Tim the hunting and trapping ways of the woods from an early age.  Gary took Tim and his friend Paul Spencer to “Turkey Calling” seminars in the mid 70’s when turkey hunting was really taking off in the area. He hunted turkey and deer for decades with Tim, and also hunted raccoons with Tim and his old beloved Blue Tick Coon Hound, “Jack,” for many years. They trapped fox, muskrat, mink, and raccoon for many years together.

He fished local ponds as well as the Finger Lakes, pulling many “all-nighters” fishing for trout with the old propane lights hanging over the water to bring up the sawbellies. He went deep-sea fishing off the Outer Banks in 1974, and caught a magnificent 268 pound blue marlin. When visiting his sister Sheila in North Carolina, he went deep-sea fishing again with his family in 1996, catching tuna, mahi mahi, king mackerel, and marlin. After a grueling 57-hour course and test, Gary was awarded his marine captain’s license in 2001.  He won many fishing and hunting accolades over the years, including the the grand prize at the 9th annual National Lake Trout Derby on Seneca Lake in 1972 and several tournaments in the late 1990s including a tournament on Keuka Lake with his son Tim.  His parents lived on Conesus Lake for several years, where he fished with his father and his son heavily for northern pike, tiger muskie, and did ice fishing as well.  He fished Canandaigua lake in the 1970s, Keuka Lake extensively in the late 1990s, but always said that his favorite finger lake was Hemlock Lake because it is so preserved and wild.

Gary also became an activist leader in the late 1980s when New York State tried to install a nuclear waste facility in Allegany County.  In 1989, Gary co-founded ACNAG (Allegany County Non-Violent Action Group) and became a memorable player in the “anti-dump” movement by advocating for civil disobedience as the best way to organize against and successfully resist the state mandate. Gary is a central character in Thomas V. Peterson’s 2002 nonfiction book Linked Arms: A Rural Community Resists Nuclear Waste, which describes how rural, ordinary people in Allegany County worked tirelessly together to prevent the nuclear waste facility. ACNAG members wore red armbands and stood on the front lines, indicating that they were willing to be arrested.  Gary was arrested on May 31, 1989, and spoke on the news several times about why he felt so strongly about the unacceptable nature of a nuclear waste facility in Allegany County. When gifting a copy of Peterson’s book to his parents, Gary wrote, “we accomplished what was said to be the impossible. […We] defeated a fifty million dollar state-mandated project without the use of violence. Let our actions of civil disobedience help set a hallmark precedent for what people can do for their county and country.”

A spirited entrepreneur, Gary channeled his love for hunting into his business, Deerskin Products, which he started in 1987.  People all over western New York have bought deerskin gloves from Gary over the years, and though the business is now gone, the durability of the gloves ensures that many will continue to enjoy his gloves for years to come.

Gary is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Girondo) Lloyd; his son, Timothy Lloyd of Alfred Station; his daughter, Hilarie (David Walker) Lloyd of Pittsford; his sister, Sheila (Randy Smith) Lloyd of Bannon, OR; and 5 grandchildren, Amanda Lloyd, Annie Lloyd, Benjamin Lloyd, Alistar Lloyd-Walker and Aurora Lloyd-Walker. In 1997, Gary completed his alcohol rehabilitation at Chit Chat Westfield, and was sober for 3 years afterward.  In 2014, Gary and Mary Jane celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner party at The Main Place in Hornell.

Gary touched the lives of many people over the course of his life as a teacher, friend, father, brother, son, and grandfather.  He genuinely cared about people and his community.  He will be greatly missed by many who knew him.  Think of “Mr. Lloyd” when you encounter a creature. Think of Gary when you “follow the track of the white tail,” and watch closely and listen as you explore the tangle of life in a field, forest, or pond.  Pay attention to toads, as Gary urged us to do in one of his most memorable poems, “Ode to a Toad.”

 

“On a dark and misty night,

when you’re walking all about,

keep your eyes on the ground,

because all the toads are out.

When you fondle little toads,

You could never get a wart,

So just jostle them gently,

for it’s nature they support.”

(from “Ode to a Toad,”

Gary C. Lloyd, 1992)

 

 

At Gary’s request, there will be no calling hours or religious services.  Instead, a “Celebration of Life” will be held in late July, 2022.  Venison and wild leeks will be on the menu.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gary Lloyd’s name can be made to A.E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Co.’s volunteer fire department and Emergency Medical Services.  Tax-free donations help these volunteers purchase the equipment and supplies they need to provide fire and EMS services at no cost to their patients or their insurance companies.  (4 Main Street, Box 582, Alfred, NY 14802, 607-587-8880)

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com

Eleanor M. Carbonell

Eleanor M. Carbonell – 69 – of 71 Church St. Court, Hornell, died early Monday morning (May 9, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a long illness.

Born in Brockport, NY on April 23, 1953, she was the daughter of Owen & Loretta (Glick) Donohue.

Eleanor grew up in Brockport and was employed as a Lifeguard during her teen years. She moved to the Rochester area in the mid 1970s and has lived in the Hornell area since 1996.

A proud “Stay At Home” mom for most of her adult life, Eleanor enjoyed raising her children. Her greatest joy came from her children. She took great pleasure in being a mom. In her younger years she loved swimming. She loved to go to Charlotte Beach. She also loved to draw. She would doodle on paper while talking on the phone and it would be a drawing when she was done with it. She enjoyed taking long walks.  She had a deep appreciation for nature and the great outdoors and loved being outside on a beautiful day and smelling the fresh air. When she could no longer go for walks she had a picture of trees put on the wall so she could see it while sitting on the couch. For the most part that became her outdoors.

Eleanor loved watching TV and also loved spending time in the kitchen cooking her favorite cuisines such as Stuffed Peppers, Chili, Spanish Rice and Green Bean Casserole in a Crockpot. She loved her daughter Rachel’s Roasted Potatoes, Acini De Pepe fruit salad, Tri Pasta Salad, Tuna Salad, Chili, Goulash and Crustless Pumpkin Pie in a Crockpot.  She loved her daughter Prestina’s Mac and Cheese, Chicken Alfredo and Roasted Cauliflower.  Some of her favorite foods were Egg Salad Sandwiches, Lays Potato Chips Burger King Whoppers, Popeye’s Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Philly Cheese Steaks, JC’S Café Steak Bombers, Billy Schu’s Goulash, Giovanni’s Pizza, Italian Villas Stuffed Peppers, Wendy’s Vanilla Frosty and Tom Wahl’s and Five Guys Burgers. Her favorite Ice Cream was Vanilla.

Eleanor’s favorite color was Sage Green. She loved to go to the Rochester zoo.  Her favorite animal was the Elephant. Her favorite song was Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry Be Happy.

She was a proud and loyal member of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Canisteo.

Eleanor was preceded in death by three former husbands, William Gouger, Marble Spikes and Preston Rhodes; as well as 14 siblings.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Carbonell of Buffalo; 6 children, Rachel Gouger of Canisteo, Lea Spikes of Rochester, Marble (Deidra Good) Spikes of Rochester, Prestina (Lawrence Paul Thomas) Rhodes of Rochester, Adam Carbonell of Hornell and Angel Carbonell of Hornell; 1 brother, Roger Donohue of Albion and 2 sisters, Pat Calhoun of Missouri and Mary Stamp of Lockport, 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; 3 step children; several step-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews.

At Eleanor’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.

Eleanor’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made as donations to Jehovah’s Witnesses World Wide Work at JW.ORG.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com

Mary E. Micglire

Mary E. Micglire – 81 – formerly of Hornell & Canisteo, passed early Saturday morning (April 30, 2022) at the Clifton Springs Nursing Facility in Clifton Springs, NY where she resided for the past four years.

Born in Greenwood, NY on June 27, 1940, she was the daughter of George & Ina (McCormick) Burdick.

Mary grew up in Greenwood and was a graduate of Greenwood Central School (class of 1958).  Following high school graduation, she began babysitting for the children of Carmen “Carl” Micglire.  Eventually Mary & Carl fell in love and were married on December 10, 1969.

Residing in the Hornell – Canisteo area for most of her adult life, Mary had been employed at the former Marian Rohr Corporation, the Squirrel’s Nest Motel in Alfred, Loohns Cleaners in Hornell and the Coachlight Motel in Hornell.

Mary was a spiritual woman who was raised Catholic and was devoted to saying the Rosary.  She had been a member of the Red Hat Society and was an artist who enjoyed sketching, painting, crafts & crocheting.  She also loved playing bingo at the various nursing homes where she resided over the past several years.  She was very thankful for her granddaughter, Ashley, who would always do so much for her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carmen “Carl” Micglire; her son, Scott Micglire; 2 grandsons, Mark McGregor & Matt Holley; 4 sisters, Gertrude Falkner, Frances Griffin, Ellen Faubert and Ruth Burdick; 1 brother, Merle Burdick.

Surviving are her children, Laura Micglire of Hornell, Jeffrey (Linda) Micglire of Wayland, Kimberly Mosher of Hornell and Anna (Jason) Holley of Tennessee; her son-in-law, Oris Mosher of Hornell; her daughter-in-law, Brandy Micglire of Missouri; several step-children; 16 grandchildren, Carla (Brian) Dodge, Elizabeth Edwards, Barbara Edwards, Allison Micglire, Skyler Chace, Ashley Micglire, Sara Shroyer, Devon (Laken) Mullen, Travis Holley, Michelle Holley, Mike Holley,  Brelynn Micglire, Maciann Micglire, Reilee Marsh, Izadora Micglire & Jennifer Sauerbier; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

The family of Mary E. Micglire will receive friends on Saturday (May 14, 2022) from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.  A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.  Final interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, NY.

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

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com

Virginia “Ginny” Pearson

Hornell, New York

Virginia Romayne “Ginny” Pearson of Melrose Florida died on March 01, 2022 at Haven Hospice Care Center in Palatka Florida.

She was born in Canisteo on June 06, 1940 and was the daughter of Gladys Conrad Brown of Hornell.

Ginny moved to the Gainesville area in late 1969. She had been employed as a waitress in the restaurant industry, and also worked at the Lil Champs and Seven Eleven’s.  Ginny had also been employed at K’Mart, Scotty’s Lumber Company and the Rancher.

In 1985, Ginny began working for the City of Gainesville then GRU as a meter reader.  She later retired from the Gainesville Police Department after 20 years as a Police Service Technician.

Ginny was a loving and caring person.  She loved spending time with her family & friends and also enjoyed working in her yard and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her late husband Roy C. Pearson; her mother, Gladys Conrad Brown; her brothers, Richton Brown, James Brown, Theodore “Ted” Brown and Darrell Brown; her sisters, Sharon Perkins and Veronica Piano; her grandson, Scott Hurd; and cousin, Monica Arnold.

Surviving are her husband David K Bartram of Melrose; daughter Dixie Rose Hurd; grandsons Matt Hurd & Tom Hurd of Belmont NY; sisters, Kathleen L Updyke of Arkport, and Pat Benjamin of Oswego; sister-in-law, Norberta Brown of West Seneca; several nieces, nephews & cousins.

Ginny was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Johnson Florida. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at her Church on April 02, 2022 at 11:00 AM. for family and friends.

A private graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

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

In lieu of flowers we welcome a donation in Ginny’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com

Thomas E. Marshall

Thomas Edward Marshall passed away April 26th 2022. He lived in Cohocton New York and was the beloved partner of Thomas E. O’Grady for the past 39 years.

Tom was born in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan on December 19, 1950 to Clara and Eugene Marshall who have both preceded him in death. He was 4th out of nine children, all whom are still living except his brother Richard who preceded him in death.

After moving to Rogers City, he sailed on the Great Lakes freighters as 2nd cook. In the 80’s he moved to Rochester New York where he worked as a baker untill he retired.

Tom’s passion in life was music, mainly opera and classical.  He played piano and had a beautiful tenor voice that blessed everyone that heard him.  He loved his family, his cats, baking goodies, camping and in recent years gardening.

Tom is survived by his partner, Tom O’Grady and Tom’s sister Maureen Winch; brothers David (Kathleen) Marshall of Texas, Gerald (Gail) Marshall of Costa Rica, Stephan (Pamela) Marshall of California; his sisters Dorothy (Martin) Burger of New Jersey, Mary (Mark) Corwin of New York/Florida, Teresa (Ralph) Kott of Michigan and Catherine Marshall of Michigan; 7 nieces, Debbie Burr, Laura Loukedis, Janet (Josh) Lenahan, Mrs Jennifer Gandolfo, Mrs Kimberly Sevic, Claire (Gary) Hlavka and Clara Rose Marshall; 8 nephews, Jeffery Marshall, James (Ellen) Marshall, Chris (Kathy) Burger, James (Alex)  Eustice-Corwin, Ian (Amy) Marshall, Rocky Marshall, Robert Marshall and Eugene Marshall; along with numerous great nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial this summer when he is buried with his parents in Michigan.

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

Tom’s family request that that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to WXXI.org — https://www.wxxi.org/support or to The Food Bank of the Southern Tier — https://www.foodbankst.org

Moritz Hannon Flohr, Jr.

Moritz Hannon “Mort” Flohr, Jr., 85, born August 8, 1936, formerly of Canisteo, died October 24, 2021, in Virginia.

Mort graduated from Canisteo High School in 1954 and immediately started working for the Radio Station, WLEA. He was very humerous, while he gave the weather report, and other items. His show was called “Mort’s Corner.” Mort’s quick wit was enjoyed by all, with many followers.

He was pre-deceased by his father, Moritz Flohr of Canisteo, his stepmother, Agnes, and his mother, Pat, of Florida.

After working at WLEA, he was drafted into the US Army, serving in Europe at the end of his term. Following his discharge, he moved to Norfolk, Virginia, where he worked for a radio & TV station until his retirement a few years ago, at which time he moved to Chesapeake, VA and lived comfortably with his sweet kitty.

Mort is survived by his close lifelong friend, Floryann Walker, who currently lives on the Cape in Massachusetts.

His relatives include three first cousins: Joan Coleman of Hornell, Joseph Callahan of Hornell and Michael Callahan of Liverpool, NY.

A private graveside service will be held at the family plot in Howard Cemetery later this spring.  Local funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.