David Studley, of Almond

David Studley, of Almond

Almond, NY – David J. Studley, 61, of 13 Main St., died Monday afternoon (March 31, 2014) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in North Hornell on April 15, 1952, he was the son of Richard & Eileen (Alexander) Studley.

Dave grew up in Almond and attended Alfred-Almond Central School. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving his country from 1969-1971 and again from 1973-1975. While in the US Navy, he was stationed in Naples, Italy running supplies to Navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea.

He worked for a time on the “rail gangs” at the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Conrail; as an electrician at Alfred University; and for Steuben County Buildings & Grounds. For nearly 40 years Dave was employed as a truck driver for several local businesses including Crowley’s Dairy, Covered Wagon, Southern Tier Concrete, Giles Trucking, Wegmans Express and AL Blades.

Dave was a life member & past commander of Hornell AMVETS where he served as a representative for Veterans Association of Volunteer Services. He was also a former member of the Arkport American Legion and the Hornell Eagles Club.

For many years, Dave enjoyed bowling, golfing and hunting. He also was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed camping.

He is married to the former Laurel Woolgar-Turner who survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Rebecca (Barb Collette) Studley of Popular Bluff, MO; 1 son, Michael (Brittany) Studley of Almond; 3 step-sons, Thomas (Tonya) Turner of Hornell, Jason (Michelle Magallanes) Turner of Almond and Sean (Jenalee) Turner of Howard; 1 sister, Cheryl McDaniel of Almond; 12 grandchildren, Tom IV, Joshua, Zachary, Chloe, Kayla, Kade, Nicholas, Alyssa, Carson, Emmy, Adelaide & Meredith; several nieces & nephews.

The family of David J. Studley will receive friends on Saturday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where funeral & committal services with full military honors will be held on Sunday at 3:00 PM with Pastor Steve Dygert officiating. Burial will be in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.

Dave’s family request that memorial contributions in his name be made to the AMVETS, Broadway Mall, Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

In recognition of Dave’s service to his country, the American Flag at the Dagon Funeral Home will be flown at half-staff.