Patrick D. “Pat” VanGorden, of Hornell

Patrick D. “Pat” VanGorden, 58, of 449 Canisteo St., Hornell, died unexpectedly Thursday morning (March 29, 2018) at his home.

Born in Corning, NY on August 8, 1959, he was the son of James & Diane (Coon) VanGorden.

Pat grew up in the Corning – Addison area and was a graduate of Addison High School (class of 1977). He later graduated from Corning Hospital School of Radiology and became a licensed x-ray technician. For several years he was employed as an x-ray technician at the Corning Hospital

When he moved to Hornell over 30 years ago, Pat enjoyed attending self help groups. He liked watching sporting events on TV — especially football & baseball. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting & fishing. He also shared a very special bond with his maternal grandmother, Ruth Coon.

Pat was preceded in death by his sister, Vicki McKenzie.

Surviving are 2 brothers, James (Christine) VanGorden of Painted Post and Mike VanGorden of Charlotte, NC; his dear friend Barbara Caparulo; several nieces & nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his dear friends, Eric Iannone and Keith Mitchell.

At Pat’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with final interment in Rural Cemetery.

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

Pat’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843.