HORNELL-Charles E. “Chuck” McCollumn, Sr., 70, of State Route 21 (Thacherville), passed away Thursday evening (Feb. 18, 2021) at St. James Hospital in Hornell after a brief illness.
Born in Hornell on March 12, 1950, he was a son of the late Donald J. and Winifred (Martin) McCollumn. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by one brother, Donald R. “Mel” McCollumn and two sisters, Sandra Hurd and Jeanette Butler.
A lifelong resident of Hornell, Chuck was a graduate of Alfred Almond-Central School, class of 1970.
He was employed by the Foster-Wheeler Energy Corp. in Dansville and was also a self-employed contractor; before he retired he was employed for Steuben Trust Company in Hornell as a maintenance supervisor.
Chuck enjoyed mowing his lawn and watching western movies and Gunsmoke on TV. He especially loved his grandchildren and spending time with them and attending their sporting events and dance recitals.
His loving family includes two children, Charles “Chuck” Jr. (Barbara) McCollumn and Angela (Troy) Jenkins all of Hornell; their mother, Rosemarie McCollumn of Hornell; four grandchildren, Noah and Zaine Jenkins and Meredith and Maelyn McCollumn; his special “grand dog,” Shooter; one sister, Nancy Dugo of Hornell; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 23, 2021) at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, where a private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Dudley Jenkins officiating. A committal service and interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont. THOSE ATTENDING THE CALLING HOURS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK AND USE HAND SANITIZER AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AFTER ENTERING THE FUNERAL HOME.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to either Faith In Action, P.O. Box 117, Hornell or to the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to assist Chuck’s family with the arrangements.
Online condolences or remembrances of Chuck are welcomed on the Facebook page of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. or at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.