BATH / HORNELL-David M. “Bubba” Glover, 76, of 4660 Stratton Rd., Bath, formerly of Hornell, died Friday afternoon (May 21, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a long illness.
Born in Hornell on August 22, 1944, he was the son of Homer & Betty (Rupert) Glover and a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
Dave grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1964). As he grew older, he liked to recall his youth as a time he spent walking on his hands. Indeed, he was a funny, agile, strong, handsome, charming, and energetic young man, full of life and determination. He fell in love with Paula early in life. They married on September 4, 1965 and built the kind of relationship everyone wants. For 55 years, they were the best of friends, supported each other without question, and regularly found reason to laugh. Paula felt lucky to have won the heart of such a “beautiful man.” Their adoration for one another only strengthened over the years. Family and friends recall the welcoming warmth of their home.
David taught us all what it means to be truly there for your family. He was an avid outdoorsman and shared this love, including hunting (especially deer) and fishing, with his children. He inspired and supported their love of sports. Throughout the years, he served as a coach for David and Kim’s teams–Little League, Cinderella Softball, and often the HHS Girls Softball Team. Never afraid to stand up for what he believed in, he defended and advocated for his family boldly and tirelessly. While he was an incredibly present husband and father, he found the energy to work three jobs to support his wife and children. Among the jobs he worked, he was employed for several years at the former Corbin Wood Products in Hornell. Later he worked as a machinist at the former SKF Industries and for many years at Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville. He retired about 14 years ago.
Over the years, he loved and cared for many animals, both dogs and cats. He enjoyed feeding birds, playing cards, and watching sports. He was a “die-hard” New York Yankee fan and also loved rooting for the Buffalo Bills—especially during the Super Bowl years.
In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Hannah Grace Glover.
He is survived by his wife, the former Paula Dailey; a son, David (Stephanie Andersen) Glover of Blandon, PA; a daughter, Kimberly (Patty Amidon) Glover of Arkport; a brother, Homer (Nancy) Glover of Rochester; a sister, Beverly Daggett of Penn Yan; 6 grandchildren, Tyler (Story) Glover, Kelsey (Deven) Peet, Emma Glover, Elianna Starr, Sophia Glover and Audrey Glover; several nieces & nephews; 2 dogs, Ruby and Betty; and 3 cats, Charlie, Mama, and Sonny.
For anyone who knew Bubba, his absence feels so very large. He brought life and laughter wherever he went. Without him, life will never be the same.
At Dave’s request there will be no calling hours. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a date & time to be announced.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Dave’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.
To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com.