Frederick E. Wessels, of Hornell

HORNELL-Frederick E. Wessels, 78, of Genesee St., passed away Sunday (March 10, 2019) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Born in Hornell, NY, November 17, 1940, the son of Seward F. and Thelma (Isaman) Wessels, he had resided in Hornell most of his life. Fred was a very community oriented man; he was the vice-president of Rural Cemetery Association, a member of the Hornell Kiwanis Club, the Hornell AMVETS Riders and was on the Board of Directors for the Hornell Campfire Girls. Fred was a retiree of the NYS Phone Company. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Airforce from 1960-1966.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife; Elizabeth (MacLeod) Wessels, a daughter; Jennifer Lynn Wessels and a sister; June E. Lindeman.

He is survived by a daughter; Linda Cwik of Hornell, 2 sons; Scott (Cheryl Hawkins) Wessels of Nichols, NY, and Brett (Christina) Wessels of Hornell, grandchildren; Dillian Wessels, Austin Wessels, Madysen Wessels, Brittany Clark, Kindra Wessels and Tabitha Wessels, great-grandchildren; Treyvon Callicutt, Zeavion McKenzie, Ellie Richards and Jack Richards, 1 sister; Ann (the late John) Hicks of Branchport as well as nieces and nephews.

To send a remembrance to the family, please visit or on Facebook @brownpowersfh. The family is being assisted by David W. Ames, Director

The family will be present on Saturday March 23rd, 2019 from 10 AM-1 PM, at the Bender – Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St, Hornell, a memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 1 PM, Howard Kemp officiating, a luncheon will follow at the Hornell AMVETS. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Hornell AMVETS, 28 Broadway Mall, Hornell, NY 14843.