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Hunter S. Kolesar, of Hornell

HORNELL-Hunter S. Kolesar, 19, of the Reservoir Road, formerly of Alfred Station, passed away Thursday (Jan. 1, 2015) at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.


Born in Ft. Pierce, Fla. on Oct. 23, 1995, Hunter graduated with the class of 2014 at Alfred-Almond Central School, where he participated in various sports, excelling in wrestling. He also graduated from the Steuben-Allegany County BOCES, Wildwood Campus in Hornell, where he studied heavy equipment.


Hunter was an avid hunter and fisherman and especially enjoyed spending time with his many friends.


His loving family includes his mother and step-father, Bobby Jo and Shawn LaVerde of Hornell; his father, David Kolesar of Lady Lake, Fla.; his son, Dane Scott Kolesar of Michigan; Danes’ mother, Kendra Troutman, also of Michigan; his sister, Alyssa (Dustin) Austin of Alfred Station; his two nieces, Leah and Alexa Lynn Austin; his brother, Brett Michael Hurd (fiance’, Christine Reil) of Buffalo; his maternal grandparents, Teeka and Michael Sherman of West Almond; his maternal great-grandmother, Velma Sherman of Canisteo; his paternal grandfather, Fred (Cantina) Kolesar of Florida; also his many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Barbara Kolesar.


The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of Hunter Scott Kolesar.


Calling hours are from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Following the callings hours at 7 p.m. there will be a Celebration of Life at the Carducci Lodge (Sons of Italy), 70 Erie Ave., Hornell.


The family would appreciate the courtesy of no flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to a college fund to be established for his son, Dane, in care of Bobby Jo LaVerde, 7805 Reservoir Road, Hornell, N.Y. 14843 (please make checks payable to Dane Scott Kolesar) or to the Alfred-Almond Alumni Association, in care of Kathy Snyder, P.O. Box 1134, Alfred, N.Y. 14802. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.


Online condolences or remembrances of Hunter are welcomed at

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