John B. Cardamone, Jr., of the Town of Howard

HORNELL-John B. Cardamone, Jr., 67, of Graves Hill Road (Town of Howard), passed away early Sunday morning (Nov. 29, 2020) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, after a short illness, not related to the Coronavirus.

Born in Hornell on Nov. 4, 1953, he was a son of John B. Cardamone, Sr., who predeceased him on March 15, 2016 and Mary Theresa (DiNardo) Cardamone, who survives.

A lifelong resident of the Hornell area, John graduated from St. Ann’s School in 1968, Hornell High School in 1972 and received an associated degree from Alfred State College. While in high school he was a member of the football and baseball teams.

He was employed by the former Erie-Lackawanna Railroad and Conrail before he began his career with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT); retiring as a Highway Maintenance Supervisor in 2010. After his retirement he worked with Lenny Rose at Hess Tree Service and also assisted at Gordy’s Garage in Hornell.

John was an avid sports fan and loved the Mets, Penn State, the Buffalo Bills and the Hornell Red Raiders. He was a former Little League and Babe Ruth coach and at one time he hosted a local radio show called “Let’s Talk Sports.” John will be remembered for his wit and wisdom that he enjoyed sharing, not only with his own kids, but all those he considered as “his kids” that he coached throughout his life time. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and loved him!

His loving family includes his mother, Mary Theresa Cardamone of Hornell; two children, Maryjo Burd and John B. III (Deidra) Cardamone of Hornell; their mother, Judy Cardamone of Bath; three grandchildren; who were his pride and joy, Tommy Burd, Cody and Anthony Cardamone; his special friend and caring nurse, Karen Grillo of Hornell; two brothers, Francis (Liz) Cardamone of Hornell and their three children, Dominic, Grace and Richard Cardamone, and William (Lynne) Cardamone and their son, Michael Cardamone; one aunt, Helen Case of Hornell; one uncle Dominic (Janet) DiNardo of Corning; as well as several cousins.

Calling hours are 4-6 p.m. Friday (Dec. 4, 2020) at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. THOSE ATTENDING WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK, PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND USE HAND SANITIZER AFTER ENTERING THE FUNERAL HOME. A private prayer service will be held at the convenience of the family. A public Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.

The Met’s flag will proudly fly outside of the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in John’s memory.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory 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.

Online condolences or remembrances of John are welcomed on the Facebook page of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. or at

The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to assist John’s family with the arrangements.