HORNELL-Leo F. Crosby JR, 77, of 7477 Seneca Road, Hornell, died Monday afternoon (March 25, 2019) at Elderwood at Hornell Nursing Facility, following a long illness.
Born in North Hornell on July 30, 1941, he was the son of Leo & Rose (Generalli) Crosby.
Leo grew up in Hornell and attended Hornell High School. He had been employed for a time at the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad as an electrician apprentice.
Residing in Rochester, NY for nearly 40 years, Leo had been employed as a truck driver for Fay’s Drug Store and later as a bus driver for the Fairport School System. For many years, he owned his own Taxi Cab business in the Rochester area. Originally he owned & operated 3 cabs and primarily worked in conjunction with the Rochester airport. He eventually owned & operated Fairport Taxi and operated throughout the entire Rochester area. He moved back to Hornell about 9 years ago.
Leo enjoyed watching sporting events on TV — especially baseball (LA Dodger Fan), football & basketball.
In addition to his parents, Leo was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas P. Crosby.
Surviving are 3 brothers, William Crosby of Hornell, Kevin (Lisa) Crosby of Hornell and Michael Crosby of Louisville, KY; 1 sister, Mary Ellen O’Brien of Hornell; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews.
At Leo’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Leo’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 4742 North 24th St. (suit 400), Phoenix, AZ 85016 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000 – Department 300, Memphis, TN 38148.
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