Raymond J. Daniels, formerly of Hornell

Hornell-Raymond J. Daniels, 80, formerly of Hornell passed away Monday (December 29, 2014) at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath following a brief illness.


Born in Hornell, January 9, 1934, the son of Nicholas and Mary Argentieri Daniels, he had been residing at the Fred & Harriett Health Care Facility for the past year. Raymond attended the St. Ann’s School during his elementary years and was a graduate of the Hornell High School, class of 1952. He served his country in the United States Army from 1956-1962 and had worked for the Erie Railroad until he became a Truck Driver for the NYSDOT in Hornell from 1972 until 1991. Raymond was a member of the Hornell American Legion, Hornell VFW, Hornell Association and the Hornell Moose Lodge. He loved playing cards with his many friends and spending time with his grandchildren.


The family wishes to give a special thanks to the staff at the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Care facility for their exceptional care given to Raymond during his stay.


In addition to his parents Raymond was predeceased by three brothers, Eugene, Joseph and Angelo Daniels, one sister. Mary McNelis.


He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Gottschall Daniels of Arkport, one son, Steven (Tracy) Daniels of Hornell, sisters, Rose Ann (Mel) Sowle of Rotonda West, FL and Jeanette (Paul) Arends of Glens Falls, three grandchildren, Jason (Abbey) Daniels, Nicole and Megan Daniels, several nieces and nephews.


To light a candle in Raymond’s memory or to send a remembrance to the family please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com. The family is being assisted by Adam E. DuBois, Director.


The family will be present to receive friends from 1-3PM and 5-7PM on Friday (Jan. 2, 2015), at the Bender – Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St, Hornell. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 7PM at the Funeral Home, Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Bath National Cemetery.


Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.