Sylvia J. George, of Hornell

HORNELL-Sylvia J. George, 62, of 45 Sawyer St., died Thursday afternoon (October 27, 2016) at her home, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Hornell on May 24, 1954, she was the daughter of Arthur & Natalia (Carson) Tucker.

Sylvia grew up in Almond, NY and was a graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School (class of 1973). She had been employed for several years as a cashier at a convenience store / gas station in Almond and later served as a custodian at Alfred-Almond Central School.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hornell. She enjoyed reading novels (especially Danielle Steel) and was also a Miami Dolphin Football Fan. In her younger years, Sylvia enjoyed bowling and bowled in several women’s leagues at the Hornell bowl.

Sylvia was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Faith Bolds and Laura McCormick; 2 brothers, John Tucker and Frank Tucker; her stepson, Franklyn George, Jr.

She was married on July 14, 1984 to Franklyn “Frank” George who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, John (Kristi) Faulkner of Starke, FL and Michael Faulkner of Bath, NY; 1 daughter, Lynda (Kenneth) Cabral of New Port Richie, FL; her step-children, Danielle (Matt) Kosek of South Wales, NY and Chad (Tamara) George of East Aurora; 4 brothers, Richard Tucker of Rome, NY, Ronald (Sherry) Tucker of Henrietta, Robert Tucker of Olean and James Tucker of Norfolk, VA; 2 sisters, Mary (Mel) Greene of Hornell and Sally Ormsby of Hornell; special friends, Debbie & Joe Price and Tina & Jim Welch; 14 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews & cousins.

The family of Sylvia J. George will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where funeral & committal services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM with Rev. John Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond, NY.

Sylvia’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center, C/O Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.