James A. Dornan
James Dornan, 91, of Humphrey, New York died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility, Gerry, New York.
Born May 3, 1924 in Franklinville, New York, he was the son of the late James and Olive Howard Dornan. He was married on July 19, 1943 to the former Margaret E. Hope, who predeceased him on June 29, 2014. Margaret was his childhood sweetheart, and they were married for over seventy years.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving on the USS New York and USS Sampson, as a scuba diver and worked in reconnaissance during World War II.
Mr. Dornan had been employed at the former York-Merit in Ellicottville and was previously a long-time employee of the former Fancher Furniture Company in Salamanca.
He was a member of the Humphrey Baptist Church, where he had served as Deacon and Treasurer. He enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills, tinkering with computers, and the outdoors.
Surviving are: two daughters, Cynthia (Daniel) Geigert, Jamestown, NY, Robin (Steve) Pacheco, Reno, NV; two sons, Clyde (Diane) Dornan, Salamanca, NY, Richard Dornan, Humphrey, NY; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, James Russell Dornan, two brothers, Howard Dornan, Earl Dornan, and two sisters, Helen Bush, and Marion “Eleanor” Nugent.
Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 12 – 1 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Joshua Freundschuh of the Humphrey Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in Green Cemetery, Great Valley, New York.
Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Humphrey Baptist Church.
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