Date of Birth December 18, 1920
Date Deceased December 6, 2022
Hometown North Hornell
Home State N.Y.


Barbara Jean Steiner

NORTH HORNELL-Barbara Jean Steiner, 101, passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, December 6,2022 at St. James Hospital in Hornell, NY, just 12 days shy of her 102nd birthday.

Born in Hornell on Dec. 18, 1920, she was the only child of the late Harold and Clarabell Losey.  Barbara married George A. Steiner on December 15th, 1943, in Hornell, NY.  They were married for 67 years until George passed away in 2011.

A graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1940, Barbara has resided in the Village of North Hornell for the past 76 years.  She has spent the summer months at Conesus Lake since she was a child.   In 1959, she and her husband, George purchased their own home on the Lake which she and her family have enjoyed for the past 63 years.

Barbara was a lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church in Hornell; she was also an avid golfer and member of the Hornell Golf Course.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and for her generosity to many local organizations and especially for her donation of $400,000.00 for the Steiner Family Aquatics Center at the Hornell Family YMCA.

Barbara is lovingly survived by her two children, James A. Steiner of Palm Beach, FL, and Donna J. Steiner of North Hornell, NY; two grandchildren, Rachel and Jim Jr. both of Florida and one great-grandchild, Joey, also of Florida.

A celebration of Barbara’s life is being planned for the Spring of 2023 at her beloved Conesus Lake home.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may donate in her memory to either Christ Episcopal Church, 6 Center St., Hornell, NY or to the Hornell Family YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Barbara’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Barbara are welcome below in the comment section.




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4 Responses

  1. Donna, Jim & family,
    So saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I’ve known her for over 50 years and it was always a pleasure to see you come in the Big Elms. She had such a wonderful personality and sense of humor and am sure she will be missed. My thoughts & Prayers are with you all.
    God bless you Donna for the wonderful care you provided her. Tom

  2. Such an amazing woman. She will be missed by so many. I send all my love. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  3. Donna and family, So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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