Date of Birth December 21, 1933
Date Deceased December 3, 2023
Hometown Canisteo/Hornell
Home State N.Y.
Service Date December 15, 2023
Service Time 6:15 p.m.
Service Location Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home
Interment Location Bath National Cemetery

Carlyle F. Coogan

  CANISTEO/HORNELL – Carlyle F. Coogan, 89, formerly of Hornell, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully Sunday (Dec. 3, 2023) at his home on Maple Street in Canisteo.

Born in Hornell on Dec. 21, 1933 he was a son of the late Donale and Lena (Flansburg) Coogan. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Fred and Katherine Flansburg; one brother, Harold Kinne and one sister, Eileen Benesch.

A 1953 graduate of Hornell High School, where he excelled in sports, Carlyle proudly served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to his honorable discharge in 1955 and received the National Defense Service Medal.

He was a well-known and talented mason and bricklayer spending his masonry career in and around the Western New York area and was a member of the Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers’ International Union of America, New York Local No 87.

Carlyle attended St. Ann’s Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Hornell and was also a member of the Canisteo American Legion Post and the Hornell Sportsman Club.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a member and caretaker of Camp Straight Arrow in Hornell (a brotherhood of sportsman); he also loved gardening and growing huge gardens. Most of all Carlyle enjoyed a simple life and will be remembered for his good sense of humor.

He is lovingly survived by five children, Patrick Coogan of Henrietta, NY, Colleen Coogan of Hornell, Shawn Carlineo of Watkins Glen, NY, Julie Coogan and Todd Coogan both of PA; four grandchildren, Jennifer Noone, Erin Rauber, Collin Kratzer and Allen “AJ” Kilmer; seven great-grandchildren, Brody Noone, Emily Noone, Sadie Heckel, Luke Kilmer, Cole Briggs, Josiah Briggs and Jerikho Briggs; one brother, Donald Coogan of Baldwinsville, NY; one sister Cheryl Kinne of Canisteo; also his dear nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Calling hours are 4-6 p.m. Friday (Dec. 15, 2023) at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell where a prayer service and a time of remembrance, followed by military honors, will take place at 6:15 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in Bath National Cemetery.

The United States flag and the Marine Corps flag will proudly fly at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home in recognition of Carlyle’s military service.

In lieu of flowers and because of his love of animals, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Carlyle’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Carlyle are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.






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  1. I acquired my first vehicle from Carlyle in 1986. He traded to me a pick-up in exchange for firewood. Carlyle always insisted I stay and chat every time I stopped by that year, as well as the summer of 87. I have told that story many times. If every gentleman were more like Carlyle the world would be a much better place.

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