Date of Birth June 30, 1963
Date Deceased April 27, 2023
Hometown Hornell
Home State N.Y.

Daniel S. Kerr “Kerby”

HORNELL – Daniel S. Kerr passed away following a brief illness on Thursday (April 27, 2023), at his home in Hornell, NY. 

He was born on June 30, 1963, to Jack and Helen (Weaver) Kerr.  Dan graduated from Hornell High School, Class of 1981.  He then went on to receive his associate degree in criminal justice from Corning Community College.  Dan worked as a correctional officer for 26 years and retired as a Sergeant from the Livingston Correctional Facility in 2015 and was a member of the New York State Correctional Officer and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA).

During Dan’s retirement he cherished every moment he could with his family and friends.  He was an outdoor enthusiast and loved to hunt and fish.  Dan took pride in his vegetable garden and plants he kept up with around his house.  He also loved riding motorcycles and organized many rides with the Am Vet Riders.  Some of the best memories he made in his retirement were the road trips and motorcycle rides with his partner Deborah Stanford of Canisteo, NY.  Dan knew how to build or fix anything.  There were several times when he helped people fix things in their homes, on their vehicles, on a piece of equipment or whatever was needed, even if they were a stranger.  Even while on the road he would stop to help someone if he could lend a helping hand.

Dan was predeceased by his parents as well as two of his brothers: Jack Kerr and Tim Kerr.

Dan is survived by his four children: Daniel (Hannah) Kerr of Orlando, FL, Megan Kerr of Bonaire, GA, Jacqueline (Adam) Eason of Hornell, NY, and Emily (Tylor) Ormsby of Swansboro, NC.  He had five grandkids: Ella, Henry, Mackenzie, Adalynne, and Blake.  Dan is also survived by four brothers: Greg Kerr of Hornell, NY, Steve Kerr of Wellsville, NY, Dave Kerr of Bath, NY, Jim Kerr of Bath, NY, three sisters: Cindy Flanagan of Bath, NY, Beth Allaway of Bath, NY, and Susan (Mark Bell) Potter of Foley, AL, and a sister in-law: Fran Kerr of Bath, NY.  Dan was also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Nobody brought more joy to Dan’s life than his five grandkids.

At Dan’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral.  The family will hold a “Celebration of Life” Memorial Service at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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

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

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10 Responses

  1. You were my first real love growing up. I’ll never forget the time you taught me how to ride motorcycles and took me for my motorcycle test. And the time your mom made me go home and talk to my mom lol. She was such a great lady! She showed me how to make speghetti pie! I still make it today. And the our parents dated for a few years after my mom passed. My dad couldnt have found a nicer lady. And that she was. I know your with her today give her hugs from me and tell my dad hello! Your in good company. You’ll be missed. Defined gone too soon!

  2. Dan was such a good brother, he would help anyone in need, always happy and ready for next project.He will always be loved and missed, Rest in peace little brother til we meet again. Love forever.😭😭😭💔💔💔💔

  3. Well Dan it’s still hard to believe you’ve gone to meet up with Mom, Jack, and Tim so soon. I know miles and opinions have kept us apart for the past few years but I think you know I loved you. You were a pain as a little brother, like most younger brothers are but I know you grew up to be a hard worker, dedicated friend, helpful brother and loving father and grandfather. I’m proud of you for the man you became. Love ya brother. Sister Susie

  4. “Daniel you’re my Brother” I have had a wonderful time growing up with you , riding bikes in the sand hills and woods around our childhood home . The memories shared will live on . We’ve had many laughs and a squabble , yes I only remember one .
    Your help and kindness was appreciated and I’m going to miss your advise and how you talked me through projects when you couldn’t come over. You were loved by the multitudes that knew you and the family that cherished you your legacy lives on. I will miss you Brother , Love Beth

  5. Wow,What a shock to say the least. Thinking of the entire family at this time. Cherish all of your memories of Dan because that is all you have of him now. God Bless the entire Kerr family. Rest easy Dan! Love to you all Rex and Donna (Masterson) Depew

  6. For Dan’s family, my heartfelt condolences during this time of grief.

    I had the honor to work with Dan for many years at Livingston CF.
    I trusted has advice and his ability to deal with his many responsibilities in a calm and professional manner.

    He was exceptional.

    Rest is peace !

  7. Dear Megan,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. It has been too too long since we have talked, but I hope life is treating you well in Georgia. I’m so glad you have happy memories with your Dad. My condolences to your sisters and brother, along with the rest of your family. I love you.

  8. Dear Megan:
    I wish you comfort during this extremely difficult time. You and the rest of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We think of you often and hope you are well. Peace

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