Date of Birth July 11, 1951
Date Deceased January 9, 2024
Hometown North Hornell
Home State N.Y.
Service Date January 13, 2024
Service Time 2 p.m.
Service Location Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home

Jospeh F. Dick

IRONDEQUOIT/NORTH HORNELL – Joseph F. Dick, 72, of Irondequoit, NY formerly of North Hornell, passed away Monday morning (Jan. 8, 2023) at the home of his son, Damian in Irondequoit, after a long illness.

Born in Hornell on July 11, 1951 he was a son of the late John and Bernice (Stuck) Dick. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by three brothers, Robert “Bob” Dick, Karl Kunold and John “JP” Dick and two sisters, Carol Ann “Charlie” Gemmell and Judith “Judy” Callahan.

A graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1969, Joe was employed by the NYS Department of Corrections for more than 30 years, retiring as a supervisor.

Very active in community affairs, he was a member of the North Hornell Volunteer Fire Dept. for 35 years and held various positions including Fire Chief. He was also a former trustee of the North Hornell Village Board and former chairman of the Town of Hornellsville Planning Board.

Joe was a member of the Hornell High School Alumni Association and served as a swimming referee for the NYS Public High School Athletic Association and was a member of the “chain gang” for more than 30 years for the Hornell High School Football.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Lou (Barney) Dick, who he married on July 31, 1976; one son, Damian Dick (Victor Santiago); three sisters, Carol Sue Steinfurth. Sharon Prentice and Karen (Mickey) Mattie; one brother, James (Sally) Dick; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 12 Noon-2 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 13, 2023) at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell where a funeral service will take place in his memory following calling hours at 2 p.m. Saturday with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the North Hornell Volunteer Fire Dept., 1 West Maplewood Ave., Hornell, NY 14843. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

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

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9 Responses

  1. Joe was a good man and fellow coworker at livingston. Sorry for your loss. May God bless you in your time of grief.

  2. JOE you were a true friend of mine. We worked together for many years at Groveland Correctional Facility. We had alot of good times. You will be missed by me and also remembered. My thoughts and love and prayers goes out to ypu Linda Dick. Plus his family. May you RIP MY FRIEND. I will see you again some day. SCHUYLER. HORNELL NY

  3. Joe and I worked together both at Groveland and Livingston C.F. He was a good guy who had very good plumbing experience, was our chief cook in the maintenance department,
    Sorry for your loss, prayers go out to you and your family, God Bless,

  4. Dear Linda and Family~ I am so sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Deb Dupont (Gessner)

  5. Joe was a longtime friend, we grew up in same neighborhood. Joe was a longstanding volunteer with Maple City Sound, he was community minded always willing to lend a hand. A good man!! Joe Rest In Peace. My sincere condolences to his family.

  6. I had the good fortune to work with Joe while at Livinston and Groveland Correctional facilities.
    He was a dedicated professional and a craftsman. I relied upon him many times
    He and I were both volunteer firefighters and had a love of living in the Hornell area.

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  7. Joe graduated with my brother Dick in 1969. I know they were the best of friends. I had the pleasure of working with Joe for many years with the Dept. of Corrections. My thoughts and Prayers go out to his family.

  8. Linda and Family.

    Sorry to hear of Joes passing. and wish the best for your future.

    Gary Farnsworth

  9. Dear Damian and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I didn’t get a chance to meet Mr. Joe in person. But it sounds as if his hard work and care for his community adds to the legacy that he’s left behind for his family. May Jehovah God strengthen all of you at this time. I hope that the words at Revelation 21:3, 4 bring you comfort until you’re reunited once again.

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