In Memoriam


James (Jimmy) C. Theilen

(1946 - 2011)


Hornell High School

Class of '65




HORNELL, New York - James (Jimmy) C. Theilen, 64, of 7564 Seneca Road North, passed away Monday morning (Feb. 28, 2011) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, after a long illness.

Born in Hornell on Aug. 2, 1946, he was the son of the late Charles and Harriett Loper Theilen. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his sister, Diane Flanders.

A lifelong resident of Hornell, Jim was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of l965 and also served with the U.S. Navy.

For nearly 40 years Jimmy and his family have owned and operated The Angel Restaurant in Hornell.

He was a member of the Arkport Memorial American Legion Post and the Hornell Elks Lodge. An avid golfer, he was also a member of the Hornell Golf Club.

Jim will be remembered for his generosity and his willingness to always help others in their time of need.

His family includes his two sons, Gregory (Michele) Theilen and James (Kim) Theilen, all of Arkport; his five grandchildren, Jared, Jenna, Joshua, Jacob and Kobi; his fiancÚ, Patricia Cregan of Hornell; his aunt, Etta Mae Kawka; his nephew, Bill Travis; his two nieces, Tammy (Pedro) Fernandez and Jody (Pat) Moughan; his great-niece, Rosa Fernandez; and his special cousin, Linda Leader.

Calling hours are from 1-3 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Jerry Springston officiating. Private committal services and interment will follow at Rural Cemetery, Hornell.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Infusion Unit of Noyes Memorial Hospital, 111 Clara Barton St., Dansville, N.Y. 14437 in honor of the wonderful care that he received there.

Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences or remembrances of Jimmy are welcomed at