HORNELL - James N. “Jim”
Psyhos, 54, of 83 East Washington St., Hornell, formerly of
Coudersport, Pa., died Sunday afternoon (Oct. 30, 2005) at Rochester
General Hospital, following a long illness.
Born in Hornell on Aug. 3, 1951, he was the son of George and
Georgia (Scarmoutsos) Psyhos.
Jim was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1969) and had
served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He later graduated
from Elim Bible School in Lima. He resided for about 10 years in
Rochester and for about 12 years lived in Coudersport, Pa.
He was employed as a
portrait photographer for Varden Studios of Rochester for about 10
years and was responsible for taking many of the high school and
college class photos, including the graduating officers at Annapolis
Naval Academy. Jim also was self-employed as a “free lance”
photographer for many years. Throughout the years, he served as a
missionary in several locations, including Mexico, Scotland and
California. Most recently, he served as supervisor of customer
support for Adelphia Communications in Coudersport, Pa.
Jim was a self-taught musician, playing the guitar and piano. He had
been a member of the “Beth and the Full Moon Band” for several
He was preceded in death by his father, George Psyhos, who died May
Surviving are his mother,
Georgia Psyhos of Hornell; one sister, Elaine Sortore of Hornell;
two brothers, Manuel Psyhos of Webster and Peter (Kathy) Psyhos-Burns
of Lexington, Mass.; two nieces, Laura Sortore and Shayna Sortore;
one nephew, John Burns; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family of James N. “Jim” Psyhos will receive friends from 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church
St., Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, with Fr. Patrick Cowles of the Greek Orthodox
Church of the Holy Spirit in Rochester officiating. Burial will be
in Rural Cemetery, Hornell.
Jim's family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions in his name be made to the Hornell City Ambulance,
Broadway, Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the
Dagon Funeral Home.