LOUIS N. "LOUIE"
- Louis N. ďLouieĒ Pecaro, 83, a resident of the Community Living
Center in Bath, formerly of 88 River St., Hornell, died Saturday
morning (January 24th, 2009) at the VA Hospital in Bath, following a
A native and life resident of Hornell, he was born Nov. 16, 1925,
and was the son of Joseph and Mary (Sciotti) Pecaro.
Louie was a graduate of St. Annís School and Hornell High School,
class of 1944. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army.
He received the Purple Heart Award having been wounded at the Battle
of the Bulge.
Following his release from the military, he operated a newsstand
across from the Erie Depot, selling newspapers, magazines and snacks
to the passengers traveling by train. For many years he owned and
operated Louís Tavern on River Street.
Lou was an avid bowler and throughout the years bowled in many
leagues. He also loved playing golf and could often be found playing
at the Hornell Country Club. He enjoyed many hobbies, including
working with leather ó making belts and wallets. He was also proud
of his tomatoes and peppers that he grew in his vegetable garden.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant
of St. Annís Church. For many years he had been a member of G.
Carducci Lodge (Sons of Italy).
Louie was preceded in death by his brothers, Angelo, Frank, Joe and
Nick; and also his sisters, Mary Stedman and Rose Harpole. Also,
surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The family of Louis N. Pecaro will receive friends from 11
a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday (January 29th) at the Dagon Funeral Home,
38 Church St., Hornell, where military services will take place at
the conclusion of calling hours at 12:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian
Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Annís Church with burial in St.
Louís family request that memorial contributions in his name be made
to St. Annís School, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Memorial
forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.