ARKPORT - Ernest E. Dungan, 91, of Sullivan Street, passed away Tuesday (April 8, 2014) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.
Born in Arkport, Jan. 12, 1923, the son of Ernest and Mary Matthews Dungan Sr., he had resided all his life in Arkport. Ernie served his country in the United States Army during World War II
and was a lifelong member of the Arkport Methodist Church. He retired from the Erie Railroad as an accountant and was an elementary school teacher
for a few years at the Greenwood Central School.
In later life, Ernie worked at the CY's Shurfine in Arkport and was a member of the Arkport American Legion, Arkport Exchange Club, Arkport Historical Society, the Arkport Senior Citizens and was the caretaker of the Arkport Cemetery for many years. He enjoyed collecting stamps and coins, caning chairs, puzzles and making homemade ornaments for his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Ernie was predeceased by his wife, Onnolee Sanford Dungan; two brothers, Bruce and Matthew Dungan; and one sister, Minnie Oliver.
He is survived by his children, Lucinda (James) Loomis of Rushville, Ruthie (Tom) Newell of Hornell, Kevin (Bonnie) Dungan of Arkport, and Mary (William) Calnan of Baldwinsville; 10 grandchildren, Jessica Newell, Carrie (Bryan) Bricco, Elizabeth (Alayna Loiselle) Loomis, Benjamin Loomis, Cassandra (Kyle) Baker, Sarah Dungan, Jason (Karla) Dungan and Samuel Dungan, Matthew and Shawn Calnan; four great-grandchildren, Bryton and Jackson Dungan, Macy Mitchell and Alexandra Loomis; and several nieces and nephews.
To send a remembrance or to light a candle in Ernie's memory, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com.
The family is being assisted by Adam E. DuBois, director.
The family will be present to receive friends on Saturday (April 12, 2014) from 4-7 p.m. , at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St, Hornell. A funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Arkport Methodist Church, West Avenue, Arkport, with Rev. Pam Carey officiating. Burial will be in Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport.
Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Arkport Methodist Church, West Avenue, Arkport, NY 14807; The
, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790; or to the
, 6390 Fly Road, Second Floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057.