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350 Genesee Street
AVON, NY 14414
Phone: 585-226-2340
Fax: 585-226-3484
Paul Hancy

Paul L. Hancy

Monday, November 17th, 1930 - Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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Paul L. Hancy

AVON - Passed away June 1, 2021 at age 90. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Theresa (Zito) Hancy; sister Dorothy (Samuel) Zito; four grown children; whom he had such pride for; Deborah Moore, David (Cindy) Hancy, Michael (Michelle) Hancy, Susan (Gary) Salter; his beloved eight grandchildren, Jason (Sarah) Moore, Sean Moore (Heather Main), Brittany (Alex) Albrecht, Ryan (Samantha) Hancy, Abigail Salter (Daniel Christian), Emma Salter, Dawson and Logan Hancy; seven great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Paul was predeceased by his parents Elmer and Aimee Hancy; siblings, Josephine Vaughn, Esther Mattison, Lynn Hancy, Helen Halbeck, Elizabeth “Betty” DioGuardi, Donald Hancy; granddaughter, Ashley Hancy.

Paul was born on November 17, 1930 in Romulus, NY. Paul was the sixth of eight children of Elmer and Aimee Hancy. Paul served in the U.S. Army from 1948 - 1952, joining when he was just 17 years old. He was proud to serve during the Korean War stationed in Germany and was a member of the American Legion Post #294 and VFW Post 5292 in Avon, NY.

Paul worked for Delco for 36 years, retiring in 1988. He loved his family fiercely - his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride of his life. All that knew him knew he was a kind hearted, fun-loving, and jovial in spirit. He will be missed by many and he will live on through his loved ones. A special thank you to the Care Team at Wilmont Cancer Center, especially Dr. Michael Cummings whom dad had utmost respect for; to Dr. Balaji and staff for the many years of care; and to Highland Hospital East 5 providers, nurses and staff!

Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 3 - 6 PM at the Stephenson - Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 350 Genesee Street, Avon where his Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Joseph Gallipeau Post # 294 PO Box 132 Avon, NY 14414 or the American Cancer Society.
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    Sunday, June 6th, 2021 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, June 6th, 2021 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home
    350 Genesee St.
    AVON, NY 14414
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    Monday, June 7th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Monday, June 7th, 2021 10:00am
    Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home
    350 Genesee St.
    AVON, NY
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    Sr. Karen Dietz


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Posted at 06:59pm
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Posted at 02:25pm
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Anthony Angora

Posted at 08:35am
Our deepest sympathies to Michelle, Mike, Brittany, Alex, Sam and Ryan.

I didn't have the honor of being around grandpa Paul on a daily basis
but the few family events, the suite at Redwing game and the
countless youth baseball games that JT and Bubba played together over the years
were enough to know something about this gentle, great man.

It was obvious as obvious could be, that he had a special way about him.
His kindness and endearing smile, that made you feel better inside; just being in his presence.
The other, was that he was a proud father and grandfather.
No words had to be spoken to understand that, just a simple observation.

When I heard of the news of his passing, I shed some tears; thinking
about those very fond memories.
When my son would be on the ground, after taking a foul ball off the opposing
players bat...It would be Grandpa Paul who would make that worried father
feel better.
He would look over smile, wink and say "not sure who's son that is
but that is one tough kid". I would go from worried to assured, knowing that JT would be back up in that squat for the next pitch.
When Bubba came up with a huge hit or pitched a gem, which he often did; I would
look over Grandpa Paul's way and without saying a word - his smile and sparkle in
his eyes would tell me how he was feeling about what Ryan just accomplished.
'That's my grandson, special ain't he something'. I would give him the thumbs up
and agree, for sure someone to be proud of.

The earth has lost a beacon of light.
Fortunately that light, will brighten the skies always
and the memories will make us smile, when we think of him often.

Our deepest condolences, to the entire Hancy Family.

Patty and Tony Angora (Anthony, Aubrey and JT)


Susan Salter Posted at 12:56pm

Such kind words, thank you so much!

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Posted at 07:42am
With heartfelt condolences, to the entire Hancy family.
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Posted at 03:04pm
In loving memory Uncle Paul you will always be remembered and may this tree stand as tall, as strong as you. With Love!
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Susan Salter Posted at 08:34am

Thank you so much for the donation Brenda!

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