Name:   John A. Oxx

From:  The Evening Times, Hornell, New York
Date:  Thursday, May 24, 1990

HORNELL -- John A. Oxx, 84, of 37 Pearl St., died Wednesday (May 23, 1990) at St. James Mercy Hospital where he had been taken by city ambulance.

Born April 13, 1906, in Hornell, a son of Samuel and Agnes Sheffield Oxx, he was married Jan. 1, 1929, to the former Geraldine Wesley, who survives.

He attended Hornell High School and was employed for 42 years as a switchman at the former Erie and Erie-Lackawanna Railroad.

Founder and operator of the Oxx Dancing School in Hornell for more than 60 years, all proceeds from the recitals were donated to the Hornell Youth Recreation Summer Program which he also was instrumental in founding.

A life member of the Dance Masters America, for eight years he served as president of the Western New York Chapter of Dance Masters of America.  He was a 50 year member of the F&AM Masonic Lodge No. 44, and also a 35 year member of the Hornell Moose Club.  He was a member of the Park United Methodist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include four daughters, Jacqueline Horwald of Camerillo, Calif., Sandra Smith of Hornell, Johanna Curtis of Hornell, Jerilyn Prentice of Rochester; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4  and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Dagon Funeral Home.