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This month we recognize US Navy Seaman Timothy Cornell.  We thank him for his service and sacrifice, as well as the sacrifices of his family during his time in the Navy and New York Army National Guard (NYARNG).

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Seaman Timothy Cornell

Seaman Timothy Scott Cornell enrolled in the United States Navy November 11, 1974 and served honorably until his discharge November 10, 1977 and as an Army National Guard member out of Batavia from November 1980 to August 1981. Seaman Cornell completed basic training and defensive driving school at Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon completing basic training he continued specialized training in the nuclear field at Naval Air Station Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida where he became certified as a nuclear weapons loader and transport specialist.

Seaman Timothy Cornell served his military time with VF-83, Attack Squadron 83 known as the “Rampagers” and did a Mediterranean Cruise Deployment in 1975 onboard the USS Forrestal (CVA 59) as part of Carrier Air Wing 17. For his military service Tim received an Aviation Safety Award, two Letters of Appreciation, and a Fighter Squadron Safety Record Award. Upon completion of his military service Tim returned home to Geneseo where he resides today and services his community with great pride in various capacities. Over the years he has volunteered with Hemlock Methodist Church, St Mary Catholic Church in Geneseo, Geneseo Assembly of God Church and is a local Salvation Army bell ringer during their annual Red Kettle Campaigns and enjoys vacationing annually at the Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua.

Seaman Timothy Cornell serves as part of the Personal Recovery Oriented Services Program in Rochester and serves as a member of the Livingston County Community Initiative Council where he has served since 2008. Tim also volunteers as a good neighbor committee member with the Geneseo Rotary Club, a lifetime member of the Livingston County Museum in Geneseo, and was awarded the 2017 Wadsworth Library Volunteer of the Year Award. As a sports enthusiast his hobbies include following the SUNY Geneseo Knights athletic teams especially the SUNY Geneseo Ice Knights at the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena where you often see him cheering at the home games.


A running list of our previously selected Livingston County Veterans of the Month.

Previous VotM

February 2023

Ashley Worden

US Army

Previous VotM

January 2023

Korean War Veteran's Memorial

Previous VotM

December 2022

Alva Pratt


Veteran of the Month: List
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