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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Timothy Cornell Recognized by Board of Supervisors as Veteran of the Month


GENESEO, N.Y., Mar. 7, 2023 – Seaman Timothy Scott Cornell has been named the Livingston County Veteran of the Month in March and will be formally recognized at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Seaman Timothy Scott Cornell enrolled in the United States Navy November 11, 1974 and served honorably until his discharge on November 10, 1977.  He also served 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 at 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, he received an Aviation Safety Award, two Letters of Appreciation and a Fighter Squadron Safety Record Award. Upon completion of his military service, he 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 its annual Red Kettle Campaigns.  He also 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. He also volunteers as a good neighbor committee member with the Geneseo Rotary Club, is 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 home games.

Are you interested in nominating a deserving former member of our armed forces for the Livingston County Veteran of the Month or learning more about veteran-specific events?  If so, please visit the newly launched LivCo Vets website.

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About Livingston County:

Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.


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