James Hornberger

The campus community mourns the passing of James Hornberger, who died on Tuesday, August 9. James worked for dining services, retiring in 1987.

James was born May 15, 1921, in Philadelphia, a son of the late George and Johanna (Weinrich) Hornberger. On July 9, 1937, in Elkton, Maryland, he married the former Margaret E. Foss, who preceded him in death April 17, 2011.

James served in the Navy during World War II from 1944 until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Mifflinburg. He was a founding member of the Twin Hollows Hunting Club, Lycoming County, and a member of the Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410. James enjoyed fishing, hunting, and farming.

Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, James L. and Martha E. Hornberger of Lewisburg, Larry G. and Lillie M. Hornberger of Selinsgrove, Louis H. and Betty L. Hornberger of Bensalem, and Alvin and Pat Corson of Lansdale; one goddaughter, Patty Joan; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one daughter in infancy, Margaret Lynn; and three brothers, George, Eugene and Henry.

The Hornberger family gives a special thank you to his caregiver, Trish Miller, and his daughter-in-law, Betty Hornberger.

A graveside service was conducted at 11:30 a.m., Monday, at the Forest Hills Cemetery, 25 Byberry Rd., Philadelphia, with Pastor Louis Hornberger officiating.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Salvation Army, 30 Center Street, Milton, PA 17847. Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.

Members of the Bucknell Community are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others.

On behalf of the entire Bucknell community, I extend our deepest sympathies to the Hornberger family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell.


John C. Bravman

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