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James Emil Hornberger, 95, of 2345 Reber Road, Mifflinburg since 1971, entered into rest at 11:09 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at his home.

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

James served in the Navy during World War II from 1944 until his honorable discharge in 1945.
He was a self-employed baker and also worked as a cook at Bucknell University for 10 years.
He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Mifflinburg, 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 god daughter, Patty Joan; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one 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.

Family and friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Forest Hills Cemetery, 25 Byberry Road, Philadelphia, with Pastor Louis Hornberger officiating.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Salvation Army, 30 Center St., Milton, PA 17847.

Leave your condolences online at www.rouppfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 9, 2016
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