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John A. Horner


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John A. Horner

AGE: 93 • Forked River

John A. Horner, 93 of Forked River, formerly of Hoboken and Waldwick, passed away on January 18, 2017 at his home. John was born in Hamburg, Germany. He resided in Forked River since 1997. John served as Radio Navigator and Gunner for the Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict as part of B-24, B-17 & B-29 air crews. John received his Master's Degree in Special Education and taught 6th grade for 12 years before he became the Learning Disabilities Specialist for Bergenfield BOE.

John enjoyed boating, kayaking and watching the birds and seagulls peruse his lagoon. He was an avid model train collector; acquiring some trains that date back to when he was born. He was President of the Board of Governors 6th College Air Force Training Detachment (Bucknell University Jr. College Flyboys) and a parishioner of St. Pius X Church. John was a kind and patient gentleman.

Mr. Horner was predeceased by his wife of 17 years, Marie Horner, in 1997 and sister, Mercedes E. Horner. Surviving are his sons, Jack (Babs) and David (Joanne), daughters MaryJane Hurt (Steven) and Anne McCann (Sean), Marie's children, Frank Murphy and Patricia Carlin, grandchildren Katie Turkington (Eric), Susie Kwiatkowski (Brendan), Joseph, Jennie, Johnny, all Horner, Grace and Gabby Jamieson, Adare and Declan McCann along with his former wife, Rita G. Horner.

A Viewing will be held on Sunday, January 22 from 12-2 pm at Riggs Funeral Home, 130 N. Rt. 9, Forked River, NJ 08731. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Monday at 10 am at St. Pius X Church, Lacey Rd., Forked River. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 179 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Horner's memory may be made to the Lacey Food Bank, 818 West Lacey Rd., Forked River, NJ 08731.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 20, 2017
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