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Joel Hornstein
Joel Hornstein passed away on May 24, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, New York on October 2, 1935.

Joel is survived by his wife, Linda; and daughter Eileen; brother Martin Hornstein and wife Shelia; son-in-law Jim Peifer and grandson Scott. Joel is also survived by several nieces and nephews he loved dearly.

Joel was preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Helen Hornstein.

Joel spent time in the Army as a Biological Sciences Assistant and was honorably discharged in 1964. He graduated from New York University and San Jose State and then went to work at Sonoma Co. Health Dept. He received his masters in Public Health Lab while later attending UNC. He worked in Atlanta Georgia for two years before moving back to California where he worked for 29 years as Sutter Co. Director of Public Health Lab until his retirement in 2000.

Joel loved to travel with his wife, photography, painting, and raising Orchids. His true love was always bird watching. He was a member of Chico and Sacramento Orchid Societies, many bird clubs, and the Public Health Lab Association.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to or the Redwood Regional Orthenology in Sonoma County.

Joel was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Services will be held at Twin Cities Chapel on July 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from May 30 to May 31, 2014
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