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Age 73, of Kendall Park, died Monday, July 9, 2018, at his home. Born in Oceanside, CA, he was raised in Donora, PA. Ron was valedictorian at Mon Valley Catholic High School Class of 1963 and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he also received his MBA. Ron was an Assistant Vice President of cash management at Marine Midland Bank in New York City and later was the Assistant Treasurer at PSE&G in Newark, NJ, where he worked for over 30 years. Ron had many friends and was loyal to all of them. He was president of the New Jersey Chapter of the Pitt Alumni Club. His passion for Pitt was so great that some say it was Ron who coined the phrase, "Hail to Pitt!" Son of the late Joseph J. and Lillian (Zajack) Hornak; husband of the late Marguerite (Rudek) Hornak; brother of the late Bernard Hornak. He is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Joseph A. Hornak, Richard and Carol Hornak; niece, Natalie; and two nephews, Timothy and Brian. The Funeral will be held 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018, from the M.J. MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, 45 Henderson Road, Kendall Park, NJ. Friends may call on Sunday, July 15, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. at the the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Dominic's Cemetery in Donora, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to .

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 14, 2018
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