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Roger J. Hornberger


March 19, 2010

Roger J. Hornberger, 59, of Schuylkill Haven, died Friday at home.

Born in Pottsville, Dec. 8, 1950, he was a son of the late James W. and Olive R. Ryland Hornberger.

He was a graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School class of 1968 and a graduate of Penn State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in landscape architecture and his master's degree in ground water geology.

He worked for the former PA DER, now DEP, in 1978 as an intern in Harrisburg, where he was manager of the Pottsville office for 19 years, retiring in 2006.

He was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill Country Club for many years, Tremont Clubsters and Schuylkill Haven Golf League.

Roger was a member of Army National Guard for 22 years in Schuylkill County with the Red Horse Division.

Surviving are his aunt, Grace Koble, Schuylkill Haven; his uncle, Calvin Hornberger, Cressona; and many cousins.

A visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 am Tuesday at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Daniel Bell officiating. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. The family requests memorial donations to be made to Schuylkill Haven American Legion Post 38, Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972, or Jerusalem Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 252 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Condolences can be sent to www.gsesfuneralhomes.com. Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Republican & Herald on Mar. 20, 2010
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