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John Hornbaker

John Hornbaker

Tuesday, December 30th, 1930 Thursday, December 19th, 2019

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Obituary for John J. Hornbaker

John J. Hornbaker, 88, of Ft. Loudon, died on Thursday, December 19, 2019 as a result of a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Route 30 in Peters Township.

Born on December 30, 1930 in Clay Hill, PA, John was a son of the late Guy M. Hornbaker and Florence A. Hoover Hornbaker. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, he owned and operated his own business, John J. Hornbaker Plumbing & Heating, for many years. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Ft. Loudon, where enjoyed volunteering his time and efforts, and he was a former member of First Lutheran Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Rosaline “Rosie” (Williamson) Shives, whom he married on June 22, 2000; two children Holly L. Draper (Richard Moon) of St. David, AZ and Eric (Erica) Hornbaker of Chambersburg; brother Paul Hornbaker of Chambersburg; sister Janet (Jack) Stewart of Shippensburg; step-son Gary (Cheryl) Shives of Chambersburg; daughter-in-law Connie Shives of Chambersburg; and two grandchildren, Lajawyn R. and Colby K. Hornbaker. He was preceded in death by his first two wives and a stepson, Ronald Shives.

His funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 27, 2019 in the chapel of the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home 333 Falling Spring Road Chambersburg, with Rev. Marleen Shepherd officiating. Interment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, where members of the Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard will conduct military graveside honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00– 8:00 pm on Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ 13189 Main St. Ft. Loudon, PA 17224.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 26th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    CHAMBERSBURG
    Thursday, December 26th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    CHAMBERSBURG
    Friday, December 27th, 2019
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
    CHAMBERSBURG, PA
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    Friday, December 27th, 2019
    1:00pm
    Officiant
    Rev. Marian Hartman
  • Interment

    Parklawns Memorial Gardens
    3218 Philadelphia Ave.
    Chambersburg, PA
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Gwen Foor Edwards

Eric and Holly: I am so sorry to read about this. Your father was an amazing man. I am sure he will be Miss by many. Prayers and hugs
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Dean Bolton

John was a great man.He had helped many of people over the years.He had kinda took my brother under his wing and got him started in the buissness of plumbing and heating. RIP JOHN til we meet again someday
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