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James S. Hornung, 78, of 109 W. 5th Street of Emporium, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys, with his family by his side following a very long, courageous fight with cancer.
He was born July 16, 1934, in Emporium, a son of the late Simon and Matilda â€śTillieâ€ť Oswald Hornung.
On May 21, 1955, in St. Mark Catholic Church, he married Sandra Regelman Hornung, who survives.
Mr. Hornung graduated from Emporium High School, Class of 1952. He retired from Sylvania, where he worked in sales for over 33 years. After retirement he started JSH Enterprises in 1993 and continued to operate the company until April of this year. Years ago he owned the former Little Shopper for seven years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
He loved all local athletics and was a member of the sports clubs and attended most high school sports. Jim loved the Pirates and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends on Wednesday evenings. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Denny Hornung and his wife Mary, Vince Hornung, and Paul Hornung, all of Emporium; three daughters, Karen Czekai of Durham, N.C., Julie Coolick of Harrisburg, and Amy Thwing and her husband Rick of Mansfield; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Jane Soban and her husband Edward of Kensington, Md.; and two brothers, Edward Hornung and his wife Cly of St. Marys and Bernard Hornung of Emporium.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Blair Hornung; and a grandson, Joshua Paul Hornung.
A Mass of Christian Burial for James S. Hornung will be celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Paul S. Siebert, pastor, as celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 4-7 p.m.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Blair Hornung Scholarship Fund, c/o Citizens and Northern Bank, 135 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA 15834.
Online condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net.