Hornecker, George L. Jr.
April 20, 1946 -February 20, 2020
George L Hornecker Jr. passed away the early hours of February 20th after a three month battle with newly diagnosed colon cancer. He is survived by his only daughter and best friend , Christina kubrich; his son-in-law and dear friend, Brian kubrich, and his two granddaughters : Nora kubrich and Lila Kubrich He is also survived by his only Grandson, Colin Kubrich.
George is pre-deceased by his mother , Anne Hornecker,and his father George Hornecker Sr. He is also pre-deceased by the most lovely , Lucy M. Hornecker, who died very unexpectedly almost 14 years prior.
George grew up in West Orange New Jersey and spent most of his days working the 9th hole at the Rockspring country club where his father was in charge. He would tell you he himself as a golfer had a horrible left slice . He went to Seton Hall Catholic School Prep to graduate to go to University of Pennsylvania for undergrad and immediately following to graduate the Wharton School of Business with his mba. He went on to work in New York City for the Federal government as an Internal Revenue Agent. He was fortunate and chose to take an early retirement.
From that point on, He prided himself on spending time with his daughter. He’d happily drive his “ Chrissy” and her friends to any destination. Mall trips, shopping, Water slides and amusement park trips, George did it all with great spirit!
Once George heard he was going to be a grandfather, he made immediate plans to move to Rochester,NY to be closer to his daughter and growing family. After Lucy’s unexpected death, George really made the effort to spend as much time as possible with all three of his grandchildren. He’d pick them up everyday from preschool as needed and wait for the bus . He helped all three of them off the bus for some 7 years. He actually survived their many battles with a smile.
If you asked George his favorite memory – he’d likely smile and let you know that watching his three grandchildren grow up right before his eyes was the best part of his life – he’d do anything to have just a few minutes more with them.
George spent his final few weeks surrounded by those he loved most. He got his many “hugs” from his family that meant the very most to him.
A funeral mass will be held to celebrate George’s life at St Catherine of Siena 26 Mendon Ionia Rd, Mendon, NY 14506 starting at 11am on Friday February 28, 2020. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in George’s name to the Wharton fund. https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wharton-fund/