Obituaries

George John Hornick Jr. 1933 - 2012

George John Hornick Jr. passed away on July 26, 2012. He was born Oct. 11, 1933 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of George and Elizabeth (Kalny) Hornick, Sr. George graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Industrial-Mechanical Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant. During his working career he was Vice President of John Gruss Sheet Metal Company and the Co-founder of Environmental Systems Testing. He was married to Sandra Adele Willis and to this union was born eight children – Betsy Ann Hornick Harding, Lisa Marie Hornick, Paula Kay Hornick, Kathleen Hornick Taber, Marie Elena Hornick Brady, George Maurus Hornick and two daughters who preceded him in death, Georgeann Hornick and MaryAnn Hornick. Other survivors include his brother, Joseph (Mike) Hornick, grandchildren, Amber Dawn Golder, Mia Georgeann Gallagher, Ryan Allen Byrd, Christopher Dale Byrd, Colby Benton Harding, Taylor Michael Harding, Gregory Scott Atchison, Emery Isaac Taber and six great- grandchildren. In addition to his two daughters he was predeceased by his parents and two sisters Therese Gruss and Colette Dollard. George was a member of All Saints Church of Mesa, AZ, the Knights of Columbus as well his industry associations and the Maur Hill Alumni Assoc. He loved golf and was a member of Apache Creek Golf Club as well as the Polish Duffers Assoc.
Mass of Catholic Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 3 at All Saints Catholic Church, 229 South 8th Street, KCK. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, KCK. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, August 2, at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th Street, KCK. The Celebration of George’s Life will continue with a luncheon following the committal service in the All Saints Parish Hall, located in the basement of the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: George J. Hornick Jr. Memorial Fund, 130-C Creekwood Lane Hendersonville, TN 37075 and / or Maur Hill Prep School, Maur Hill-Mount Academy 1000 Green Street Atchison, KS 66002
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