Melvin E. Hornbaker, 80

MAY 31, 1932-OCT. 13, 2012

October 14, 2012

Mr. Melvin E. “Gene” Hornbaker, 80, of Mercersburg, passed away at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg.

Born May 31, 1932, in Blairs Valley, Pa., he was a son of the late Melvin “Moody” and Mary Pine Hornbaker.

Mr. Hornbaker owned and operated Melvin Hornbaker Logging of Blairs Valley for more than 30 years. He retired in 1994.

He was a life member of Mercersburg Sportsman’s Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and hunting mushrooms.

Surviving are his wife, Alice L. Hensley Hornbaker, whom he married April 7, 1956; a daughter, Alice L. and husband, Bill Statler, of Williamson, Pa.; three sons, Paul E. and wife, Cindy Hornbaker, of McConnellsburg, Pa., Gary L. Hornbaker of Chambersburg, Pa., and Thomas M. Hornbaker of Kearneysville, W.Va.; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Daley of Hagerstown, and Verna Shipley and Edith Etter, both of Lewisberry, Pa.; and two brothers, C. Ray Hornbaker of Mercersburg and Jacob Hornbaker of Chambersburg.

Gene was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Blake A. French; and a sister, Dorothy Senseny.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, with Pastor Floyd E. Myers officiating. Burial will be in Blairs Valley Church of God Cemetery.

Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

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