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Carl Mettlach Hornung

November 23, 1935 May 6, 2018
Carl  Mettlach Hornung
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Carl Mettlach Hornung lost his struggle with cancer and died peacefully on his daughters Kentucky Farm with family and along side his consummate companion dog Annie at his feet on Sunday May 6. He was born on November 23, 1935 in Westfield, NJ to Charles Mettlach Hornung and Virginia Scharrf Hornung. He was the eldest of 5 children including a sister Dorthie Ann, Paul, Johnie and youngest brother Michael. Carl was known for his charismatic character, quick whit, contagious laughter and kindness of heart. He was an over achiever in all things. He attended Lincoln High School in Westfield, NJ graduating with honors and often graced the pages of the local press for his role of being the star basketball player. After graduating with top honors he went onto Attend Blair Academy Prep School in NJ and later attended Cornell University graduating with honors receiving a BA of Math and Science he was also the reigning champion of the Cornell University Basketball team. Carl was often recognized for his winsome personality, good looks and popularity amongst his many friends and peers. After graduating from Cornell he went into the Air force Jet training program and received an honorable discharge to start his career at the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan. At that time he married Janet Louise Bertling in 1959 at St Mary’s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles, NY. They lived in Stonleigh Park, NJ at and had five children Kurt, Carl, David, Carrie and Melissa before relocating to Skaneateles, NY in 1976. Carl was an avid fisherman earning recognition from Field and and Stream Magazine for his fly fishing technique and skills bringing him to exotic locations like Greenland and Iceland. He had a great passion for animals and people, and above all, he loved his family. His other past times included, sports, boating, golfing, grilling and gardening, with a special knack for growing tomatoes. Carl also leaves behind six grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler and Savanna Hornung, Eric Hornung , Lola Cowie, David Jason Lieu, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place to remember and celebrate his life on Sat May 26, 10:00 at St Mary’s Church in Skaneateles NY with a reception that will follow at Joelle’s French Bistro.

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10:00 AM 5/26/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Church

81 Jordan Street
Skaneateles, New York 13152

St. Mary's Church
81 Jordan Street Skaneateles 13152 New York
United States

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