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Simon Hornbeck, a life long resident of the area passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 87 years old. Simon was born on January 3, 1927 in Kripplebush, NY; the son of Jacob and Fanny (Simmons) Hornbeck.
Simon had served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He worked for the Town of Rochester for many years. On December 16, 1951 he had married the former Patricia Williams in Alligerville.
In addition to his wife of 62 years, Patricia, Simon is survived by his children; Sharon Hornbeck of Ulster Heights, Debbie Hornbeck of Accord, Kevin Hornbeck and his wife Darlene of Woodbourne, and Gary Hornbeck and his wife Linda of Accord. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren.
Simon was pre-deceased by his son Jake Hornbeck and his daughter Mildred Robinson.
Visiting will be held on Thursday, August 7th from 10-12pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson with a celebration of his life beginning at 12pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Whitfield Cemetery.
I would just like to express my condolences to the Hornbeck family. I knew Simon from way back when we worked on the townhouses right there by Woodstock N.Y. I don't think I ever ran into a better block layer than Simon. One hell of a nice guy. So long friend.
david krom Aug 7 2014 12:00 AM