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George Francis Hornung

May 24, 1944 — December 4, 2022

George Francis Hornung, 78, of Bethlehem Township, died Sunday, December 4, 2022 at home. He was the husband of Michele M. (Mikulec) Hornung. George was born in Bethlehem and was the son of the late George A. and Anna F. (Schweisgut) Hornung. He was a 1961 graduate of Liberty High School he then attended Penn State University and Lafayette College.

George worked in the Engineering Department of the City of Bethlehem for 4 years and was retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corp. where he worked as a field engineer for 31 years. After he left the Steel, he enjoyed working as an estimator for Brandenburg Industrial Services Co. for 15 years until retirement.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He also enjoyed tennis, kayaking, basketball, the computer and his granddogs. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a quick wit that delighted many who knew him. He helped many relatives, friends, and neighbors in their daily lives as he had an innate ability to fix things.

Survivors: In addition to his loving wife of 58 years; daughter: Samantha (Paul A.) Pendzick of NC; four grandsons: Bradley (Emily) Pendzick of Bethlehem, Gregory (Paige) Pendzick of MD, Zachary Pendzick of Philadelphia and Alexander Pendzick of NC; 3 great-grandchildren:

Paxton, Ellison, and Lennon Pendzick of Bethlehem; sisters: Carolyn Paulson of Bethlehem, and Margaret "Peg" (Neal) Apgar of Nazareth; and nephew Jeffrey (Melissa) Paulson of Pen Argyl.

Services: Will be private and at the convenience of the family. Online condolences can be offered at

Contributions: Memorials can be made to Animals in Distress, P.O. Box 609 - Coopersburg, PA 18036 and/or The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042.

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