In memory of
Frederick Hornlein Korean War Army veteran and recipient of two Bronze Stars Frederick Hornlein, 91, of Westfield, N.J., passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019. Born in Newark, N.J., to the late Louis and Friederika (nee Doerr) Hornlein, Fred also lived in Union, N.J., and in his last years, Cranford, N.J., and Westfield. Before his retirement, Fred was employed by Pitney Bowes in Plainfield, N.J. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and saw artillery action in Korea and Japan. He was awarded two Bronze Stars. He was an active volunteer of St. Lucy's Church and St. Gerard and a member of the Honor Guard for 17 years. He was proud of his train set and village that he built and showcased in his Union home. He enjoyed barbecues at both Island Heights and Union. Visitation is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave., Belleville, N.J., followed by an 11 a.m. Mass in St. Lucy's Church and entombment with military honors in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Fred is survived by his caring sister-in-law, Marie Hornlein and many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Gloria (nee Soriano); parents, Louis and Friederika (nee Doerr) Hornlein; siblings, Christian Hornlein, Freida Fischer, Leona Pakosh and Lois Hornlein.
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