Robert J. "Bob" Hornak

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Robert J. “Bob” Hornak, 83, of Liberty Borough, died Dec. 13, 2017, in McKeesport.

Born Oct. 5, 1934, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Jacko) Hornak and the husband of Patricia L. (Johnson) Hornak.

Bob was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran, and served on the aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Wasp.  He was a quality control inspector at the former Firth Sterling Steel Corp.  Bob was a member of St. Mark Parish.  A former Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop #53, he loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He could fix most anything and passed on those skills to his children.  He dearly missed his faithful yellow lab, Casey, who died this past year. 

In addition to Pat, his beloved wife of 61 years, he is survived by children, Patti (Rick) Kastan of White Oak, Bob (Tracey) of Spring Mills, PA and Joe (Yvette) of Edison, NJ; grandchildren, Erica Morrison, Amy (Lee) Martin, David and Lacie (Wolfgang) Bader; great granddaughter, Gabriella Mae Martin; siblings, Elsie Bray of Arlington, VA and Lynda (James) Slack of White Oak; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Daniel Straughn on Monday, 10:00 a.m., at Liberty Borough Worship Site of St. Mark Parish.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.  Memorials are suggested to St. Mark Parish or The ALS Association.  Condolences may be shared at

Originally published December 14, 2017.

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