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“Please accept my condolences on your loss. May your memories comfort your heart; and God help your family during this time of sorrow. Isa.41:13 ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Lenoir

“Diane,Don and I are so very sorry for your loss.Sophie and Don Sopelak ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Sophie Sopelak

“Diane,I'm so sad for your loss of George. He fought the good fight and you were there for him. job well done. Please give my love to Randy and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Althea Vanderpoel

“George was a wonderful husband and father. He is in the presence of our Lord and Savior. For that, we are all thankful. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Melanie Ferguson - Hartford, CT

“Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. We know how much love and support the family provided and how important George was to all of you...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“Remember the good times. George is now at peace. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Barbara Shuckra - Avon, CT


George W. Hornaday, 79, of Avon, beloved husband of Diane (Smith) Hornaday, passed ad astra Sunday, February 19, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born in North Manchester, IN, son of the late George Otho and Edith (Bechtold) Hornaday, he was raised in IN, graduated from Culver Military Academy, and received his BS from Georgia Institute of Technology where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He was the honor cadet serving in the US Coast Guard in Groton, CT and then joined the Travelers Insurance Co in 1963, retiring as a Corporate Secretary in 1992. He did consulting work in retirement. He and Diane raised their family in Avon since 1966 where he was on BSA Troop 274's troop committee serving as treasurer for many years. He loved gardening at his home and at his church, Memorial United Methodist Church in Avon. Besides his wife of 54 years, Diane; he leaves a son George Randal Hornaday of New Britain; a daughter Jessica H. Self and her husband Peter of Holly Springs, NC; two grandchildren Mary Katelyn and Julia Diane Self. His family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, from 5-8 pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. The funeral service will be Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10 am at Memorial United Methodist Church, 867 West Avon Rd. Avon. The Rev. Joseph Piccirillo, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in West Avon Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church.