Mr. James C. Hornbeck, age 67, was raised to meet God September 6, 2012, at his home at Mountain Lake following a brief illness with Susan, his beloved wife of 38 years, and his loving family at his side.
He was born September 15, 1944, in Amsterdam, the son of the late Clifford and Betty Scheesler Hornbeck of Fort Hunter. He was a 1962 graduate of Wulbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Jim was the devoted father of Michael Hornbeck (Jolene) of Fultonville, Jacey Dorman (Mike) of Gloversville and Daniel Hornbeck (Megan) of Gloversville; loving grandfather of Michaela Hornbeck, Michael Hornbeck, Adrian Dorman, Dominic Dorman and Angelica Dorman.
He loved softball and was a pitcher for many years from the 1960s through the 1980s. Jim retired from his lifelong career as an oil truck driver in 2009 and was so happy to be able to spend his retirement at Mountain Lake, N.Y. and to pursue his favorite sport of bowling, achieving a 300 game in April 2012. Jim's other passions in life were hunting, fishing, gardening and unfailingly a totally devoted New England Patriots fan since the franchise began. He also was a lover of animals. He was a member of the board of the Mountain Lake Camper's Association and was the Arterial Lanes children's bowling coach for the past ten years.
Jim's smile and sense of humor will be held in our hearts forever.
A family condolence hour will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, at the Mayfield United Methodist Church, where a memorial service will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Jerry Oliver officiating. Cremation took place at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Mayfield United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 203, Mayfield, NY 12117 or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville. Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.