Elmer L Horner (1925 - 2014)

Elmer L Horner
1925 - 2014
updated February 06, 2019
Elmer L Horner, father to 3 children, was born on February 20, 1925. He was born to William and Savilla (Croyle) Horner, with siblings Elsie, Sadie, Dorothy, Louise, Harry, Ira, Dave, and Ellen. He married Betty Johnson. He had Roger L. Horner with an unlisted partner. He had Randy L. Horner with an unlisted partner. He had Roxanne E. (Horner) Resh with an unknown spouse. Elmer died on May 14, 2014 at age 89. We know that Elmer L Horner had been residing in Somerset County, Pennsylvania United States.
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Elmer L Horner
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Somerset County, Pennsylvania United States
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at Thomas Mennonite Cemetery, 112 Swank Rd. , in Holsopple, Pennsylvania 15935
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Military serial#: 33763498
Enlisted: July 26, 1943 in Altoona Pennsylvania
Military branch: No Branch Assignment
Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)
Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law

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Elmer L Horner & Betty Jane (Johnson) Horner

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HORNER – Elmer L., 89, Somerset Pike, Hollsopple, died May 14, 2014, at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg. Born Feb. 20, 1925, in Jenner Township, Somerset County, son of William and Savilla (Croyle) Horner. Preceded in death by parents; son, Randy L., on Aug. 18, 1981; infant twin sisters, Elsie and Sadie; sisters, Dorothy Eppley and Louise Sturtz; and brothers, Harry, Ira “Smokey” and Dave. Survived by wife of 67 years, the former Betty Jane Johnson; son, Roger L., married to Frances Ryniak, Clyde; daughter, Roxanne E., married to Toby Resh, Thomasdale; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; former daughter-in-law, Lisa (Lamb) Albright; sister, Ellen Wolford, Laurel View Village; brother, Robert, married to Nancy Blough, Conemaugh Township; and numerous other relatives. A 1943 graduate of Conemaugh Township Area High School, Davidsville. Proud Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater as an assistant engineer and left-side gunner on a B-29. Elmer’s crew flew cover for the Enola Gay, when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. His B-29 also flew cover over Tokyo Bay while the surrender documents were being signed on the USS Missouri. Member of Laurel Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jennerstown. Retired truck driver for Boswell Lumber Co. He was an avid gardener and hunter and greatly enjoyed the many family gatherings. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hoffman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell. Viewing also will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Trinity Church, Pastor Traci Bowman, officiating. Interment, Thomas Mennonite Cemetery, with graveside military rites in charge of Somerset County Honor Guard. Memorials to American Cancer Society, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, Pa. 16648, would be appreciated. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit [external link].

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In 1925, in the year that Elmer L Horner was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1948, at the age of 23 years old, Elmer was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1951, at the age of 26 years old, Elmer was alive when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1961, when he was 36 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1988, by the time he was 63 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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