Obituary: Douglas Horner, Class of 1989

Posted by WPSDAA on Jan 16, 2016 in Obituary

Douglas A HomerDouglas Allen Horner, 45, of Orlando, Florida, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, after a sudden illness.

Born April 15, 1970, in Clarion, he was the son of Donald J. and Ethel Mae Shockey Horner. Douglas attended the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Pittsburgh and graduated in 1989. He then attended the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York, where he earned an associate’s degree in finance and accounting. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Venus.

In 1993, Douglas moved to Florida and started work at Walt Disney World. Later he went to work for UPS doing data entry, then he went to work for Yellow Freight and, finally, was hired full time by American Freightways, which later was bought by Fed-Ex. He always had an interest in the stock market, and he was an avid stamp and coin collector. In his younger years, he was a member of the Washington Township Pig Pushers 4-H Club. He became a member of the East Coast Deaf Club in Florida, and was also a member of the National Deaf Association. Douglas is survived by his parents and a sister, Rhonda Bendal and her husband, Larry R., of Tionesta. Also surviving is a niece, Sarah Bendal and nephews, Charlie and Larry J. Bendal, all of Fryburg; and a great-nephew, Kyle Kim. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Jeffery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Faller Funeral Home in Fryburg.

Funeral Services and Liturgy will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Venus. The Rev. John A. Wood will officiate.

Friends will also be received from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Deaner Funeral Home, Inc. 133 E. Main St., Stoystown.

Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Stoystown with the Rev. John A. Wood officiating.

Memorials in Douglas’s honor may be made to Western PA School for the Deaf, Development Office, 300 East Swissvale Ave., Pittsburgh 15218.

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