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Robert Horner

August 20, 1947 — April 4, 2020

Robert C. Horner, 72, of Slatington, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 4, 2020 surrounded by love after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer.   He was the husband of Kathy (Hough) Horner.  Born on August 20, 1947 in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles M and Elaine V. (Millan) Horner.   Bob served his country honorably as a member of the US Army during the Vietnam War from November 1966-November 1968.  In 1973, Bob began working for Northwestern Lehigh School District as a middle school teacher, he retired in 2007.   During his time there, he was an assistant football and track & field coach.   He was a member of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Emerald, the American Legion Post 16, Slatington, and was an avid golfer.

In addition to his wife Kathy, he is survived by a step-daughter: Melissa Maiellano and her fiancé Josef Taviv; step-granddaughter: Ahava Taviv; brother: Thomas Horner and wife Susan; Aunt: Mary Rothrock; many nieces, nephews & cousins.  He was pre-deceased by a brother Larry Horner.

Although services at Harding Funeral Home will be private, family and friends are invited to WATCH Live at 11AM Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at

Donation’s in Bob’s memory can be made to either St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St, Emerald PA 18080 or Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh St, #100, Allentown PA 18103

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