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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Sarah J Hornberger, 86 – Worked for Hershey Foods

Sarah J Hornberger, 86, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Sarah was born in Ashland, on February 17, 1934, a daughter of the late Emma (Snyder) and Clarence Lesher.

She was a factory worker last working at Hershey Foods retiring in 1996. She attended Calvary Chapel E.F.C., Valley View.

Sarah is survived by her husband of 67 years Charles E. Hornberger; two daughters, Donna Hornberger; Linda, wife of Daniel Wagner; one son,Gary L Hornberger; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; a sister, Ada Wehry; a brother, Guy Lesher; as well as nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by a grandson, Aaron Hornberger, a granddaughter Emily Hornberger, a sister Betty Geist, a brother, Robert Lesher and two half-brothers, Roy Shoop and Ralph Shoop.

Due to current health concerns services are private at the convenience of family with interment at St. John’s (Kimmel’s) Cemetery, Ashland.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown. To sign the online guest book please visit

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