In Memory

Robert Hornyak


Robert Andrew Hornyak (1944 - 2014)


ONEIDA >> Robert Andrew Hornyak, 69, Upper Lenox Avenue passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 in the comfort of his home with his loving family by his side after a lengthy illness.
Born on Oct. 1, 1944, he was a son of Frank and Mildred Hornyak. Bob spent his entire life in Oneida. He attended Oneida High School, Class of 1963, received a degree in civil technology and engineering from Mohawk Valley Community College and worked for Niagara Mohawk as an electrical planner for 32 years and had also been employed with TRC Corp following retirement. He married Dorothy ""Dot"" Carletta in August of 1980.
Bob grew up on a farm and continued to live his life based upon those values. His unrelenting work ethic produced a never ending array of projects from gardens, home landscaping, woodworking, and the construction of his own home. There was never an idle moment in his life as evidenced by the creations that he left behind.
He was a very active member of the local community and went out of his way to make his hometown a better place. He enhanced the lives of countless people through his work as a Troop 2 Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America, AYSO Soccer coach and referee, his many years as a member of the Citizens Hose Volunteer Fire Department, Kiwanis, and through serving as an Elder and Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church.
Bob is survived by his wife of 33 years, Dot; his son, Jeffrey Hornyak and his wife, Kim DeWolfe of Atlanta, Ga.; his daughter, DeAnna Hornyak of Columbus, Ohio, and his son, Jason Hornyak of Denver, Colo.; along with three brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Debbie Hornyak of Venice, Fla., George and Betsy Hornyak of Nantucket, Mass., Charles and Mary Beth Hornyak of Atlanta, Ga.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Ted LaPier of Ashville, N.C.; numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and very dear friends Jim and Hope Dalzell of Oneida.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Broad and Stone Streets, Oneida. Calling hours will be held 3-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main St., Oneida. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to ALS of Utica, 9169 River Road, Marcy, N.Y. 13403 or to Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, N.Y. 13413. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home. To leave a message of condolence, please visit

Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on Feb. 13, 2014