Edwin Ray Horner III
November 20, 1954 - November 22, 2013
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59, passed away on November 22, 2013. He was born to Edwin Ray Horner Jr. and the late Millicent Horner on November 20, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is survived by his spouse Gail Horner, their sons Joshua S. Horner and his wife Crystal, E.J. Horner and his wife April; sisters Margaret Taylor and her…

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Don Scales left a message on November 27, 2013:
My condolences to all the Horner family. RIP Ed. Don Scales Wayne Hills class of 73
Valerie Strauss left a message on November 28, 2013:
With deepest sympathy to the whole Horner family. Ed will be missed by all of his 1973 Wayne Hills High School class from Wayne, NJ. We were glad he was able to make it to our 40th reunion recently.
left a message on November 27, 2013:
In 2008 a small group of us embarked on a journey to Sturgis, South Dakota. It was during those first few days on the open road that Ed crowned me with the nickname "Pucker". And he had good reason to. As we drove through the Mountains of West Virginia the skies unleashed heavy rain on us. Visibility was next to zero. How we ever made it through that day I will never know. But the one thing I do know is as long as Ed was on point I felt safe. When we finally pulled off at a rest area I got off my Harley and kissed the ground. Hence the nickname. Thanks for the memories Ed. We had a good ride! My condolences to The Horner Family.
Jerry Ferguson left a message on November 27, 2013:
A great Sailor and mentor to young sailors.
Jim Wiehagen left a message on November 27, 2013:
It was my honor to have served with Ed, he was a great Chief. We all called him Chief Hoe, at his request. He maybe be gone know, but not forgotten.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Michael McGinn left a message on November 27, 2013:
A true Chief Petty Officer he is the one you want with you when the going gets tough.
Diane Voglis Hewitt left a message on November 27, 2013:
Ed was a great classmate. He will be missed by many. So blessed to have known him and happy we had the chance to be together for our 40th Reunion for Wayne Hills HS, Class of 1973.
Mark Thatcher left a message on November 27, 2013:
Ed, I will miss you. I was lucky enough to serve with you on two boats. You got me capped to 2nd class on one boat and then you did it again to 1st on the next boat. I owe you a lot. I admired you and enjoyed your company. You had a good sense of humor, and you were a truly decent person. I'm proud to have served with you. Your attitude of gratitude was infectious. I'm so glad I got to see you one last time a couple of weeks ago when you came up for you high school reunion. You couldn't stay too long because you had to get back to Virginia. Bummer. Who'd have thought you were going to check out so soon after that? Too soon Ed, too soon. Oh yeah, wasnt it your idea to throw the shaving cream bomb into Hart's rack? You definitely planted the seed that others acted on. That was some funny shit. I still laugh thinking about it. Good times man. I will miss you.
JIM SHENISE left a message on November 27, 2013:
ED, may you rest in peace jim shenise "WHHS 71"
Graham left a message on November 27, 2013:
May the Lord give you strength and comfort during this trying time. My deepest sympathy to the Horner family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Terrance Brown left a message on November 27, 2013:
It was a pleasure serving with Ed. He was always serious when it came to operations at sea but he was also the kind gentleman that was able to crack a joke every now and again during watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas to you shipmate.
Wally Maybery, VA WS State Pres. left a message on November 26, 2013:
Ed will be missed by Masonic friends and members of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Assoc. Thoughts and prayers are with Gail and his family. He was a great friend.
Jim left a message on November 26, 2013:
Sorry for your loss
Doris Meixel left a message on November 26, 2013:
Gail, Josh, EJ and family I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be out of town for the memorial but my thoughts and prayers will be with you. Love, Doris
Rusty Bower left a message on November 26, 2013:
I'm sure as all of you know, Ed sure was a great guy. I hunted with him in Emporia at the 'Ole Virginia Hunt Club. My heart and prayers go out to his family. I know this is a very tough time for all of them. We sure did have some fun and you will be missed by all of us. God Speed my fellow NAVY Senior Chief!
Bonnie Justin-Seime left a message on November 26, 2013:
Ed started working hard with purpose at a very young age. At 19, in less than a year, he paid off his brand new, beautiful yellow VW bug. He truly loved that car almost as much as his many friends. Rest in Peace Dear Ed,
Harvey McFadden left a message on November 26, 2013:
I was proud to have served with Ed on shore duty in San Diego, 83-86, and to cross paths again for nice visits in 1988, 1992, and 1997. It was with heavy heart that I heard of his passing and our prayers sincerely go out for his family and loved ones. God bless you all and be with you during the most sad time of unexpected and great loss.
A.J. GROSSMAN left a message on November 26, 2013:
ED & I graduated from Wayne Hills High School together in 1973. He was a great man. He lived a very full life. He is missed !
Crystal Horner left a message on November 26, 2013:
My father-in-law has touched many lives. He has always been good to us. Stopping by unannounced just for a quick hello and hug, and always letting us know that he thinks about us often. I didn't know how much until I seen his positive post on FB. Not once did he ever complain about his tribulations and always told us how proud of us he was of our accomplishments. How proud he is of Joshua S. Horner for becoming such a wonderful hardworking man, husband & father. I know Josh will miss his daily messages at work from his father "just checking in". Now we are hearing so many memories from his Shipmates, Masons, Widows Sons, Co-workers & Friends. Ed meant a lot to so many people and for that he is getting the send off he truly deserves. Thank you Ed for serving our country & your community. I hope you are at peace and know you will forever be in my, Josh, Lexi, L'il Josh & Logan's hearts.
lee arietta left a message on November 26, 2013:
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Danny Taylor left a message on November 26, 2013:
Our Prayers and Thoughts from the Widows Sons LowXll chapter Maine
Phillip E. Maybery left a message on November 26, 2013:
I knew Ed long before my association with him as a Mason and a member of the Widows Sons. We both served as Alcohol Counselors, Ed at the Alcohol Rehabilitation Department and me at the Counseling and Assistance. Both were at NOB in Norfolk. Ed was a good Shipmate and a good Brother. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. His smile and Brotherly greeting will be missed by me personally.
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