In Loving Memory of George A. Hornby

August 24, 1923
Bridgeport, CT
January 02, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

January 06, 2018


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Service

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, January 6, 2018 11:00 a.m.


Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
CT 06824

January 06, 2018

Family Gathering


Alzheimers Association

200 Executive Blvd.,
Suite 4B,
CT 06489

George A. Hornby

George A. Hornby, age 94 of Fairfield, beloved husband of 68 years of Ethel Carlson Hornby, passed away peacefully in his home Tuesday, January 2, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Joseph and Hattie Hornby, he had been a Fairfield resident since 1955. Mr. Hornby graduated from Warren Harding High School and served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Gunners Mate onboard PT 525 in the Pacific. PT 525 had the distinction of carrying Gen. Douglas MacArthur as he proudly returned to the Philippines toward the end of the War. Following his military service George began a long career at Remington Shaver retiring as a Manager. He was a former member of Summerfield United Methodist Church. Mr. Hornby enjoyed model railroading, working around his yard, woodworking and building furniture. In addition to his loving wife Ethel he is survived by a loving son, David G. Hornby and his wife Betty-Jane of Shelton; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield with the Rev. Kun Sam Cho officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. The family wishes to thank the dedicated caregivers of H and H Homecare for their dedicated service to George and his family for nearly seven years. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. We will miss “Uncle George”. A wonderful, gentle and funny man. Many great memories of building train tables, playing chess and Christmas dinners.

  2. Dearest Uncle George will be remembered for always greeting you with the biggest hugs and a big smile on his face. He was a lovely man with a great sense of humor who always knew how to make you laugh. His quick wit and his wide variety of hats and caps endeared him to everyone. He will be dearly missed.

  3. Dave and family,
    Expressing my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear father George. May the fond memories shared with him and the loving support of family and friends help keep you strong!!!! Praying for you during this difficult time. Rest assured George is in peace and in a happy place and he only wants to look down upon you and see you smiling! Life is a gift so live it the way he would want you to go on! God Bless all of you.❤️🙏

  4. David and family,
    My deepest condolences as my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    I’m sorry I never got the privilege to meet your father. His service to our country is also very much appreciated.