Kenneth Hornberger

Obituary of Kenneth K. Hornberger

Kenneth Kaytian Hornberger, 79, formerly of Reading, PA., went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Lancaster County after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.


Born in Reading in 1942, Ken cherished his home state of Pennsylvania where he raised a family and excelled in his career. More than anything, he loved his wife, Anita, of 60 years, and his daughters, Carole and Jan, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and his beloved family dog, Mandy.


Ken was a proud graduate of Exeter High School and received an associate degree in engineering from Penn State University. He retired from Exide Corporation in the early 2000s after an extensive career in manufacturing engineering, specializing in the battery industry. During the middle 2000s, he was the owner and CEO of K & Associates, LLC. 


He was a member and held leadership roles in the Jaycees of Red Lion, PA., during the early 1970s. In the 1960s, he served in leadership roles in the Bethany Lutheran Church of Reading.


Ken enjoyed cheering on Penn State University football, reading, hunting, fishing, and golfing. He and Anita enjoyed vacationing in Florida.


He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Helen Hornberger; brothers, Eugene and Dennis.


He is survived by his wife, Anita; daughters, Carole (Dan) Johnson of Springboro, OH and Jan (Dennis) Ginder of Mount Joy, PA; granddaughter, Kailah Ginder and fiancé John Borbi of Collingswood, NJ; grandsons, Dr. Mark Johnson of Cincinnati, OH, Kevin Johnson of Springboro, OH, and Chris Ginder of Mount Joy, PA; sisters-in-law, Millie Hornberger of Palmyra, VA., Angie Hornberger of CoCoa, FL., Romana Bingaman and Ellie Kolevas, both of Reading; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Private services were held at William P. Spence Funeral Home. Donations in his name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9378 or the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603. Condolences may be made online at


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