Morris C. “Bud” Hornbeck, 80, Geneva, N.Y., passed away with his family by his side on June 19, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Friends may call at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St., Geneva on Saturday (June 23, 2018) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral Services will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church in Geneva. The Rev. Deborah Lind Schmitz, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be at Sandhill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in his memory, may be made to Alziheimers Research.
Bud was born on August 15, 1937 to the late Morris W and Harriett Hornbeck and graduated from Geneva High School in 1955. After graduation, Bud enlisted in the National Guard from 1956-1960. After his service in the National Guard, Morris began his 50 year career as a mechanic in the family business at Smith Body Shop. In 1982, he and his son Bill decided to go out on their own and open up Buds Alignment and Radiator, and ran a successful business until his retirement in 2005. Aside from his incredible love for his family, Morris loved the Boston Red Sox, bowling, camping, cars and his miniature collies. He also devoted his spare time to the Geneva Little League as President and coach from 1966-1980 and was instrumental in moving the little fields from Hamilton Street, to Geneva Little Leagues current location (behind Wendy’s). He also volunteered his time as commissioner of the Geneva Junior Football for several years and was a proud member of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva and the Kiwanis Club.
Bud is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Bonnie (Bennett) Hornbeck; sister, Beverly Rietman; and his four children William (Sharon), Julia Deal-58(Bill), David and Steven (RJ); along with 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.