Adelbert J. Hornick, 88, of Union passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Easton, PA on April 24, 2019. A private prayer service will be held at Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, in Union on Friday, April 26th. A private Interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park in Union.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the son of George and Victoria (Brisk) Hornick, Bert was a longtime resident of Union, NJ. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Arts from Union Junior College in Cranford and later, his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Seton Hall University. Bert was a dedicated and devoted teacher at the State of New Jersey Johnstown School for the Blind in Bordentown, NJ from where he retired in 1992 after 25 years of service. While at the Johnstone School, Bert who himself was blind and an avid reader of braille, taught students with severe disabilities and severe educational needs. He taught his students: Independent Living, Nutrition and Cooking, Technology skills and many other disciplines. He was loved by his students. Bert also organized and presented events at Johnstone such as music festivals and fashion shows. Bert was an amateur radio (ham radio) enthusiast, he enjoyed playing the electronic keyboard and listening to old time radio shows. Bert was predeceased by his sister Theresa (Nee Hornick) Novak and her husband Frank Novak. Surviving are loving niece Valerie Novak Kirby and her husband Kerry and their daughter Kenzie, nephew David Novak, and niece Victoria Novak Hubinger and her husband Todd and their children Clayton and Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Commission for the Blind 153 Halsey St # 6, Newark, NJ 07102.