Gerhard “Gerry” Hornung, 61, of Clinton and formerly of Union passed away at Morristown Memorial Hospital on November 20th.
Born in Troschenreuth, Germany, Gerhard came to the U.S. as a child first settling in Irvington then moving to Union in 1977. He had lived in Clinton for the past 4 years. Gerhard was a graduate of Irvington High and NJIT where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Gerhard was the owner of Action Auto Center in Union. He was a co-founder and past president of the Galloping Hill Cruisers Car Club. An avid bowler, Gerhard was a member and director of the USBC, Union County Chapter where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He had also competed in the USBC National Tournament for 39 consecutive years.
Gerhard was the beloved husband of 23 years to Norma Kania. He is also survived by his sister Marianne Wild and husband Pete, nieces Nicole and Kara as well as many loving relatives and friends.