Condolence & Memory Journal

PAUL WAS ONE OF MY HEROES AS A PACKER FAN. A GREAT PACKER, A FANTASTIC PERSONALITY WITH A GREAT SMILE.

Posted by Marvin Furman - Raleigh, NC   December 14, 2020

What a special career! Paul's family have many a great memories. To the family I am sorry for your loss and offer my condolences. Pease to you all.

Posted by Lindsey - IL   November 30, 2020

Where are all the greats of that era gone? I remember as a young paperboy that terrible day in 1962 when he was suspended by Pete Rozelle for gambling. The rest is a glorious history which only proves you can't keep a good man down.

Posted by Ian Malcomson - Victoria, BC   November 29, 2020

THANK U PAUL FOR BEING MY GODFATHER, AND TO YOUR MOTHER, LORETTA, FOR BEING MY GODMOTHER! THANK U FOR ALL U DID FOR US GRUBER'S.WE HAVE FOND MEMORIES FROM 2828 PORTLAND AVE., AND YOU VISITING OUR HOME ON LORETTA AVE. BY CHRIST THE KING.SO PROUD TO CALL U MY GODFATHER, THROUGH THE YEARS! WAS SO PROUD OF YOUR HUGE CARING HEART, AND ALL U DID FOR OTHERS.PEACE TO YOU, AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL WIFE, ANGELA! HUG JANIE GRUBER, AND LORETTA FOR ME! GO PACKERS, GO IRISH, GO FLAGET! GO WITH GOD! Thank u for your service yo your country!❤

Posted by Susie Gruber Barr - Friend   November 23, 2020

THANK U PAUL FOR BEING MY GODFATHER, AND TO YOUR MOTHER, LORETTA, FOR BEING MY GODMOTHER! THANK U FOR ALL U DID FOR US GRUBER'S.WE HAVE FOND MEMORIES FROM 2828 PORTLAND AVE., AND YOU VISITING OUR HOME ON LORETTA AVE. BY CHRIST THE KING.SO PROUD TO CALL U MY GODFATHER, THROUGH THE YEARS! WAS SO PROUD OF YOUR HUGE CARING HEART, AND ALL U DID FOR OTHERS.PEACE TO YOU, AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL WIFE, ANGELA! HUG JANIE GRUBER, AND LORETTA FOR ME! GO PACKERS, GO IRISH, GO FLAGET! GO WITH GOD!0

Posted by Susie Gruber Barr - Friend   November 23, 2020

My condolenvrs to the family. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.

Posted by A friend   November 22, 2020

He was my father's favorite player, I remember hearing stories about him as a child. I send my deepest sympathies to his family. I am praying that the God of all comfort strengthens them during this difficult time. My family will miss him great.

Posted by A friend   November 22, 2020

To the Hornung family my deepest condolences for your loss. Cherish the memories as you navigate through this most difficult time. May God be a refuge for you.

Posted by A friend   November 21, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Hornung family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by TD    November 21, 2020

Paul and I served together in Army at Fort Riley ,Ks. late 61/early 62. He was very good/generous allowing me to fly in a private plane from the Post to GB and get me into the game vs. Bears.. (row 2/50 yd line). Was quite the experience for sure.

Posted by Ken Westphal - Valrico, FL - military   November 20, 2020

Our Lady of Victory guide your son, Paul Hornung, directly to heaven so he will be with Family , Friends, Relatives and Teammates who have passed on. The Notre Dame phrase" Play Like a Champion" says everything about how Paul Hornung approached everything in life. God Bless! My most sincere condolences go out to his family and close friends.

Posted by Tim Lynch - Evergreen Park, IL - acquaintance   November 20, 2020

PAUL HORNUNG WAS MY IDOL AS A TEENAGE GREEN BAY PACKER FAN. HIS EXPLOITS ON THE FIELD, MADE ME PROUD TO BE A PACKER FAN, LIVING IN NYC AMONG NY GIANT FANS. I LOVED THE PACKERS AND PAUL WAS JUST ONE REASON. STRANGELY, SIX MONTHS AGO I SENT HIM A LETTER INQUIRING ABOUT HIS HEALTH AND LIFE. I DIDN'T GET A REPLY. I WASN'T AWARE HE WAS SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA. IT IS SO SAD TO THINK OF THE VIBRANT HORNUNG INCAPACITATED BY THIS CRUEL DISEASE. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY. THE ONE BRIGHT THOUGHT TO PAUL'S DEATH IS THAT NOW HE WILL BE REUNITED IN HEAVEN WITH LOMBARDI, TAYLOR, STARR, AND THE OTHER PACKER GREATS WHO HAVE PASSED ON. RIP.

Posted by Marvin Furman - Raleigh, NC   November 20, 2020

My condolences go out to the family of Paul. He will be missed by the Hornung family. Again so sorry for your loss.

Posted by LeeRoy    November 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I knew him only slightly as his son's kindergarten teacher in Green Bay. He was a gentleman and such a good role model for his boys.

Posted by Barbara Jones, Stuart - Midland, MI   November 19, 2020

My sincere condolences to Angela and the Hornung family. I was 14 when someone told my father that Notre Dame had a football player named Hornung on the team. Paul was a sophomore at the time and I listened to every game for the times that he was in the game. Our family referred to him as "Cousin Paul." I even figured out how he could be related although after a while decided that he was a very distant cousin. When he was a junior, I wrote to him and was delighted when he sent me two pictures--one of them autographed. I listened to every game he played. Since we considered him "family," we were thrilled with all his accomplishments: Heisman Trophy winner, Bonus draft choice, and then he played for the Packers, our favorite team even though we lived in PA. Paul was undoubtedly the best player -- he could do everything on the field. I was saddened to see that he had passed away. It was the end of an era.
Carol Hornung Sadowski, Newark, DE

Posted by Carol Hornung Sadowski    November 19, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   November 19, 2020

You will always be a legend. May God bless your family in these trying times.

Posted by Jacob Masters - Taylors, SC - friend   November 18, 2020

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HAPPY , HUMP DAY BUT , MORE IMPORTANTLY HAPPY , EARLY THANKSGIVING TO A LEGENDARY FOOTBALL PLAYER TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!! BROTHER #5 FROM , EVERYBODY AT BYRON'S BAR AND GRILLE RESTAURANT !!!!!!!!!!! COLOSSIANS 1:14 ......... MATTHEW 26:05-26:75 ....... MARK 1:08-1:11 !!!!!!!!!!!!! & HOSEA 3:02 ???????????????????

Posted by JESSE POWER RANGER FARGNOLI - NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI   November 18, 2020

Please accept my condolences. Paul lives on in his amazing sporting legacy. Take comfort in know that your heavenly father will support you through this.

Posted by Odette Wells - FL   November 18, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Enjoyed watching you in action especially on Thanksgiving Day against The Detroit Lions as a youngster.
May you rest in Peace Mr. Hornung.

Posted by John Pallam - Dover, DE   November 17, 2020

Paul was my first football hero beginning in 1960 when I was just eight years old.That was the year I became a Packer fan and in 60 years since then my love for that team has grown daily.RIP Paul.You will always be my hero.

Posted by Matthew Corder - Greenwood, IN   November 17, 2020

great player

Posted by dave meixelsperger - Spring Green, WI   November 17, 2020

Posted by dave meixelsperger - Spring Green, WI   November 17, 2020

One of the all time Greats!, back when football was football and men were men. I grew up and am still a die hard Green Bay Packer fan. He will always be one of the NFL's (and Green Bay's) all time Greatest. Thoughts and prayers to all family and friends. RIP Paul

Posted by Brad Hefft - Owego, NY   November 17, 2020

I was in 8th grade when Hornung starred at quarterback on a hapless Terry Brennan coached team. He was truly the Golden Boy of that era. I enjoyed his ups & downs w/Lombardi & the Pack; thought his conversion to half back by Lombardi was a natural. I was at UCLA law school when he got married in Beverly Hills. I
remember thinking it was about time for him to settle down while he still had
knees. Over the years I saw him every once in a while on tv as an NFL “color” guy; always reminded me of his great football days. Last year I was in Green Bay (passing through) my brother and I stopped at Lambeau Field & bought one thing for me: Jersey #5 with Paul’s name on it. Paul Hornung, RIP.

Posted by Bob Holderness - Folsom, CA - friend   November 16, 2020

Paul, you were my childhood football hero along with the rest of the Packers in the Lombardi era. I followed you through your days of announcing for Notre Dame. Thank you for all the memories. May god bless your sole and may you forever rest in peace.

Posted by Daniel Saunders - Student   November 16, 2020

The world is a lot less “Golden” now....Heaven is much more so!

Posted by Bob McDonnell (ND ‘67)    November 16, 2020

We watched you { paul} practice while we were on our honeymoon in 1960 in Green Bay. So long to a great player.

Posted by floyd schrodt - oakdale, MN   November 16, 2020

The heroes of my youth are now leaving us. Paul was the lighting of the Packer backfield with Taylor being the thunder. I can still recall Ken Bowmen snapping the ball to Bart Starr, handing it off to #5 and him running the Green Bay power sweep being led by Jerry Kramer and Fuzzy Thurston. It seems like yesterday. Those were tough guys. One heck of a team in heaven to be sure!

Posted by Chris Steiner - Bellingham, WA   November 16, 2020

As i hear thanks for the memories play iin my head, i can see the great runs, the option passing and yes the kicks of Paul Hornung. i can hear Zeke say Golden Boy. God bless you Paul!

Posted by Bill Edson - Overland Park, KS - friend   November 16, 2020

Best player ever

Posted by Scott hanson    November 16, 2020

I became a serious Packer fan as a little boy in the 1960's. Paul Horning is one of the reasons that little boy will always be in me.

Posted by Derrick D'Amico - Schenectady, NY   November 16, 2020

It's because of Paul Hornung and the rest of the Great Green Bay Packers teams . Rest in Peace Paul

Posted by Michael VIRCHINSKY - Chicago, IL   November 16, 2020

May the peace of Gods be with the family at this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 16, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Hornung family, in your time of sorrow, may God be with you, truly sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   November 16, 2020

I lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and I would go to the airport when the Packers came back from a game. Paul Hornung wrote a special autograph for me on his arrival after a game. That really was really special to me. Years later, my good friend Charles Heitzman of Louisville, Ky related some of his interaction with him.
My prayers for the Hornung family.

Posted by PAUL PYTLAK - FRESNO, CA   November 15, 2020

May the Good Lord Keep You and Grant You Piece. Thank you for the Wonderful Memories (even though you were a Packer).

Posted by Paul Levine    November 15, 2020

A hero for myriad football fans for so long in a bygone era of America never to be replicated. Sui generis, indeed. Rest in peace in that stadium in the sky.

Posted by J. Vincent Roche - Philadelphia, PA - friend   November 15, 2020

To the Hornung Family

I have heard about Paul my whole life from my father (Bill Shade) who lived in Portland and sort of took Paul under his wing since he could see his athletic ability. He would furnish him with sports equipment and give him advice. My dad was very proud of Paul and loved watching him play. Paul also used to refer to my father as his first Lombardi. Dad was like a father to Paul.

I am happy those two will be together in Heaven and looking down and protecting us.

Rest in Peace Golden Boy.

Victoria Lynn Shade Cosgrove

Posted by Victoria Shade Cosgrove - Louisville, KY - acquaintance   November 15, 2020

A triple threat in the NFL, but won Heisman as a Quarterback, ND.

Posted by Vic Bulaich - Westchester, CA - significant_other   November 15, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. Paul had many accomplishments as a football legend and will be missed. May the God of tender mercies comfort you at this difficult time.

Posted by Mary - Neighbor   November 15, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences to the Family for your loss. Paul was a legend indeed, a valuable teammate for the Green Bay Packers. May Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your grieving hearts during this time of sorrow. May His arm of strength support each day as you miss Paul in your lives. Thank you for his contribution to the Football League and the legacy he left behind.

Posted by BRY    November 15, 2020

paul dudley/former green bay was my football coach.my family made leibal field in regina and head ref for the CFL.i nevermethornung but footballis in my blood....

Posted by pat wolfe - Acquaintance   November 15, 2020

Angela, you and Paul are in my prayers. Paul was one of the most determined persons I've ever known that devoted his career to unequalled EXCELLENCE. Another person I knew with the same determination was my friend since 1976, NBA Commissioner, David Stern. They both have now passed this year, but their determination for CAREER EXCELLENCE is and was utterly remarkable. I was honored, in my life, to know both of them and I consider it a great fortune. I'm saddened that you (and we) have now lost Paul amongst us -- but his memory for determined EXCELLENCE will live forever and he will have a place in Heaven that will be special - because it will be filled with others who lived a life of CAREER EXCELLENCE.

Posted by J. Bruce Miller - Louisville, KY - friend   November 14, 2020

My Dad was into sports, no sons. I loved sports. We had a bond about all sports
Proud that I could understand the games of football, baseball and basketball. Both.of.us.just
Loved the Packers and Paul
WOW. Amazing player! I thought handsome too.
RIP Mr. Paul
Time for you to rest.
Condolences to family, friends
and all the fans





Posted by A friend   November 14, 2020

My condolences to the Hornung famil and friends, Paul was one of the great ones

RIP

Posted by Chuck G - Windsor, CA - acquaintance   November 14, 2020

Brought back so many good memories of the Green Bay Packers. Paul. Jim Taylor, Bart Starr . Boyd Dowler, . He could run ,pass ,the complete package.
Green Bay Fan
Jim Landreaui

Posted by jim landreau - Friend   November 14, 2020

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Irma (Piselli) Heyse - Bonita Springs, FL - family   November 14, 2020

I'm very sorry in the loss of Paul Hornung. Paul Hornung was my dad's favorite Heisman trophy winner from Notre Dame in 1956 as well.

Posted by Paul Morris - White Plains, NY - acquaintance   November 14, 2020

Paul Hornung was bigger than life.....
He was a true hometown hero along with my Dad, Coach Paulie Miller
We have such fond memories of him from when he use to come to our house for dinner or paint the garage every summer to make some money. Dad and Paul shared a special relationship almost like he was part of the Miller family.....what was 1 more kid anyway.
I am so sadden by his passing.
We love you Golden boy !!!!
Margie Miller

Posted by Margie Miller - Louisville, KY - friend   November 14, 2020

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Godspeed Paul, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful football memories. Forever, "The Golden Boy".

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   November 14, 2020

My prayers are with you! Doggie Hancock

Posted by Jim Hancock - Louisville, KY - classmate   November 14, 2020

I am so sorry about the loss of Paul. He was awesome! The Hornung family has my deepest condolences. I pray that you will be surrounded continuously with love and support. And, as you go through this difficult time, may Almighty God give you everlasting comfort (2 Thess. 2:16).

Posted by Jenee    November 14, 2020

Without a doubt Paul Hornung was the greatest in his time. I remember many Sundays sitting on my dad's lap watching Paul Hornung and the Green Bay Packers playing. He was a legend, one of a kind.

Posted by Joe Fackler    November 14, 2020

Dear Angela,
George and I send our deepest sympathy to you on the passing from this life of Paul. George, especially, has fond memories of Paul. We both knew him from high school days. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary Lee and George Fischer

Posted by Mary Lee and George Fischer - Louisville, KY - friend   November 14, 2020

The Golden Boy from The Golden Dome...my dad will be one of many greeters when he arrives at the Golden Gates.

Posted by Biff McNamara - Canton Ohio    November 14, 2020

As a Wisconsin native and lifelong Packer fan Paul was one of my early sports heroes and revered in Wisconsin long after his playing days. Rest in Peace Golden Boy!

Posted by James Davis    November 14, 2020

Posted by Carol Sivadge    November 14, 2020

I grew up with Paul in Louisville. He played football with my brother and the other neighborhood boys. He was a good kid growing up as I recall. Good to his Mom. Rest in Peace Paul. Elizabeth Cleary Francis

Posted by Elizabeth (Bettie Francis (Cleary) - Milton, VT - friend   November 14, 2020

Always looked up to him as a young player.

Posted by David Gibbons - Cleveland, OH   November 14, 2020

Was a huge N.Y. Giants fan in those days but how could you not be in awe of Hornung, Taylor and Starr. Tremendous and tough.

Posted by Andy Cousins    November 14, 2020

heaven will be having a lot more fun when no. 5 gets there.

Posted by Thomas P Noonan    November 14, 2020

RIP #5. Fondest memories being a kid in Wis

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2020

I enjoyed him playing for the Packers

Posted by Marvel Carpenter - Oshkosh, WI - friend   November 13, 2020

My favorite relative, my great Uncle Chuck Hornung, explained to me an 8 year old in 1964 that if I thought I was related to the great #5 Paul Hornung then I was. I did get to meet and speak with him in 1998 in Florida. (albeit a racetrack). He was a real humble gentleman. I have am blessed with a framed #5 Green Bay Packer autographed jersey on my wall today. Godspeed Paul Hornung.

Posted by Thos. Caldwell - Jacksonville, IL - family   November 13, 2020

Another legend is gone. Rest in Peace Mr. Hornung.

Posted by Mike Wheeler    November 13, 2020

When I was a young kid around eight years old, my daddy said "see that guy right there playing football for the Green Bay Packers, he is from Louisville and he's the best of all time." He became my idol and I even wrote his mother, Loretta, whom also lived in Louisville, in the Portland area, and I told her that Paul is my idol and would you please send me an autographed picture of him. To make a long story short, she did and I still have that picture hanging in my room. I even saw him last year at Churchill Downs the Friday after Thanksgiving (because he's always there the day after Thanksgiving) and he signed a few more memorabilia for me, that's the great man he was. He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace Golden Boy.

Posted by Patrick Tuell - Friend   November 13, 2020

THE BEST

Posted by TED HOSKING - MAZOMANIE, WI - military   November 13, 2020

Paul was taught ROTC by my dad at Notre Dame and was my confirmation godfather, with another player, Ralph Guglielmi. They and most others football players were frequent guests at our South Bend house. They became lifelong friends with my parents. I went with Paul and my dad and mom to a Notre Dame vs LSU game. We were a group of about 10 dressed in Irish Green!
RIP Paul.

Posted by Jim Chimento - Destrehan, LA   November 13, 2020

Amazing all-purpose back; multi-talented on and off the field. The Golden Boy could do it all. Accomplished, good-looking, indefatigable, and charismatic. He could even charm the notoriously tough Vince Lombardi! Paul's versatile abilities on the field, toughness, and leadership traits in all settings, garnered universal respect.

When I think of the credos "Run To Daylight," "Find The Endzone," and "Run To Win," Paul Hornung always comes to mind.

Thanks for the memories, your service to our country, and for serving as a model in so many aspects of life, Paul. You were a brilliant presence; a Golden Boy in a golden age of professional and Packer football.

Posted by - CA   November 13, 2020

I saw Paul play against #1 Oklahoma at Notre dame in 1956. ND was 2-8 that season.

What can you say about a guy who was:
1. the quarterterback
2. the punter
3. the punt returner
4. the kick off guy
5. the kickoff returner
6. the extra point kicker
7. the field goal kicker
8. AND was an excellent player on defense
This is what you say.......WOW! :)
R.I.P. Mr. Hornung

Posted by Joseph Badger - South Bend, IN   November 13, 2020

Thanks for your playing days. My cousin and I were big fans of you and the Packers. We were lucky enough to grow up in what we call, the best era ever in football. We player like, we were you. Of course with 3 seconds left in the game and had to throw a game winning pass. Enough said about us as kids. God bless you and al your family, both at home and the Packer family. Prayers for everyone.

Posted by Larry Hoover - Tipp City, OH   November 13, 2020