2011-09-22 / Obituaries

George V. Horton Jr.

New Port Ritchey, Fla., 78

George Vaughn “Georgie” Horton Jr., 78, passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, September 12, 2011 at the home of his brother and caregiver for the past 23 years, Mike J. Horton, in New Port Richey, Fla.

The oldest son of the late George V. ‘Vaughn’ Horton Sr., and Margaret B. ‘Sue’ (Mellott) Horton, he was born at the family home in Woodvale, Bedford County, on December 11, 1932.

He is survived by his sister, Patricia A., and husband Domenick Masotti of Bayshore, N.Y.; two brothers: William C. “Bill” Horton and wife Cathy (Diaz) of E. Islip, N.Y. and Mike J. Horton of Florida; aunt and uncle Chester A. “Chet” and Lena (Bussick) Horton of Hummelstown, Pa.; aunt Maxine ( Park) Horton of Three Springs, (widow of Pershing Q. Horton); and aunt Lillian “Lilli” (Petri) Horton of Connecticut, (widow of Roy T. Horton); two sisters-in-law: Sachiko (Asano) Horton of Everett and Kathy (Gribbin) Horton-Werkheiser of Bayport, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Roy Robert “Bob” Horton of Everett; Fred A. Horton of College Point, Queens, N.Y.; and Thomas O. “Tommy” Horton of Dunwoody, Ga.

He endured lifelong autism. As a teenager, he was a strong young man known for his infectious smile, remarkable memory of family history and reunion events and his eagerness to assist anyone he knew with whatever task presented him. He resided for some years with his grandmother, Eunice C. (Waite) Horton, at Saxton, helping with household chores following the death of her husband and his grandfather, Scott George Horton. Grandma Horton was a huge positive influence on Georgie’s character building and values. Later, he returned to live at home with his parents in Bedford, N.Y., Nashville, Tenn., and Florida until their passing.

He was of the Catholic faith. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all the many family members and friends who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 10 a.m., at Akers Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bernard L. White officiating.

Friends and Family may call on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA 16678.

Interment will be made in the Broad Top City I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Huntingdon Co, PA, in the Horton family section alongside his parents and his uncle Roy.

The family asks anyone desiring to do so, please donate to the charity of one’s choice, their local animal shelter or the Broad Top City Cemetery Association.

Online condolences at www.akersfuneralchapel.com

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