January 4, 1930 - November 7, 2018
Waverly, New York
November 7, 2018
January 4, 1930
November 16, 2018 at the Greater Valley Assembly of God at 104 S. Main St, Athens PA 18810 at 3:00 p.m.
On November 7, 2018, Richard (Dick) R. Horton, age 88, slipped peacefully away from this world. He was a current resident at Elderwood nursing care facility, where he was well cared for and loved. He would often be found by the nurse’s station, waiting for his traditional cup of tea and cookie. He was predeceased by his wife Judy, (1997) after 38 years of marriage and Son Todd (1982). He is survived by son, Clifford ( Nina) Horton of Waverly NY; daughter, Gail Horton Of Mesa AR; grandchildren, Nina (Kevin) Cheung of Binghamton NY, Timothy (Carrie) Horton of Waverly NY and Staff Sergeant Stephen (Rebecca) Horton, active duty USAF; great grandchildren, Levi, Benjamin, Jacob, McKenzie, Norah, Emma and Nina; he is also survived by his brother, Raymond Horton of Smithboro NY; sister, P. Carol Luther of Waverly NY; and many nieces and nephews
He was born in Ghent PA, in 1930, to the late Edna and Murray Horton. At a young age, on the family farm, he developed his lifelong passion for hunting and fishing. The family moved to Waverly NY. Richard (Dick) graduated from Waverly High School in 1949. He served in the US Army, during the Korean War. He returned to Waverly NY after his time of service, where he met his wife and raised his family. He retired from the Grand Union Warehouse after 37 years of employment. He was a long standing member of the Waverly United Methodist church. He actively participated in the church choir, was an usher and he loved to support the church dinners. He enjoyed bringing the whole family to the annual Harvest dinner. He always appreciated good cooking and homemade pie. He coached many seasons, of little league. In his later years, when out and about, he would often be stopped, and greeted by a former player. He was a well- known fan of sports. He loved to watch his grandchildren participate in the multiple sports they played, often offering an opinion about the game. He avidly followed the Waverly HS wrestling team, often travelling to away games. He was a scorekeeper for the Waverly baseball team, and always sat in the same location to cheer on the Waverly football team. Because of his lifelong passion for hunting and fishing he was an active member of the Waverly Sportsman club, where he served on the board.
A celebration of his life will be held on the Eve of Dad’s most anticipated day of the year, Opening day of gun season. The celebration will be held November 16, 2018, at the Greater Valley Assembly of God 104 S. Main St Athens PA 18810 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following: Waverly United Methodist Church, Waverly Athletic Booster Club or the Waverly Sportsmen Club. The Family would like to extend our gratitude to the Staff at Elderwood of Waverly NY. Our Dad, Brother and Grandpa received excellent care during his time there. The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Dick’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com
From: Keith Dimmick
My sincerest of condolences to the family! One's life is just a fleeting speck of time, however the lasting effects of time spent lasts forever.
From: Rob and Deanna Fassett
Cliff, Nina, Gail and family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Tom & Karen Benton
We are so sorry for your loss. Dick was a special man, one of the good guys as we like to say. He was such a good friend to our cousin Don Casterline and to our family. Please share our condolences with your family.
From: Bonnie & Geoff Richards
May you all feel at peace knowing your dad has been reunited with your mom. May he enjoy eternal life with your mom and brother. If they have a turkey shoot up there I am sure he will be first in line. Bless you all and peace be in each of your hearts.
Love you much Gail, ❤️ Geoff & Bonnie
From: Sharon Huckle Worden
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Thoughts and sympathies are with you all with the passing of your Dad/Grandpa. Many fond memories of years gone by on Elliott Street. Brings a smile to my face...may fond memories give you comfort and peace.
Take care. Sharon Huckle Worden
From: Waverly Sportsman's Club
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We send our condolences to Dick's family. He was a member of our club for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
From: Steve and Gina Wright
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Mr. Horton will be remembered as a kind, gentle soul whose love for the outdoors was evident. We really didn't know him personally, but as a customer at our sporting goods. Such a kind gentle man. The world needs more people like him!
From: Sterling Dimmick
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Our prayers of comfort are with the Horton family at this time. My brother and I would greet Dick at Elderwood and our late father, William F. Jr. would hunt with Dick on occasion.
William Dimmick III
From: The Keene Family
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Very sorry to hear of Dick's sudden passing. Many memories of our years as neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
From: VFW Post 1536, Sayre
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Please accept our deepest sympathy.
From: Sandy Huckle Patane
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To all the Hortons,What a blessing it was to have shared the neighborhood on Elliott Street with your family. Fond memories of your Dad/ Grandpa/brother will always be with us. We enjoyed a few visits within the past few months with him @ Elderwood , as well as our mom, who also is a resident & continued to be a “neighbor”. She, too, sends her condolences. Your tribute to Dick, and service of celebration of his life was honoring. We are so thankful to have shared it with you. It brings a smile knowing he is with the Lord.
love, Sandy with Sam
From: Julia M Ripa
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I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. My Dad, Hugh Beckwith, worked with Dick for 20+ years at the Grand Union warehouse until it closed its doors in the mid-80's. Dad said Dick was "one of the good guys!" May the God of all comfort give you everything you need during this time of grief and sorrow.