The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

June 25, 2012

Richard L. Horner Sr.

WINDBER — HORNER – Richard L. Sr., 72, Windber, passed away June 23, 2012, at home. Born July 20, 1939, in Johnstown, son of James and Ruth (Shannon) Horner. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Ralph. Survived by wife, Wilma (Shaffer); and children, Jodi, wife of Mark Georgulis, Valparaiso, Fla.; Tracy Frederick, Salix; Sandra, wife of Joseph Driggs, Davidsville; Wendy Maurizio, and fiance, Matthew Duppstadt, Windber; Richard Jr., and wife, Tina (Madey), Elton; and Jenni, wife of Ralph Manotti, Windber. Beloved Pap to his grandchildren, Anthony DeAnda, and fiancee, Natalia Arevalo; Zachery Perritt; Kelsi Nicodemus; Angelica Driggs; Katlyn, wife of Dominick Mash; Brandon Driggs; Marla Maurizio; Jonathan Maurizio, and special friend, Stephanie Szczur; Anthony Maurizio; Kayla Horner; and Alyssa and Jacob Manotti; and great-grandchildren, Karson Winkleman, Savannah Mash and Ethan Dwyer. Brother to Barbara, wife of Dennis Zahurak, Johnstown; Raymond Horner, Windber; James Horner, Johnstown; and Delano Horner, and wife, Betty, Johnstown. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Rich was a U.S. Army veteran, formerly employed by U.S. Steel and Bethlehem Steel. He was an avid hunter and fisher. He enjoyed reading books on the Civil War, going to Mike’s camp, and he could fix anything. He will be missed tremendously. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until time of memorial service at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, the Rev. Betsy Statler, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Windber Hospice in Richard Horner’s name. Inurnment, Richland Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963, in memory of Rich. (www.meekfuneralhome.com)

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