ABE2 (AW) Robert M. Horvath, USN, age 25, died Saturday, April 19, 2014. He was born October 27, 1988 in East Stroudsburg, PA., to Robert and Kathleen M. Parmelee Horvath. A 2006 graduate of Flagler Palm Coast High School, he played cornerback for the football team. He enlisted in the Unites States Navy in 2009, serving as an Aviation Boatswain's Mate Electrician 2nd Class (AW) aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan and the U.S.S. Nimitz from February 2009 thru February 2014. He defended his country on multiple deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He enjoyed surfing, his car, a Subaru WRX and spending time with his family. Robert was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and was a fantastic soccer player. ABE2 Horvath is survived by his mother, Kathleen and Andrew Falk, brothers Zachary and Nathanial Falk, of Piscataway, NJ., maternal grandmother, Muriel Parmelee of Elizabeth, NJ; paternal grandparents, Lazlo and Agnes Horvath of Dingmans Ferry, PA; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Horvath, and grandfather, Robert Parmelee. Family and friends will be received Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 pm, and Wednesday from 9:00-10:30 am at the Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road South in Flagler Beach. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 89 St. Mary Place in Korona with Rev. Slawomir Podsiedlik officiating. Interment will take place Thursday at Jacksonville National Cemetery with full military honors. Robert was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He was also awarded various other Unit Citations and other recognitions. Memorial contributions may be made in ABE2 Horvath's name to Operation Homefront, 222 Lakeview Avenue, # 1630, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 or United Service Organizations (USO), P.O. Box 96322, Washington, DC 20090; or the Cancer Hospital, Valerie Fund, 2101 Millburn Ave. Maple-wood, NJ 07040. Condolences may be sent to www.craigflaglerpalms.com
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 27, 2014