Theodore U. Horger

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Theodore U. Horger of Princeton, New Jersey, son of the late William H. Horger and Esther Kehrli Horger, died on October 28, 2013. He was born and reared in Taylor, Pennsylvania. Ted was valedictorian of the Taylor High School Class of 1957. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1961 with a degree in engineering mechanics, where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society. Ted earned a Master's degree, also in engineering mechanics, from New York University in 1963. For two years he served in the Peace Corps teaching classes in the School of Engineering at the University of Concepcion in Concepcion, Chile. He then joined Bell Laboratories, the research and development division of AT&T, where his responsibilities included the design of telephone facilities to resist the effects of nuclear weapons. Subsequently he worked for AT&T until retirement, specializing, as senior engineer, in the mechanical design of systems for buildings here and around the world, including the Ukraine and China.

After retirement, while living in Plainfield, New Jersey, he returned to community service serving as vice chairman of the Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission, a member of the Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Commission, secretary/treasurer of the Crescent Area Neighborhood Association, and treasurer of the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library. He also pursued his interests in duplicate bridge, genealogy and artistic endeavors. He enjoyed many family reunions in Pennsylvania.

He is survived by a sister, Louise Hawk, of Cape Coral, Florida; a brother, James H. Horger and wife, Maureen of Cape Coral; a brother, Attorney Paul D. Horger and wife, Adrienne of Clarks Summit; and sister-in-law, Karen Jones Horger of Moosic. In addition he is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ted was preceded in death by his twin brother, Robert.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lehigh University, 622 Brodhead Avenue, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015; the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510; the Lackawanna Historical Society, 832 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510; or a charity of one's choosing.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 29 at the Jacob Davis Funeral Home, 422 S. Main Street, Taylor, PA. Friends may call from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Dunmore Cemetery.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 4, 2013
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