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Timothy J. Horgan Sr.

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Horgan, Timothy J. Sr. QUEENSBURY Timothy J. Horgan Sr., 88, passed away on February 20, 2013. Tim was born on January 18, 1925 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Timothy Horgan and Rose (Dempsey) Horgan. He graduated from St. Francis Prep in Brooklyn in 1943 and was immediately drafted into the Army. Tim served in the US 2nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron and was a highly decorated World War II veteran. Highlights of his military experience included extensive frontline action during the Battle of the Bulge, liberating the German concentration camp at Flossenburg in April 1945 and participating in the rescuing of the Lipizzaner Stallions. He was awarded the Purple Heart in 1945. After traveling to Europe in 1994, Tim began to share his World War II memories and stories with family, especially his grandsons and local high school history students. Tim's stories can also be heard in the oral history of World War II compiled by the World War II Museum in New Orleans. After returning from World War II, Tim enrolled in Siena College and graduated with a degree in accounting in 1950. On August 27, 1949 he married Margaret O'Leary at St. Mary's Church in Glens Falls, N.Y. They were married for 58 years and resided in Glens Falls. Tim worked for several companies in the Glens Falls and Albany area including Huyck Felt, Parsons Ford, Rist Frost and The Watervaliet Arsenal, and retired in 1987 after 20 years of service as a budget officer. Tim was president of the St. Mary's Home School Association in the 1970s. After retirement, he was a Realty USA sales associate and he also volunteered for the Meals on Wheels Program and Make a Wish Foundation. He was a member of the Local Elks Lodge, long time member and golfer at the Glens Falls Country Club, and an active member of the Capital Region's Battle of Bulge Association. Tim was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mag; and brother, John Horgan. Tim is survived by his three sons, Dr. Michael J. Horgan (Jaclyn Brilling) of Delmar, N.Y., Timothy J. Horgan Jr. (Sandra) of Roswell, Ga. and John P. Horgan (Cynthia) of Queensbury N.Y.; ten grandchildren, John B. Horgan (Smriti) of Brooklyn, N.Y., Alison B. Horgan of Albany, Michael B. Horgan of Albany, Andrew B. Horgan of Somerville, Mass., Matthew B. Horgan of Baltimore, Md., 2d Lt Timothy J. Horgan III (Jennifer) of Atlanta, Ga., Casey Lyn M. Horgan of Roswell, Ga., Ethan T. Horgan of Queensbury, Dillon Horgan of Queensbury and Mark Horgan of Queensbury. Tim is survived by his three sisters, Catherine Sellers of Sedalia, Colo., Hannah Horgan of Summit, N.J. and Mary Kelly of Summit. He is also survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Linehan of Glens Falls along with 23 nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, February 25, 2013 at St. Mary's Church, 62 Warren Street, Glens Falls with Father Joseph Manerowski officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Main Street, South Glens Falls with Military Honors. Family and friends are invited to and may call from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury. For those who wish online condolences may be made by visiting sbfuneralhome.com.

Published in Albany Times Union on Feb. 22, 2013
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