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BENNINGTON -- Mr. Raymond J. Horn, 85, a resident of East Street, Bennington, died suddenly Monday, May 16, 2005, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

He was born in Albany, N.Y. on Sept. 3, 1919. He was the son of the late J. Henry and Mildred (Distin) Horn. He received his education in Albany and was a 1938 graduate of Albany High School.

Ray married the former Ruth A. Woodard on July 13, 1939 in Bennington.

In earlier years Ray was employed at Polygraphic in North Bennington. He later moved to South Bend, Ind. where he was a manager at a printing plant. He remained in the printing business for 45 years and following his retirement he and his wife Ruth moved back to Bennington in 1997.

He was a member of the Second Congregational Church of Bennington. He enjoyed spending time on his computer, photography, bird watching, his cat “Chad” and most recently enjoyed going to the Senior Swim at the Bennington Recreation Center.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Woodard) Horn of Bennington; two sons, Randal J. Horn of Bennington and Delton T. Horn of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Emily Horn, John Edward Bray, Karen Horn and David Osborn; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Horn, and a sister, Verna Miller.

At the request of Mr. Horn there will be no calling hours or funeral service.

A graveside committal service will take place at Park Lawn Cemetery Thursday, May 19, 2005, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mary Lee Clark, pastor of the Second Congregational Church, officiating.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Mr. Raymond J. Horn may be made to either the Bennington Free Library or the Bennington Recreation Center through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 17 to May 18, 2005
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