Ulrich Peter Horger of Taylor died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at the VNA Hospice at Community Medical Center. His wife is the former Jean Hauenstein. The couple celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on Nov. 26.
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He was born in Taylor and was the son of the late Dr. Ulrich P. and Mercedes Watkins Horger.
A graduate of Taylor High School and Muhlenberg College, he had worked as a salesman for the General Foods Co. and, in 1975-1976, he was the administrator of the Taylor Hospital.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Acacia Lodge F&AM 579, Taylor Hose Co. No. 1, Taylor Swiss Lodge and the former Taylor Men's Club and was formerly a Boy Scout leader.
Pete had served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Pete loved spending time working in his garden and maintaining his fish pond. Everybody thought of him as a "colorful" character and he will be missed by family and friends. His loving wife, Jean, was by his side through thick and thin.
Also surviving are two daughters, Susan Fitch and her husband, Fred, Jarrettsville, Md., and Margaret (Meg) S. Horger, Moosic; three sons, U. Peter Horger III and his wife, Annie, Tunkhannock; John Russell Horger and his wife, Linda, Mechanicsville, Md.; and Christopher Watkin Horger and his wife, Manal, United Arab Emirates; sister, Jean Chapman-Castle, Rochester, N.Y.; and six grandchildren, Amanda Beth Freidman, Scott Fitch, Peter Russell Horger, Adam Christopher Horger, Zane Christopher Horger and Ian Russell Zagropski.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Dr. Evelyn Lafferty.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from Jacob Davis Funeral Home, 422 S. Main St., Taylor, with services by the Rev. Donald Roberts, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Taylor. Interment will be at Abington Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Commonwealth Medical College, 150 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 14, 2012