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John A. Horwath a Palatine resident for 45 years John A. Horwath died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, of complications of Parkinson's disease. John was married for 60 years to Patricia Horwath (nee Lindholm). John was the father of six children, Leslie (Martin) Katz, LuAnn Hamel, David, Steven (Paula Keats) Horwath, Janet Gipson and Margaret (Robert) Dettloff; four grandchildren, Royce and Ted Hamel, Matthew Dettloff and Benjamin Kemp; and his brother, Jim and sister, Carol Fischbach. John received his Navy Commission upon graduating in the NROTC program at IIT. He later earned master's degrees from IIT and Northwestern. He was a metallurgical engineer working 35 years at the Borg- Warner Research Center in Des Plaines and five years at the American Foundrymen's Society. John was a marathon runner having run the Boston Marathon twice and the Chicago Marathon many times. Photography was also his hobby. The family would like to thank the staff and new friends at Addolorata Villa for the excellent care and support, as well as everyone at Seasons Hospice. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. Services for John will begin with prayers on Friday, Oct. 12, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, proceeding to St. Theresa Catholic Church, 465 N. Benton St., Palatine, for funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Memorials would be appreciated in memory of John for the American Parkinson Disease Association Midwest Chapter, 1800 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL 60187, apdamidwest.org. For information, 847-358-7411 or www.ahlgrimffs.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 10, 2012
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