Douglas S. Horne

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Douglas S. Horne


Douglas S. Horne, age 79, of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 18, 2013 after a long illness.

He was born in 1934, the son of the late Douglas and Vesta Horne in Elmwood Park, IL. Douglas graduated from Cal Poly Tech, San Luis Obispo, CA and earned an MBA from Northwestern University. He worked with the International Harvester Company, Chicago, IL for 27 years and then moved to Chadds Ford, PA in 1986 where he was Executive Vice President for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Bridgeport, NJ, retiring in 2000. His greatest joys were spending time at the beach with his family and building model railroad cars, his life's great passion.

He also proudly served as Captain in the US Army for four years prior to his International Harvester position.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 27 years, Sandi H. Horne of Chadds Ford; his beloved pets, Ethyl and Cooper; son, Dale (Laura) of Mason, OH; daughters, Danette (Rich) Maxwell of Smyrna and Dana Dalton of Ft. Collins, CO; granddaughters, Gena Horne of AZ, Nicole Horne of OH, Ashley Gsell of Smyrna; and four great-grandsons.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Wilmington, DE, 19807, where friends and family may call beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Neighborhood Health and Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA for the care and attention they gave to Doug and his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Animal Rescue organizations. A few suggestions from the family include: A Tail to Tell, c/o The Pancake Farm, 1032 S. State St., Ephrata, PA 17522; Yorkie 911 Rescue, Inc., PO Box 2627, North Babylon, NY 11703; Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Dr., Wilmington, DE 19804; or an Animal Rescue organization of your choice.

Arrangements by

Yasik Funeral Home

Stanley S. Yasik, Inc.

Newark, Delaware


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Stanley S. Yasik Funeral Home
801 Kirkwood Highway  Newark, DE 19711
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Published in The News Journal on Aug. 22, 2013
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