Andrew J. Horvath III

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Andrew J. Horvath III

SELBYVILLE — Andrew J. Horvath III, 72, a retired master chief petty officer, of Selbyville died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at his home with his family and hospice. He was born in Warren, Ohio, on July 13, 1940, and was the son of the late Andrew J. Jr. and Mary (Plevyak) Horvath.

Andy was a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring in San Francisco in 1978. After leaving the Coast Guard, he was a supervisor for the Ocean City Transportation Department for 19 years, retiring again in 1997. He enjoyed sports, especially watching his favorite team, the Cleveland Browns, on TV and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Donna Loughrey Horvath of Selbyville, whom he married in 1959; two sons, Craig Horvath and his wife, Susan, and Jeffrey Horvath, both of Selbyville; and three brothers, James Horvath of St. George, Utah, and Jerry Horvath and Ronald Horvath, both of Warren, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Horvath, in 1974.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville with the Rev. Dr. James Van Der Wall officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and burial will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, Del. 19963.

Arrangements are by Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville and condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net.

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Published in The Daily Times on July 19, 2012
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