David Edward Horrigan, Jr. was born at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C. on November 20, 1919. He was the only son of Dr. David Edward Horrigan (Retired U.S. Navy) and Mrs. Mary Cabell (Chewning) Horrigan (former Navy Nurse). Being the only son of a Naval Officer, Mr. Horrigan traveled extensively during his childhood, particularly throughout the eastern United States and also lived for two years in Haiti, where his father served as a physician with the Marine Corps. Upon returning to the U.S., Mr. Horrigan attended St. John's College High School, Washington D.C., St. Francis Preparatory School, Brooklyn, NY, and graduated from St. John's Preparatory School, Brooklyn, NY in June 1937. Prior to World War II, Mr. Horrigan attended the United States Naval Academy, Annapolish, Maryland and University of Virginia. Upon being commissioned as a Naval Officer in Feb. 1944, Mr. Horrigan served in active duty during the remainder of World War II and throughout the Korean War, receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1957. Mr. Horrigan married Sylvia Hope Shtrumpfman of Andover, Massachusetts. He then resumed his studies in engineering at the University of Virginia, from whence he graduated in June 1960 with a Bachelors Degree in Electrial Engineering. Mr. Horrigan rejoined government service with the National Security Agency and the Naval Communications command, the later from which he retired in December 1972 and moved from Washington D.C. to Daytona Beach, Florida. During Mr. Horrigan's retirement years, he was involved in the management of real estate, enjoyed dining out, loved to play golf, traveled throughout Central Florida and visited his grandchildren as often as possible. Mr. Horrigan was widowed in 1988 after 31 years of marriage to his wife, Sylvia Hope Horrigan. He is survived by three sons: David E. Horrigan III, Thomas and Maggie Horrigan, Robert and Kristin Horrigan; a daughter, Mary and Michael Myers; and seven grandchildren: Alex, Natalie, Sean, Erika, Andrew, Matthew and Amanda. The Horrigan family wants to express their warmest regards and thanks to Granny Nannies for their support through the past several years. Special acknowledgement and love to Lillian Bare of Grannie Nannies for whom provided much comfort and companionship to Mr. Horrigan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Epiphany Catholic Church, 201 Lafayette St., Port Orange on Monday, Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Deltona Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Shannon Maloney Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from October 6 to October 7, 2012