Mark Horvath

MARK HORVATH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL Mark Horvath of Chicago Heights, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 due to complications from a very aggressive form of prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (nee Weinberg); daughter, Alison; son, Andy; beloved dog, Cocoa; brothers: Dave and Tony; along with one niece and five nephews. Preceded in death by his parents: Louis and Agnes. Mark was a teacher at Andrean High School where he taught Economics, Psychology, and Sociology. He was also a cross-country coach and basketball coach at Andrean, having once held the title of Head Coach for five years and earning three sectional titles for the school. He also coached basketball at Kankakee Valley High School for a brief time. In November 1997, Mark finally realized his lifelong dream and published his first book, Floor Burns: Inside the Life of a Kansas Jayhawk, and in July 2002, published his second book, Long Shot: Beating the Odds to Live a Jayhawk Dream. Mark was also a small business owner, having owned Ironman Painting until the late 1990s. A dedicated and passionate teacher for over 30 years, Mark believed himself to be truly fortunate to have impacted so many students' lives. He never planned on retiring and insisted that he would have to be carried out of the building in order for that to happen. Visitation will be held on Friday May 31, 2013 at the Solan- Pruzin Funeral Home & Crematory, 14 Kennedy Ave. (corner of Main and Kennedy), Schererville from 2:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday June 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY at St. Bosco Catholic Church, 7113 Columbia Ave., Hammond. At rest St. John Cemetery. Please omit flowers. solanpruzinfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Solan Pruzin - Schererville - Schererville
14 Kennedy Avenue  Schererville, IN 46375
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Published in The Times on May 30, 2013