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Died suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at the age of 71. Elmer was a lifelong resident of the Frankford section in N.E. Phila.
After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He proudly served his country as a Corporal in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968 in the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. His occupational specialty was in communications as a Field Radio Operator.
He was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded in action. He was a proud Veteran and is a member of The American Legion and VFW Post 3020. After serving his country, he worked in several industries but his dedication was the newspaper business. He started at the Philadelphia Journal as a Circulation Supervisor achieving top sales in his district multiple times. After they closed, he got a position at the Philadelphia Inquirer in the Transportation Department delivering news-papers everyday around the city. He worked for The Inquirer for 27 years before retirement after he suffered a massive stroke. He described this job as the "best time" he ever had, he loved driving. He is a member of the Teamsters Union Local 628 where he continued to attend meetings and events with the Retirees Club.
He enjoyed retirement by spend-ing time with his family and young grandchildren. He was a very generous man. He was a prankster, loved telling jokes, and had an infectious laugh. He survived prostate cancer, but years after his stroke his health began to take a toll and daily tasks proved to be more challenging.
He is preceded in death by his father, Elmer L. Horn, Sr., and his mother, Anna V. Horn (Blackiston). He is survived by his loving wife, Eileen (Markert). Father of John Browning (Tara), Joseph Browning (Gina), Gina Osborn (Ken), Katie Ann Lucas (Jacob), Kristy Meenan (Mike). Grand-father "P-Pop" of Tiffany, Kathleen, Melissa, Joseph, Mike, Samantha, Nicholas, John, Kelsey, Tyler, Hailey, Emily, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Please join the Horn family after 1:30 P.M., Sunday, Sept. 16th, at DELAWARE VALLEY CREMATION CENTER, 7350 State Road, Phila. PA 19136, for a gathering of remembrance in honoring and celebrating Elmer's life. The Memorial Tribute Service will begin promptly at 3:30 P.M., with time for refreshments and fellowship immediately afterwards, from around 4 until 5 P.M., where Elmer's wife and family will be accessible to receive the loving comfort of your condolences, remembrances and support.
Military Funeral Honors will be held Monday promptly at 10:30 A.M., at Washington Crossing National Cemetery 830 High-land Road, Newtown PA 18940. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project.


Published on Philly.com on Sept. 13, 2018
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