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Ralph A. Horn III

Ralph A. "Bud" Horn III, 36, of Carbondale, died Monday at Mid-Valley Hospital, Blakely. His wife is the former Christine Staples.

Born in Carbondale, son of Ralph Jr. and Donna Burdge Horn, he was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Carbondale. Bud was a graduate of Sussex Tech (New Jersey) and was employed by Securitas Security USA, Dunmore. He was a past member of the Civil Air Patrol, an avid gun collector and certified gunsmith, instructor of Kempo and enjoyed camping, car shows and building models. Bud was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and NASCAR's Jimmy Johnson. A student of history who enjoyed visiting Gettysburg, he was a caring individual known as a big teddy bear to family and friends. He held great respect for all those who serve in the military.

Also surviving are a brother, Jeffrey, Scranton; a sister, Tammy Netherly, Dickson City; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mike and Nadine Staples; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by grandparents, Ralph and Loretta Horn, Irving and Catherine McClain, and Catherine Venosh.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home, 74 N. Main St., Carbondale, with funeral services at 11 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, Carbondale. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Mayfield.

Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 23, 2014
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