Richard J. Horn

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September 23, 2012

Richard J. Horn, 86, formerly of Kingston, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Commonwealth Hospice in St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Richard and Nora Healey Horn. He was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre, and attended the former Bucknell Junior College, now Wilkes University.

Richard proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II and later as a member of the 109th Field Artillery. He was one of the last survivors of the tragic train crash.

Mr. Horn was on the train with the 109th Field Artillery Battalion, en route from Wilkes-Barre to Camp Atterbury, when the train became disabled on the track and was struck by the Spirit of St Louis train in Coshocton, Ohio.

His work in various industries took him all through the United States. He enjoyed the traveling and seeing many of the marvelous sights of our country.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary McGinty, and a nephew, Albert McCormick.

He is survived by sisters, Catherine Collacott, Rita Wambold and Nancy McCormick, all of Wilkes-Barre, and several nieces and nephews.

As per his wishes, funeral services will be private. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre.


Published in Times Leader on Sept. 28, 2012
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