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Rose R. Horn, of Brodheadsville, PA and formerly of Metuchen, NJ and Orlando and Daytona Beach, FL died on Sun., May 23, 2010 in the VA Medical Center, Wilkes Barre. She was the wife of the late Frank E. Horn, Jr. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late James A. McCafferty and the late Rose (Carr) Blindow. She was also a step-daughter of the late Martha Jones McCafferty and the late H.W. Blindow. Mrs. Horn moved to Florida in March of 1973 from Metuchen, NJ. She lived in Daytona Beach and spent 22 years in Orlando and returned to Daytona Beach in 1999. Her desire however was to relocate with her husband, Frank to Johnson City, TN. Unfortunately Frank did not live to retirement age and so Rose remained in Florida. She was clerk of the Metuchen Municipal Court for several years prior to moving to Florida. She also served as police matron and clerk of the violations bureau in Metuchen. She volunteered at Veteran's Affairs Clinics in Orlando and Daytona Beach, FL from March 1979 until 2007. She served in the Army during WWII from 1943 until 1946. While in the Army, she volunteered to test chemical impregnated clothing (mustard gas) along with 23 other WAC's. This was a classified test and wasn't declassified until 1991. At that time she filed a claim for skin cancer and in 2007 was granted 100% disability. She was a member of the VFW Post 1590 in Daytona Beach, the American Legion Post 120 in Holly Hill, FL, the DAV Chapter 84 (as a lifetime member) in Daytona Beach and the Women in the service of America in Washington, D.C. She was a past member of the Court Clerks Assn. of NJ. Mrs. Horn was Catholic and a parishoner at the Basilica of St. Paul in Daytona Beach. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Rose Swan, of Albrightsville; a sister, Margaret Townsend, of Philadelphia; a half-brother, William H. Blindow, of Newport, Vermont; two grandsons, Robert M. Swan, of Spring Hill, FL and William G. Swan III (Trip), of Pottsville; two great-grandchildren, Nick and Jenna Swan, of Florida; one niece; and five nephews. Rose was a strong champion of the underdog. She marched to her own drummer and had no tolerance for injustice. She was fiercely independent. Memorial services with full military honors will be held at 9 am on Thurs., July 8, 2010 from Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Following the service, her cremated remains will be inurred alongside her husband in a niche at Arlington. The Kresge Funeral Home, Route 209, Brodsheadsville, is in charge of arrangements. www.kresgefuneralhome.com

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 26, 2010
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