Anthony (Tony) Sawyer Horton
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Anthony (Tony) Sawyer Horton, loving husband of the late Jean Gencarelli Horton, for 53 years, father and grandfather, passed away at Westerly Hospital in Westerly, R.I. on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the age of 80.
Born in Providence, R.I., he was the son of late Clarence and Helen Horton of Westerly, R.I. Tony graduated from Tabor Academy in Marion, MA and Clemson University and served in the United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant. A great athlete, Tony was a left-handed pitcher who played baseball for the Hill Toppers minor league team. Tony was an avid golfer and member of the Winnapaug and Stonington Golf Clubs. As a member of the Watch Hill Yacht Club, Tony served on the Race Committee and was a past Race Chairman.
Tony will be sadly missed by his sister, Paula Coogan and her husband, Ted of Rumford, R.I., his brother, John Horton and his wife, Judy of Atlanta, GA, his three children; Anthony Sawyer Horton, Jr. of Santa Monica, CA., Mary Beth Keefe and her husband, Lawrence of Westerly, R.I., and Kit Caldicott and her husband, Daniel of Maynard, MA, and his five grandchildren, Andrew Keefe, Brian Keefe, Matthew Caldicott, Liza Caldicott and Liam Caldicott.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, at 10 a.m., at St. Clare Church, 62 Crandall Ave., Westerly, R.I. The Horton Family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m., at the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St., Westerly, R.I. Burial will be in St. Sebastian Cemetery.
Donations in Anthony's memory may be made to the Watch Hill Yacht Club Sailing Association , PO Box 2933, Westerly, R.I. 02891-0932.

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Published in The Westerly Sun from Aug. 12 to Sep. 2, 2014.
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