Frank Samuel Horvath

Frank Samuel Horvath, 85, of Mansfield, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.

Frank was born May 29, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was the son of the late John and Helen (Moses) Horvath. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for seven years in Germany and Korea during the Korean Conflict and then for six years in the Army Reserves. Frank retired from Ideal Electric after working for 46 years as an Electrical Engineer and Marketing Director. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Frank enjoyed golf and basketball and was a devoted Steelers fan. He was a family man, always attended his granddaughter’s games and activities.

Along with his wife of 54 years, Esther Greene Horvath, Frank is survived by one daughter, Linda (Greg) Gerich of Mansfield; one granddaughter, Melissa Snively of Shelby; two step-grandchildren, Andrea Gerich and Michael Gerich both of Mansfield; three sisters, Dorothy Illes and Clara Gougler both of West Mifflin, PA and Goldie (Bill) Orosz of Columbus, NJ; in-laws, Albert E. (Waunita) Greene of Harvey, AR and Mary (Bill) Hayes of Columbia, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; and six siblings, Helen Hinkle, John Horvath, Julia Lomis, Steve Horvath, Andy Horvath, and Rose TwoJay.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Jill Waite officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Health MedCentral Hospice, 335 Glessner Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44903.

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