In memory of
Harry Frederick Horton
In memory of
Harry Frederick Horton
Harry Frederick Horton PALMER TOWNSHIP Harry Frederick Horton, 83, of Palmer Township, PA, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, in St. Luke's University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus. Born Oct. 28, 1936, in Palmer Township, he was a son of the late Aldwin S. and Margaret M. (Fleck) Horton. His wife of 50 years, Marvourneen E. (Perazzetti) Horton, passed away Sept. 22, 2013. Harry graduated from Wilson High School, class of 1955. He served with the US Marine Corps during the tensions of the Cold War, and was promoted to sergeant first class. He was a noted donor to the USMC National Museum, located in Triangle, VA. He was also a lifetime member of the Northampton County Marine Corps League. Harry retired after 40 years from the Easton Area School District. He was affiliated with the family business, the former Palmer Dairy Bar & Restaurant. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where he served as an usher for 51 years and was a member of the 75th and 100th year anniversary committees. He was named Holy Name Man of the Year in 2013. Harry was a life member of Suburban EMS where he served on the board of directors from 1970 to 1985, served as vice president from 1971 to '73 and president from 1974 to '75. He was instrumental in obtaining their "Hurst Performance Jaws of Life", served as advisor to Jr. Squad, was rescue chief, was an emergency medical technician, and designed the new rescue truck which is still in use today by the fire department. Harry was recognized by Suburban Rescue Squad in 1987, with 25 years of active service. He served as an advisor of the change over from total volunteer to the Suburban Emergency Medical Services of today. He initiated rescue being moved to Palmer Municipal Fire Department from 1989 to '91. Harry had been active with Palmer Township Civil Defense from 1964 until closing. Harry received a proclamation from the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors for his 40-plus years of volunteer service. Harry was also a life member of Palmer Municipal Fire Department where he was active over the years in fire prevention. He was also a lifetime member of Brown & Lynch American Legion Post 9 and PA Association of School Retirees. He was a member and formerly served on the board of directors of Palmer Township Historical Society. He was a member of Senior Circle at Easton Hospital, Varsity E, Palmer Township Bicentennial Committee and AARP. Surviving are a son, Keith A. Horton and his wife, Mary and two grandchildren, Kristopher A. Horton and Tyler J. Horton. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Aldwin "Bub" Horton and three sisters, Winona M. Walter, Betty J. Clarke and Mary Ann Young. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at strunkfh.com . Strunk Funeral Home Inc. 2101 Northampton Street Wilson Borough, PA 18042 610-258-7211
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Harry Frederick Horton
Harry Frederick Horton PALMER TOWNSHIP Harry Frederick Horton, 83, of Palmer Township, PA, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, in St. Luke's University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus. Born Oct. 28, 1936, in Palmer Township, he was a son of the late Aldwin S. and Margaret M. (Fleck) Horton. His wife of 50 years, Marvourneen E. (Perazzetti) Horton, passed away Sept. 22, 2013. Harry graduated from Wilson High School, class of 1955. He served with the US Marine Corps during the tensions of the Cold War, and was promoted to sergeant first class. He was a noted donor to the USMC National Museum, located in Triangle, VA. He was also a lifetime member of the Northampton County Marine Corps League. Harry retired after 40 years from the Easton Area School District. He was affiliated with the family business, the former Palmer Dairy Bar & Restaurant. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where he served as an usher for 51 years and was a member of the 75th and 100th year anniversary committees. He was named Holy Name Man of the Year in 2013. Harry was a life member of Suburban EMS where he served on the board of directors from 1970 to 1985, served as vice president from 1971 to '73 and president from 1974 to '75. He was instrumental in obtaining their "Hurst Performance Jaws of Life", served as advisor to Jr. Squad, was rescue chief, was an emergency medical technician, and designed the new rescue truck which is still in use today by the fire department. Harry was recognized by Suburban Rescue Squad in 1987, with 25 years of active service. He served as an advisor of the change over from total volunteer to the Suburban Emergency Medical Services of today. He initiated rescue being moved to Palmer Municipal Fire Department from 1989 to '91. Harry had been active with Palmer Township Civil Defense from 1964 until closing. Harry received a proclamation from the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors for his 40-plus years of volunteer service. Harry was also a life member of Palmer Municipal Fire Department where he was active over the years in fire prevention. He was also a lifetime member of Brown & Lynch American Legion Post 9 and PA Association of School Retirees. He was a member and formerly served on the board of directors of Palmer Township Historical Society. He was a member of Senior Circle at Easton Hospital, Varsity E, Palmer Township Bicentennial Committee and AARP. Surviving are a son, Keith A. Horton and his wife, Mary and two grandchildren, Kristopher A. Horton and Tyler J. Horton. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Aldwin "Bub" Horton and three sisters, Winona M. Walter, Betty J. Clarke and Mary Ann Young. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at strunkfh.com . Strunk Funeral Home Inc. 2101 Northampton Street Wilson Borough, PA 18042 610-258-7211
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