William P. Horvath
1949 - 2021
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William P. Horvath

William P. "Bill" Horvath, 71, passed peacefully, but unexpectedly, January 4, 2021, at his residence in The Villages, Florida. He was born in Wheeling, WV and lived his early life in Blaine and Cleveland, Ohio. In 1960, he moved to Westchester, IL with his parents Margaret and William. A product of Divine Infant Parish ('63) and Fenwick High School ('67). Bill excelled in academics and all sports, especially football and hockey. He enlisted in the U.S. Army out of high school, was honorably discharged as an E5, received his B.S. Degree in Accounting ('81) and M.B.A. ('82) from the University of Illinois - at Chicago Circle.

Bill applied his education as he pursued a career as a CPA/civilian Director of Finance for military installations around the world in Germany, Korea and Holland, and in the United States at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Fort Meade, ultimately retiring as Director of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation at joint Base Myer Henderson Hall.

Bill married Mary in 2008, spending the summers in upstate NY and, after retirement, wintering in FL. Bill was a true definition of a Renaissance man. Talented carpenter, home renovator, auto mechanic, pianist, antiques dealer, sportsman, marathon runner, skydiver, and avid racquetball, pickleball and poker player. He caught the bug of wanderlust at an early age trekking from Illinois to Alaska with high school friends, riding his motorcycle throughout Europe, and never shied away from a road trip.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife Mary; his three children (from prior marriage to Helga) Petra (Timothy Moore), Christian (Melissa) and Michael. Opa to Isabel, Aiden, Noah, Lucia and Ian. Bill was the oldest of 5 children, Margie (Patrick Reilly), Anne, Betty (Bob Brooks), and Rosemary (David Martin). Proud uncle to Gizella, Matthew and Daniel and great-uncle to Veronica and Judah.

A memorial service will be held this summer in Ohio.

Donations may be made directly to the American Heart Association.


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Published in Suburban Life Publications on Jan. 14, 2021.
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January 22, 2021
Bill was a great person and a great teammate. Rest in peace.
John Kotulski
January 14, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
January 12, 2021
Will miss your sense of humor - dad jokes and all. Until then, watch over me (just as dad does) to help me find that coveted parking spot and parallel park on a busy street. See you in our next life big brother. x Betty
Betty Brooks
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January 11, 2021
My sincere condolences in your loss of Bill. I am a "Horvath" growing up in Cleveland and moving to Chicago area in 1955 after marriage. It breaks my heart to see my maiden name for someone in the obituaries, especially for someone having had experience in Cleveland. Bill was young, and my deepest sympathy goes to you and the family. Lois
Lois (Horvath) Mika
January 11, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to the Horvath family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Linda and Ed
Linda Plagman and Ed Rog
January 11, 2021
Bill was a wiz in his field of accounting. I will miss him
Hubert
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