Tribute: Charles Horvath

November 23, 2016 Obituary

Charles Horvath, Cleveland, Ohio – obit

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Panachida service will be held Monday, November 28, 2016, at 12:00 Noon at the Wasko Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kevin Marks officiating, for Charles Horvath, 92, who passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland.

Charles was born May 11, 1924, in Campbell, the son of John and Susan Backus Horvath.

Following his graduation from Campbell Memorial High School, Charles earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kent State University.

Charles served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then retired as a school teacher following many years of service.

His wife, the former Virginia Kotasek, whom he married January 8, 1949, passed away August 23, 1992.

He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. JoAnne Snyder (Don) of Warren, Mrs. Janice Kowalski (John) of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Carol Crosley (Clark) of Naperville, Illinois and Mrs. Laurie Buxa (Harry) of Mantua; his brothers, Edward Horvath and Paul Horvath; ten grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents and his wife, Virginia, Charles was preceded in death by his brothers, John Horvath, Rev. Myron Horvath and Larry Horvath and his sisters, Anne Borish, Helen Poghen and Mary Goff.

The Horvath family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends on Monday, November 28, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at the funeral home.

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A television tribute will air Monday, November 28 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.