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Edward J. Horvath Sr.

December 25, 1925 — May 19, 2021

Edward J. Horvath Sr., age 95 of Canonsburg, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at South Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.

He was born December 25, 1925 in Canonsburg, a son of the late Frank A. and Mary Durkacs Horvath.

Edward attended Canonsburg High School.  He proudly served in the United States Army from March 31, 1944 to June 2, 1946. He married Carol  Zinn on November 4, 1950, who passed away on December 6, 2000. Ed worked at Pennsylvania Transformer, McGraw Edison Power Systems Division as a winder and later a boss in the winding room.

Ed was a member of the Holy Rosary Church of St. Oscar Romero Parish. He was a member of VFW 191, the Canonsburg Sportsman Club and a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family.

Left behind to cherish his memory is his son Joseph A.(Lorna) Horvath of Canonsburg; daughters Mary Esther (David) Capo, Jean (Jim Hays) Rosmus, Susanne (Richard) Thompson and Christine (Mark) Stevens, all of Canonsburg; special niece who he helped raise Pamela (Evan) Zinn Lucas of North Carolina; 12 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 6 step great-grandchildren; brother Francis (Donna) Horvath of Chicage; sister Joan Wright of Houston; sister-in-law Thresa Horvath of Strabane and many nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his wife, is his daughter Bernice Christner who passed away on December 13, 2005; son Edward J. Horvath Jr., who passed away on August 24, 2007; brothers John and Carl Horvath; sister Anna Mary Horvath; sister in law Jane Horvath and son in laws Keith Christner and Dennis Rosmus.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, LFD owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg 724-745-8120 where departing prayers will be recited at 9:20 am on Saturday, May 22, 2021, followed by a 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial in the Holy Rosary worship site of St. Oscar Romero Parish.

Interment will follow at Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg, with full military rites by the VFW Post 191 Honor Guard of Canonsburg and the United States Army.

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