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John A. Horwath

Service scheduled for John A. Horwath of Palatine.

The visitation for John A. Horwath, of Palatine, will be from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home located at 201 N. Northwest Highway in Palatine. Services for John will begin with prayers 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the funeral home, proceeding to St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palatine at 465 N. Benton Street, for funeral Mass at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. 

John A. Horwath, a Palatine resident for 45 years, died Sunday, Oct. 7, of complications of Parkinson’s disease.  John was married for 60 years to Patricia (nee Lindholm) Horwath.  John was the father of six children: Leslie (Martin) Katz, LuAnn Hamel, David, Steven (Paula Keats) Horwath, Janet Gipson and Margaret (Robert) Dettloff; also surviving are his four grandchildren, Royce and Ted Hamel, Matthew Dettloff and Benjamin Kemp; his brother Jim and his sister Carol Fischbach.

John received his Navy Commission upon graduating in the NROTC program at IIT.  He later earned Masters Degrees from IIT and Northwestern.  He was a metallurgical engineer working 35 years at the Borg-Warner Research Center in Des Plaines and five years at the American Foundrymen’s Society.

John was a marathon runner having run the Boston Marathon twice and the Chicago Marathon many times.  Photography was also his hobby.

The family would like to thank the staff and new friends at Addolorata Villa for the excellent care and support, as well as everyone at Seasons Hospice.

Memorials would be appreciated in memory of John for the American Parkinson Disease Association Midwest Chapter, 1800 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL  60l87, apdamidwest.org

For information call the Ahlgrim Family Funeral home at 847-358-7411 or visit www.ahlgrimffs.com.

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