Richard G. Horn, age 76, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, in Chandler Hall in Newtown. He was born in Philadelphia to William R. and Charlotte Horn (nee Betz). A graduate of Northeast High School, Philadelphia, he was a tool & die maker for Budd Company, Hunting Park Office. He retired at age 47, in 1983, after 30 years of service.
Next, Dick opened 'Woodcrafting by Horn' at Indian Walk, in Wrightstown, PA. In 1993 he moved his shop to Doyleston, keeping the same name. His store sold hand crafted wood carvings. After he closed his shop, he built his train platform at his home. It gave him great pleasure building, rebuilding and operating his many trains.
Dick was Past Master of F&AM Lodge 273, Cassia Mount Horeb, in Ardmore, PA. Besides Dick and his wife Gert enjoying trips to The Great Smokey Mountains, in Tenn., he also enjoyed his wood carving, coin collecting, crafts, hunting, decorating, shopping, cooking shows, music and being a Civil War enthusiast.
Preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude C. Horn (nee Fritz), a brother Robert Horn and a sister, he is survived by his children; Linda (Mike) Campbell, of Ottsville, PA. and Richard P. (Janet) Horn,Sr., of Morrisville, PA., his five grandchildren; Brian and Lauren Campbell, Ricky P.,Jr, Theresa C. and Meghan E. Horn and his faithful dog Molly.
Family and friends are invited to Dick's Life Celebration Friday after 10am from Dean/Geitner/Givnish of Fox Chase, 7900 Oxford Ave., Phila., PA. 19111. His Funeral Service will follow at 11am with interment in Lawnview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory are preferred to Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, PA. 18940. To share your fondest memories of Dick please visit www.lifecelebration.com 1-800-GIVNISH