Julius “Cork” Horvath

January 30, 1937 ~
May 24, 2023

Julius “Cork” Horvath, of Allendale, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Ruby (Patus) Horvath; and his youngest brother, Joseph Horvath. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 62 years, Margaret “Peggy” Horvath; children, David (Lorine) Horvath, Anne (Keith) Brouillette, Julie (Joseph) Lauck, Thomas Horvath, Marcy (Peter) Torres; 17 grandchildren; brother, Charles (Sandra) Horvath; sister, Mary Ann (Tom) Harbin; and several nieces and nephews. Before graduating from Washington Clay High School in South Bend, Julius served first in the Army Reserves and then after graduation, joined the U.S. Air Force. He later received a business degree from Indiana University, in Gary, Indiana, and a theology degree from Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Indiana. Julius worked as a deputy for the St. Joseph County Sheriff Department in South Bend and as a firefighter for the Clay Township Fire Department. He retired from Northern Indiana Public Service Company as a Customer Account Supervisor. Julius was an avid race fan and spent many Saturday nights at Berlin Raceway. He was an active member and volunteer at St. Luke University Parish, where he was instrumental in organizing the Knights of Columbus and served as their first Grand Knight. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at St. Luke University Parish, 10144 42nd Ave, Georgetown Township. The burial will take place at Allendale Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke University Parish.

Visitation
Tuesday, May 30
10:00am - 11:00am

St. Luke University Parish
10144 42nd Ave.
Jenison, MI 49428

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, May 30
11:00am

St. Luke University Parish
10144 42nd Ave.
Jenison, MI 49428

Leave Your Tribute Message

June 10, 2023 3:11pm
Peg and the Horvath family, you have my sincere condolences. I apologize that I was not at the funeral. I didn't hear about Cork's passing until recently. He was such a special guy with a sweet Faith in our good Lord and what a gifted welcomer and a person full of hospitality. Seeing him always made me smile! Cork is very much remembered and missed. I know he and my Grandpa are enjoying each other's company and looking out for all their loved ones on Earth from Heaven. Will keep you in my prayers. Love, Rhiannon

- Rhiannon

May 28, 2023 7:09pm
So sorry to hear of my cousins passing,My sincere condolences to his entire family, Marilyn Horvath

- Marilyn Horvath

May 28, 2023 3:57pm
We were very sorry to hear of Cork passing, he was such a kind and friendly person. We enjoyed our brief opportunity to visit with him and Peggy at a Lifelong Learners luncheon, we shared so much interesting conversation in a short time. We started as strangers but felt like friends in just a couple of hours. Deepest sympathy to his lovely wife Peggy and his children & grandchildren. Cork will be remembered and missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you & give you strength in your sorrow. Tom & Kim Sullivan and Tim Smoes

- Kim Sullivan

May 28, 2023 3:57pm
We were very sorry to hear of Cork passing, he was such a kind and friendly person. We enjoyed our brief opportunity to visit with him and Peggy at a Lifelong Learners luncheon, we shared so much interesting conversation in a short time. We started as strangers but felt like friends in just a couple of hours. Deepest sympathy to his lovely wife Peggy and his children & grandchildren. Cork will be remembered and missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you & give you strength in your sorrow. Tom & Kim Sullivan and Tim Smoes

- Kim Sullivan




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