Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Kelley Funeral Home
125 Pitman Ave.
Pitman, New Jersey, United States
Obituary of Richard A. Horvath
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Richard A. Horvath, age 79, died on May 24, 2023. Born in Passaic, NJ, Richard was raised in Garfield and Lodi, graduated from Pope Pius High School in Passaic, and received his Bachelor's Degree from Seton Hall University. Before moving to Glassboro in 2016, Richard lived in Clifton for 9 years and Wayne for 38 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus as well. Richard's career was spent as a developer in the fashion industry, creatively handling design, merchandising, sourcing, line development, and domestic & international production. Richie was always impeccably dressed, an attestment to his career. Richard and his wife loved to travel, exploring various countries via land and cruise. Despite all of these travels, spending quality time with his family in the sun on the Jersey shore remained one of his favorites. Nothing brought him more joy than being with those he selflessly loved, including his 8 grandchildren, whom he sent hugs and kisses to each day. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Sonja (Pavlischak), son Christian (Dr. Michelle Charfen) and their children Kylie, Reese, and Kenny, daughter Jeanice (Ryan) Edge and their children Connor, Riley, and Brady, daughter Cheryl (Rob) Serpiello and their children Mia Joy and Robbie, siblings Beverly (Robert) Lawrence, James (Lori) Horvath, nieces, and nephews. Richard also leaves behind his lifelong best friends, Tony & Joanne Buck and Sandy & Georgia Horvath as well as many dear friends and cousins. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 9am-11am at the Kelley Funeral Home, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. Funeral mass will be at 11:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish), 500 Greentree Rd, Glassboro, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund at www.kidneyfund.org or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
125 Pitman Avenue
Pitman, NJ 08071
Phone: (856) 589-6308