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CROGHAN, New York ~ Daniel E. Horvath, 81, of 6923 Texas Road., Croghan, died on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York, where he had been admitted on June 9th.

Born on October 7, 1935, in Lowville, New York, a son of George and Clara (Main) Horvath, Dan was educated at Fr. Leo Memorial School in Croghan.  On December 9, 1961, he married Clare R. Bush at St. Anthony’s Church in Indian River.

Following high school, Dan worked on the Gerald Lehman farm, and in 1955, he entered the US Army and was stationed at Ft. Dix, New Jersey.  Following his honorable discharge, also at Ft. Dix, he returned home and went to work as a mechanic for Gerald Farney in Croghan.  In 1962, he purchased the Farney Motor Company business where he sold used cars and snowmobiles and operated a repair shop.  In 1982, his son, Carlton, became a partner and the business expanded by opening a Napa Auto Parts store.  His son continues to operate the business today at the same Main Street location.  Additionally, during the 1980s, he owned and operated a dump truck business, primarily, serving various construction companies in the Croghan area until he retired in 1998.

Throughout his life, Dan enjoyed spending summers at his camp on Lake Bonaparte and winters in Florida.  An avid hunter, he loved spending the fall hunting.  In the spring, he liked working at the “Horvath Sugar Bush” which he established in 1985.

A communicate of St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, a Life member of the Carthage Elk’s Club, a member of the Bald Mountain Hunting Club, an honorary member of the Beaver River Fish & Game Club, and a former member of the Carthage American Legion and the Poplar Hill Club in Natural Bridge, he, actively, participated in a number of organizations.

Survivors in addition to Clare, his wife of fifty-five years, include his son and daughter-in-law, Carlton E. and Janet Horvath, and his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl A. and Kenneth Malbeuf, all of Croghan; three grandchildren, Ashlynne (Brett) Czepiel, of Boonville, Matthew Horvath, of Croghan, and Shaun Malbeuf, of Syracuse, and a great granddaughter, Aubree Czepiel, of Boonville.

Dan’s funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, beginning with a 9:45 a.m. Prayer Service at the Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery, Belfort.   Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.   Memorial donations may be made to the Croghan Volunteer Fire Department or St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan.

Scanlon Funeral Homes, Croghan & Harrisville, New York, 2016

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