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John "Jack" W. Horty

December 4, 1929 ~ March 8, 2019 (age 89)
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John W. Horty, “Jack”, 89 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 8, 2019.

A lifelong resident of Wilmington, Jack was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Doris  and son in law Nicholas Sterling. He is survived by his children: Jane Greenamoyer (Richard) of Florida, Andrew , Amy Sterling, and Colleen Weaver (Mike) all of Delaware; nine grandchildren: Rachel, Timothy, Jillian, Brady Greenamoyer; Sara MacLean; Christopher, Alyssa, Hannah Sterling; Meghan, Michael Weaver, and one great grandson, Luke.

Jack was a proud graduate of Salesianum High School in 1947, and went on to serve in the Air Force during the Korean War. He joined the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #59/19 and was a loyal and dedicated member retiring in 1990. He loved spending weekends crabbing, fishing, and socializing with many friends in Rehoboth Beach. He enjoyed playing tennis, staying active, rooting for Notre Dame and watching his grandchildren’s many sporting events.

Family and friends may visit from 5 to 7 PM on Wednesday, March 13 at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, March 14 at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington, DE. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at both Somerford and Millcroft Senior Living for the quality of care provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. 


Donations may be made to:

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
PO Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741
Web: http://www.michaeljfox.org


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