Stephen G. Horvath, 97, of Granite City, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at the Life Care Center in Florissant, Mo., surrounded by his family.
He was born on April 4, 1918, in Washington Park, a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Varga) Horvath.
Stephen was retired from Midwest Rubber Recycling after 42 years and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country in World War II. The Army Staff Sergeant served in Algeria, French Morocco, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhine Land and in Central Europe. Stephen will be remembered for the service to his country and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by and will be missed by his daughter, Mary Ann Horvath of Hazelwood, Mo.; his son, Steve and (Rolonda) Horvath of St. Peters, Mo.; grandchildren, Stephen and (Joni) Horvath of St. Peters, Mo., Jennifer Horvath of O’Fallon, Mo., and Lauren and (Phil) Ryan of O’Fallon, Mo.; and great-grandchildren, Jackson Ryan, Lydia Ryan, Jason Horvath and Kailyn Horvath.
In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by his wife, Mary J. (Barko) Horvath, whom he married on Aug. 24, 1946; and his sisters, Mary, Julia and Rose.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life, services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at the funeral home with Pastor Greg Dickerman officiating. Burial will follow with military rites at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warriors or the Colon Cancer Alliance.