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John Paul Horvath

November 25, 1952 March 29, 2019
John Paul  Horvath
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John Paul Horvath  

Age 66 of Owosso died peacefully at his home in Owosso on Friday, on March 29, 2019.

John was born in Owosso on November 25, 1952. He was the youngest child of Lawrence and Anna (Kondel) Horvath.

John graduated from St. Paul High School in 1970, and received an Associate's Degree from Lansing Community College.  

John married his high school sweetheart, Janet Esper, on December 23, 1975, in Owosso. They were married for 43 years and have two children, a son, Gregory and a daughter, Jessica.  

John worked many years for Total Petroleum, starting as a third shift gas station attendant, and ending his career with Total as a district representative. John also sold manufactured houses for Showcase Homes in Owosso, and he was a real estate agent.  

The work that John found the most rewarding in his life was that of being a Shiawassee County Commissioner for District 2. He was elected to that position three times, and was a County Commissioner at the time of his death.  

While John lived his entire life in Shiawassee County, he also loved to travel throughout Michigan, the United States, and Europe. He and his wife bicycled across Michigan's Lower Peninsula three and half times. He enjoyed several trips to Paris, London, Amsterdam Belgium and most recently Italy.  

John is survived by his wife Janet; son, Gregory Horvath, daughter, Jessica Fitzpatrick, son-in-law, Sean Fitzpatrick; granddaughter Cassidy Fitzpatrick; sisters, Loretta (Joseph) Janca, Eleanor (Norman) Price, Marjorie Horvath; brother, Daniel (Maureen) Horvath; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Margaret and William Westerman, John and Kathy Esper, Paul Esper, Beth Esper, Mark Esper, Tom Esper and Kim Laurin. John is also survived by his anut, Morene Horvath, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was predeceased by his parents and infant brother, Thomas.   Cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of John's Life will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm. It will take place at the Comstock Inn and Convention Cener, 300 E Main Street in Owosso.

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1:00 PM 5/19/2019 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/19/2019 4:00:00 PM
Comstock Inn and Convention Center

300 E. Main Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Comstock Inn and Convention Center
300 E. Main Street Owosso 48867 MI
United States

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