Richard Horan

Memorial Service

11:30 am
Saturday, March 2, 2024
St. Pius X Church
23 Crumitie rd.
Loudonville, New York, United States

Obituary of Richard Holt Horan

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Richard Holt Horan died peacefully with his family by his side in Connecticut on February 17th, 2024. Rich was born on July 6, 1947 in Troy, New York, the son of Dr. William H. Horan Jr. and Virginia Holt Horan. He attended Albany Academy in Albany, New York and college at Bucknell University and St. John Fisher. Rich relocated to Campbell, CA, where he married Judith Simonton in Los Gatos, CA on October 29, 1983, and had one child Patrick H. Horan. They relocated to Delmar, NY in 1995. Rich is survived by his son, Patrick, daughter-in-law Lily, and grandchildren Harrison and Emilia Horan of Darien, CT. He is also survived by his brother Peter (Corlene) Horan of Los Gatos, CA., and his sister Cecily (Carey) O'Laughlin of Jupiter, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews: Andrew, Ashley, and Peter Laughlin, Tyler Horan, Biff Horan, Meghan Stapleton, Courtney Perez, and Christopher Horan.


Rich was preceded in death by his wife Judith Simonton Horan, his parents Dr. William Horan and Virginia Horan Fitzgibbons, and his brother William Horan.


Rich was a very kind and thoughtful person with a tireless work ethic. He loved the outdoors and participated in sports throughout his life. He was an avid skier and golfer from his early childhood into recent years, and even helped teach his grandchildren to ski at young ages. He and Judy were very involved in Patrick's life at every stage. They loved entertaining Patrick's friends and their families and opened their home and hearts to them. He and Judy loved traveling to visit family and friends throughout the country, and welcoming them into their home. Rich treasured his grandchildren Harry (6) and Emilia (3), visiting them in CT often.


Rich was a warm and loving man, and will be dearly missed by all of those who cared so much for him. A funeral mass will be held at St. Pius X Church in Loudonville, NY Saturday, March 2nd at 11:30am followed by a reception at Fort Orange Club in Albany.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association.

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