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Richard James Horvath, age 67,

on Wednesday, 19 June 2019. Posted in Obituaries

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Richard James Horvath, 67, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at his residence.  He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was Senior Account Executive for Allergan Pharmaceutical Company.  He graduated from Bishop Hartley High School and received his B.A. from Ohio Dominican University. He was dedicated to his career and family.  

He is survived by his wife of 28 years Dr. Jennifer Casey Horvath of Sellersburg, IN; daughters Olivia Horvath (Andrew) of Sellersburg, IN, and Rebecca Lovins (Travis) of Henryville, IN; sons Rick Horvath Jr. (Beth) of Sonora, KY, Chris Horvath of Jeffersonville, IN, David Horvath (Megan) of Pikeville, KY, and Casey Williams (Jerrod) of Indianapolis, IN; mother Doris Horvath; brother Jim Horvath (Gwynn); Along with 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  

He is preceded in death by his father Frank Horvath; brother Mike Horvath.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home with burial to follow in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at the Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.  


Comments (10)

  • Vicki Conlin

    19 June 2019 at 11:32 |
    Jennifer, Olivia and David,
    Want you to knot that you all are in my heart and prayers.


  • Harvey Schleter OD

    19 June 2019 at 17:35 |
    It always made me smile when Rick came in to my office. You could hear his voice down the hall and through the door!! He never failed to be kind, funny and quick to the point. He would always bring something for the staff, ask about my old 62 Impala, complement my daughter Rebecca, who is also an optometrist, and share his up to date knowledge. I’m saddened he is gone. He will be long remembered by many.


  • Lesa Douglas, Eye Associates of Danville

    19 June 2019 at 21:53 |
    Rick was always such a joy to be around, what a wonderful person. He always had a story to tell to keep us laughing. I have had the pleasure of seeing him when coming to our office for 18 years. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for comfort.


  • James A. Luckett

    19 June 2019 at 23:22 |
    Rick, in the 40 years that we knew one another, you were always prepared in the most professional way to not only educate us ODs about what you were detailing, but to make us feel better about ourselves. Your humor and humility is unsurpassed. You were one of the few men that I couldn't outbrag about our kids. Rest in peace, my friend. I will miss you.
    Dr. Jim Luckett


  • Debbie Williams OD

    20 June 2019 at 18:02 |
    Rick was the absolute best at his job . We loved having him come in the office . He always made us laugh and he was such a professional classy man . He will greatly be missed !


  • Linda

    21 June 2019 at 09:02 |
    My sincere condolences for the loss of your Husband. I know that losing a mate can be difficult.
    What has helped me is the hope given in the bible where God will remember our dead loved ones and will bring them back to life on earth.
    Jo 5:28,29 Ps 37:11,29.
    Imagine the day when there are no more tears of sorrow and death and pain are gone forever.
    Rev 21:3,4.
    May you too find comfort in these promises.


  • Dr. Maurice & Jan John-John Kenyon Eye Center

    21 June 2019 at 13:06 |
    Heaven, better get ready, Rick’s on the way.
    If there’s anyone who can make Heaven more enjoyable-Rick’s the guy!!!!
    We miss you man.
    Sorry about the ALS
    God Bless,
    Maurice &Jan


  • Dr Jerry Bizer

    22 June 2019 at 23:24 |
    During my career, both as an optometrist and a business man, I met no one quite like Rick. His honesty and strong work ethic shown through his humorous anecdotes on the subject of the day! He was a man of great principle who dealt with people in a most sincere way. I am shocked that he is gone from us, on to a better place! Rest in peace my friend.


  • Dr. Paul Karpecki

    25 June 2019 at 22:06 |
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Rick will be missed by many. Everyone of us can quickly picture Rick at our offices; a big smile, a warmth that was rarely seen and a caring person who treated everyone with dignity and respect. His joy and laughter will always stay with us. We know he is in a better place, although it's difficult to lose such a great man from our lives. We are all grateful and blessed for having had Rick as our rep and our friend.


  • Kevin Toth

    29 June 2019 at 12:03 |
    Viszontlatasra Magyar testverem! I am so sad to hear of your passing, but I know you’re in a better place. It is ironic, that you suffered through the same condition that Lou Gehrig did. You truly were to pharmaceutical sales what Lou was to baseball. Simply the best! God bless you and your family my friend!



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