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David Duane Horton, Jr.

October 1, 1969 ~ March 28, 2020 (age 50)

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Horton,

David Duane, Jr.

(Master Sergeant USMC)

Age 50, of Fairview PA, passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Beloved husband of 31 years to Christine Horton; loving father of David Duane (Brittney) Horton III; cherished son of the late David Duane Horton Sr. (Carol) and Judy Larkin Ridge (the late Robert W. Ridge); brother of Shari (Tom) Fialkovich, Tracy (Anthony) Smith, Marsha (Timothy) Tamski, and Matthew Horton; brother-in-law to 10; also survived by his faithful canine companion Nala. David was a Master Sergeant in the USMC and retired in 2009 after 21 years of dedicated service. Following his retirement he continued to support the military working as a contractor for the Marine Corps over the last 11 years. Throughout his time in the military David earned numerous awards and medals, including 2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, 3 Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, the Presidential Service Badge, and the Meritorious Service Medal. In his free time David enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie, golfing, and above all spending time with his family and friends. David will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic there will be no services at this time. A service will be scheduled at a later date. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project through their website at WoundedWarriorProject.org. Private arrangements have been entrusted to English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139.

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