Jack Joseph Horwath
25 August , 1950 – 9 August , 2019
Jack Joseph Horwath, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on August 9, 2019 after a brief but courageous battle with stage four brain cancer.
He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 1950. Jack enlisted in the Army Reserves after high school and then went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering. He then moved to Tomball, Texas in 1977 where he later attended the University of Houston and received his Master of Business Administration.
His children were his greatest treasures. He devoted his time to participating in their interests, including coaching t-ball and soccer, Scouts, and other activities. Jack took pride in supporting his family’s endeavors, no matter what they were. He enjoyed trips with his wife and family exploring the beauty of the great state of Texas, including camping and hiking excursions from Big Bend to the Texas Gulf Coast.
Jack enjoyed golfing and closely followed the Houston Astros, Texans, and Rockets but never lost his love for his hometown team the Green Bay Packers.
Jack was preceded in death by his mother Rose and sister Gerry. He is survived by his loving wife Lauri; son Jack Justin Horwath and wife Kathryne; daughter Hope Stelly and husband Cameron.
He was well known for cherishing the family’s many dogs & cats over the years, as well as any other creatures he met along the way. He never met a stranger, whether person or animal. Love was his greatest gift.
A memorial service will be held for Jack on August 31, 2019, at 4:30 pm, at Brookside-Cypress Creek, 9149 Hwy 6 N, Houston, Texas 77095. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary, P.O. Box 877, Montgomery, TX 77356, or The Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715. Please notate Jack Horwath Memorial on your donation.
- Memorial Service Saturday, 31 August , 2019
Jack Joseph Horwath
Dr. Ronald Michalski
2 September 2019
We went to the same High School (Boys Tech) in Milwaukee. Really got to know Jack in the Army Reserves. We became very good friends, our personalities clicked. His sense of humor was contagious. Whenever we hung out it was fun, funny, and or an adventure. From our antics in the Military to our personal lives we always had a great time. The memories of “Jackfish” are voluminous. Dr. Ron
26 August 2019
Jack was such a dear friend both personally & professionally. We lived that adage work hard & play hard in our younger years. Many a Houston restaurant were happy to see us all coming!
Professionally, Jack was truly my mentor during my tenure at Marquette Electronics. We dealt with varied cardiac medical electronic devices & Jack remained my lifesaver on answers. Trust me I tested Jack’s electronic engineering degree to the fullest!
Personally, life’s immediate ink blots consist of JJ’s birth, Jack & Lauri’s union, & the birth of Hope. Clearly a beautiful life legacy!
Knowing Jack was a family affair…I knew his Mom Rose; Jack & Lauri even visited my Mama Faye whenever they went to Hawaii.
Jack was such a loyal, devoted friend; and, with that twinkle in his eyes, you never knew exactly what he was up to. Jack & our 3rd Musketeer John Gallagher came up from Houston for my 30th Birthday Party in Plano, Jack & our friend John somehow got a lighted marquee & placed it in my front yard. On the side facing the front door it properly said: “Happy Birthday Sherry is 30”; YET, on the other side the marquee read Sherry’s Massage Parlor $80.00. This party was in full stride before a man came to my front door holding an American Express card. Of course, I had no idea what he was talking about but everyone had such a laugh over that prank! This event happened over 34 years ago yet I remember it like yesterday.
Things in life are not the things that end up mattering the most in life…memories are! Well, Jack, I will always have many a fond memory of you!
I wrote whenever my husband, Cleveland passed that The Level of Loss is Commiserate with the Level of Love. To Jack’s family, realizing your loss my heartfelt condolences.
15 August 2019
I met Jack in the Army Reserves. We were both from the southside of Milwaukee and had some things in common. We became fast friends and socialized with our girlfriends at Brewer games, concerts, card games and dinners. Jack encouraged me to apply for work at GE Medical Systems where I spent my working career. He also stood up in our wedding party and is godfather to our son, Thomas. We felt bad when Jack had to move for his career but that was a gain for Texas. Life has it's twists and turns.
Condolences to Lauri, J. Justin, Hope, family and friends. We will keep Jacks memory in our hearts. John and Janie
14 August 2019
Jack was a very charming person. Always enjoyed having a good
time. He would do anything for his friends..
Lots of good memories.