Charles Van Horn (Chuck)

October 20, 1939May 21, 2010

Charles (Chuck) I. Van Horn, 70, a resident of St. Simons Island, died Friday in the Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick campus. Mr. Van Horn was a native of Chattahoochee County, Georgia and had been a resident of St. Simons for the past 15 years. He was a graduate of Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Ga., and North Georgia Military College in Dahlonega, Ga. He was employed with Hartford Insurance Group in Hartford, CT. and Parker Kaufman Real Estate on St. Simons Island. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a member of St. William Catholic Church. One of the joys in Chuck’s life was the many years he spent coaching little league baseball. He was an avid gardener and a gourmet cook. Recently he and his Coast Guard buddies were awarded second place in the Brunswick Stewbalee. Survivors are his wife, Mary C. Van Horn of St. Simons Island, daughter, Elizabeth Fitzmaurice and son-in-law, Todd Fitzmaurice and granddaughter, Casey Woodard, and step-grandchildren, Tyler Fitzmaurice and Tess Fitzmaurice all of North Grafton, MA; two sons, Charles H. Van Horn, daughter-in-law, Christine Van Horn, granddaughters, Sara Van Horn, Kate Van Horn, Claire Van Horn all of Atlanta, Ga., and Daniel Van Horn, daughter-in-law, Eva Van Horn, grandchildren, Emily Van Horn, Jack Van Horn, Jessica Van Horn, Samantha Van Horn all of South Windsor, CT., brother, James Van Horn and sister-in-law, Nancy Van Horn both of Coshocton, Ohio and two nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the St. Williams Catholic Church with Monsignor John Kenneally officiating. Interment will follow in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens with Military Honors at the graveside. The family request in lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association. The family will receive friends in the Funeral Home from 5 to 7 PM Wednesday.

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Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 27, 2010
  • Entombment Thursday, May 27, 2010

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May 26, 2010

Dear Mary and Family.

We were sad to read of Chuck's passing. We have such fond memories of all of you and your years in South Windsor. We had lots of fun at those games Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Marty and Mary Ellen Molloy

Fred Van Horn & family

May 26, 2010

Mary and family, we share your loss of Charles and offer our sympathy and love at this time. It is our prayer, that God will comfort each one during this time of grief, through His love and presence. God bless you.

Chuck Wolfe

May 26, 2010

I worked with Chuck at The Hartford. He was a pleaure to work with. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always very supportive of his staff and his peers. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Warm regards,
Chuck Wolfe

May 26, 2010

May 26, 2010
My association with Chuck over the many years in the Coast Guard Auxillary
was indeed the best and I will always remember him as a wonderful friend and
buddy. Mary, God bless you and your family.
Don Myers
Darien, Georgia

May 26, 2010

Chuck was a colleague and a friend. I miss his wisdom and his friendship. Tom O'Connor

Rich Mabey

May 26, 2010

Unfortunately I did not have an opportunity to get to know Mr. Van Horn but as I watch his son Dan and beautiful wife Eva raise their 4 incredible children in South Windsor, CT - I hear about his incredible life and watch his spirit and legacy carry on in this wonderful family. Little League in South Windsor, CT is still going strong with Dan and Jack continuing the love of baseball and taking lessons learned years ago from Mr. Van Horn and sharing them with so many others. I think I can see Dan celebrating on Major A with his team, the other team and with his dad right in the midst of it all, probably soaked in Ginger Ale - what a great memory. I cannot wait to see Jack do the same with his Dad on that mound on Major A one day. What a great man Charles Van Horn was to so many and his service to our country makes him a hero in my book. Fortunately for those around him, I hear he was a hero to so many more. To the Van Horn family - our strongest thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn a great loss but remember a wonderful life. Mrs. Van Horn - we are so sorry for your loss - please know that your son and daughter in law are making a huge difference in our community in South Windsor from lessons learned from you and your husband and your grandchildren are carrying the legacy of a great man with them as they go on to great things in their own lives. Our deepest sympathy and many prayers - The Mabey family, South Windsor, CT.

John Hathorn

May 25, 2010

I remember Chuck from our Little league days and how much fun it was when we played his team(the Indians, I'm pretty sure). Mostly I remember Chuck telling me at the hockey arena once that he couldn't understand us Northerner's obsession with using ice to play hockey on. "Where I'm from" he said, "we use ice for cocktails." God Bless you, Chuck, and may you rest in peace.

May 25, 2010

Sending warm thoughts from Atlanta. We are so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Ken & Heather Leahy and Family (friends and neighbors of Chuck, Christy and the girls)

Tom Mills

May 25, 2010

Mary, I will always have fond memories of you and Chuck. He was a wonderful friend and I will never forget him. May God truely bless you and your family at this time.

May 25, 2010

Mary, Chuck, Dan and Beth: Our prayers are with you. The Van Horn's back in Chattahoochee County where Charles was born had a very proud heritage as a strong Christian family. His father James, my mother's brother, would have certainly been proud of the wonderful families that Mary and Charles gave to us. There is no easy way to lose a life-mate, a father, a grandfather, a best friend. And he would want you to remember all the good times and the happy times he spent with you. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of grieving. God will keep good care of all of us and get us through the rough times. We love all of you and are looking forward to being with you on Thursday. Robert and Betty Patterson