Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL


Charles "Chuck" Ernest Horvath

October 15, 1956September 14, 2020
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Chuck Horvath, age 63, passed away unfortunately on September 14th, 2020. Chuck grew up in Akron, Ohio and met Patti at Akron Children’s Hospital in 1987. A little over a year later, Chuck and Patti were married and eventually had two daughters named Ashley and Ariana. He was a very loving husband who also loved animals and let his wife rescue pets for their family throughout the years. Throughout their marriage, they’ve enjoyed spending time together by having fun at theme parks, traveling to new places, fine dining, and drinking cocktails by the beach.

As well as being a great husband, Chuck was also a very goofy, caring, and charismatic Father for his two little girls with a wicked sense of humor on him. Because of Chuck and Patti’s witty personalities and banter, the family was always filled with sarcastic humor and inside jokes, creating constant laughter in the household. Something his loved ones always admired about him was his passion for cooking. His absolute favorite food he cooked was Hungarian food. These authentic recipes were passed down from his sister (Barb), his mother (Helen), and his grandmother (Tal). There’s a saying that says, “Kitchens are made for bringing families together,” and it’s safe to say that Chuck did a phenomenal job at that.

Chuck was a sales manager for various funeral home/cemetery companies for over 30 years. He took delight in helping families through tough times. He was always a very compassionate man, but his job was a true testament to that. Chuck created many life-long friends over the years and it’s easy to say that he will always be known as the “The Life of the party.”

Unfortunately, Chuck Horvath passed away due to after-affects caused by contracting Covid-19 in early July 2020. As many grieve over their loss, his family hopes that people see how impactful this pandemic can be. Practicing social distancing and wearing masks can save lives. Chuck’s visitation and service information is listed below for those who would like to pay their respects. Chuck was a wonderful man who was loved by many and will be remembered by all.

Celebration of Life: Friday 9/18/20 from 6pm-9pm

Service: Saturday 9/19/20 11am-1 pm

Both will be held at: 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Rd Gotha, FL 34734


  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Celebration Of Life

    Saturday, September 19, 2020



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Marie Pimperl

September 22, 2020

To the Horvath Family, Friends and Co-Workers:
Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories extends its heartfelt condolences. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you.
Marie Pimperl,
Director of First Impressions

Laura and Joe Bancroft

September 20, 2020

We are so sorry for your family, but we will remember the happiness that Chuck brought to everyone around him.

Pal Argue

September 19, 2020

When I think of those friends I’d love to share a good meal with I will always think of Chuck, he made us laugh, and was always quick to engage in deep conversation. He will always be at my crowded table. He made a part of my career successful.

Chuck Warren

September 18, 2020

Chuck was always a positive influence in his many roles in our profession, his smile and laughter were infectious. He will be missed by many. Thank you Chuck for all you provided. Chuck Warren, Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral, Florida.

Carter Bell

September 18, 2020

Words cannot express how special Chuck was. I met him when he was the sales director here back in 2006 at Woodlawn in Virginia, and he was nothing less than a caring soul, who always picked me up, patted me on the back, and reminded me of how special I was on a daily basis. He has remained a mentor and friend throughout the years, and I am so sorry for your loss.

Kathy Horne

September 18, 2020

Chuck was my special friend and mentor for more than 8 and 1/2 years. He taught me so much. I'll miss his humor as well as his badgering me on certain things, like my health and eating habits. The last thing he gave me was a 2 liter of Mt Dew and said it would be the only time. ;) I wouldn't be where I am now if it wasn't for you Mr. Horvath...thank you for everything. I'm a better person because of you and I believe anyone who was ever blessed by your presence can say the same. To his family, he loved y'all so much. A day wouldn't go by when he wasn't bragging about how proud he was of his 3 girls, you were truly loved. My prayers are with you and if you ever need anything I'm just a call away.

Katie Kearney

September 18, 2020

I'm so sad to learn of Chuck's passing. He meant the world to me and I loved working with him. I called him "Poppa Chuck" because I could talk to him about anything and he gave the greatest advice. Not only was he the best manager I've ever had, but he was a great salesman, a great friend, an excellent cook - an all around wonderful man. I'm happy I got to meet him and will take the lessons I learned from him and cherish them forever. My heart goes out to the Horvath family.

Ana Olivares

September 18, 2020

It gives me many feelings to express the loss of our friend and great co-worker Chuck I only have beautiful memories, he was someone special always with a smile I never saw him angry ... always attentive and cheerful and he delighted us all with his delicious cuisine at the grill making the salmon so delicious that everyone liked it; I thank him for having met him and I also thank him because he was always aware of everything that happened at work ... such as giving me a mask made by his wife, and he told me: Ana now you throw away the mask you are using ... because the one I used was a sock that I cut to use as a mask; Well this was when Covi 19 just started and this is the mask he gave me, I will take it as a souvenir and from here I thank you, rest in peace and may God have it in his glory 🙏💙

Patricia Murphy

September 17, 2020

I could be minding my business and here you come with those jokes 😀 im going to miss you coming to me at any given time with your jokes, sense of humor and sarcasm.Thank you for The delicious food you made for us us.You treated everyone with respect.even lil ol me lol ( insider) its so many great things i could say about you.But hey ill do a lil dance sometime while walking down the hallway. Just like you use to catch me on camera and laugh.I know you're in heaven watching.God Bless the Family.💙

Bill Quinn

September 17, 2020

Cathy, I, and the Treasure Coast team are sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire Horvath family. Chuck will be missed by all of us who had the opportunity to know him.


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