John Mark Horvath Sr.
March 24, 1939 – June 22, 2018
JOHN MARK HORVATH SR. With great pain and hallowed sorrow we regretfully report that John Horvath passed away suddenly at 353am on June 22, 2018. John was a great man; husband, father and friend to all people he encountered. The entire room would light up when he entered and bestowed his charm on all of those he rubbed elbows with. Now some important background on the man, John Horvath. As a child he dreamed of one day of crossing the borders of Hungary into Austria which would lead him to the United States. Those dreams were turned to reality on a cold day in January 1956 when he crossed the lines of Ellis Island and was granted political asylum. He ventured down to Tennessee where he began his career as a structural steel designer and engineer. There he proliferated in his craft and retired from the industry when he was 75. Shortly after moving to Tennessee, he met a lovely native girl, the now present Joyce Horvath and wed her and they would have four children of their own. This is where John's love for life flourished; through his family. He became an incredibly loving husband and father. John epitomized a true husband and father's characteristics by being a great nurturer, provider and a sympathetic counsel and leader to his family. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Joyce Ann Horvath, daughters Tina Maire Garcia and Margaret Denise McGregor. He also has two sons, John Mark Horvath Jr. and Jeffery David Horvath. John was also given the gift of life through four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a loving son-in-law and daughter-in-law. His surviving family still in Hungary, Manci Eros and her entire family. While missed but never forgotten, "MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU" Dad. Private services will be held for the family. HIBBETT & HAILEY FUNERAL HOME, 429 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214. (615) 883-2361.
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John Mark Horvath Sr.
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June 30, 2018
Joyce and Family,
I will always remember John and his great sense of humor. As a child he always had me laughing with his funny comments and jokes. As I grew older I got to know him a little better but sadly not as much as I would had liked to. I know that he was a great family man and a very talented designer. I will miss those good times and I am here for you Horvath family, if you need anything. Time passes us quickly and it saddens me that we haven't been around each other as much in recent times. Let's try see each other more.
Love you all so much,