Ray K. Horchner, 88

March 09, 2011

JULY 25, 1922-MARCH 9, 2011

Mr. Ray Kyle Horchner, 88, of Little Hayden Circle and formerly of 21919 Martin Circle, both in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Western Maryland Hospital Center, Hagerstown.

Born July 25, 1922, in Meyersdale, Pa., he was the son of the late Andrew and Nellie M. (Carpenter) Horchner.

Mr. Horchner was a graduate of Meyersdale High School with the Class of 1939.

He and his wife, the late Mrs. Dorothy L. (Firey) Horchner, were married Oct. 15, 1954, in Hagerstown. She passed away Dec. 26, 2004.

Mr. Horchner retired from Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and Beaver Creek Country Club, where he enjoyed golfing and hit a "hole in one."

Mr. Horchner is survived by two sons, Ray E. Horchner of Omaha, Neb., and Thomas C. Tucker and his wife, Kathy, of Chambersburg, Pa.; two daughters,  Cynthia L. Tucker, of Hagerstown, and Pamela J. Lute and her husband, Gerry, of Greencastle, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a grandson, William Ray Harne, who passed away Dec. 28, 2003; a sister, Naomi Dunnick; and three brothers, Carl Horchner, Andrew Horchner and Robert Horchner.

He was the last of his immediate family.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 14, 2011, at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, with Pastor Raymond Shriver officiating. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Wonders Animal Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 137, Clear Spring MD 21722, or to Spina Bifida Program at Washington, D.C., Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave. N.W., Washington D.C. 20010.

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