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John Horvers

John Francis Horvers

Friday, April 5th, 1963 - Saturday, August 1st, 2020
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John Francis Horvers, 57, of Clifton Ave, Kingston died at home, Saturday August 1st, 2020 following a battle with lung cancer. He was born in Newfoundland, Canada on April 5, 1963, the son of John Horvers of Kingston.

John was employed as a licensed master plumber with Sutton Electrical, Plumbing and Heating in Mt Marion New York for the past 21 years. He worked as a foreman for the past 10 years and owned his own business, Hudson Valley Plumbing and Heating in Kingston. John was a plumber for most of his life and has worked for several other business throughout the area including Stuart Smedes, Gerald Beze and Jeff Lowe plumbing.

John was a homebody, never one for traveling. He once flew in a biplane, but never again. He enjoyed gardening, cookouts, cold beer and spending time with friends and family. Most recently he spent his time keeping his 80-year-old Dad company, after his retirement this year from Adams in Kingston. John was easy going. He was a good listener and would do anything to help you. Over the years John and his wife have always opened their home to friends and family members who were down on their luck and needed a place to stay. He was a kind and gentle soul to those who knew him. Throughout his illness John always remained upbeat and positive. He said he was not ready to go.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Flora M. Horvers, their children John Horvers and his companion Lisa of Kingston, Elena Horvers, her companion Brandon of Troy, Krista Horvers of Kingston and Nancy Collazo of Kingston. He is also survived by three sisters Mary Merrihew and her husband Russell of Port Ewen, Cathy Horvers of Pennsylvania and Darlene Mataraza of Kingston, ten grandchildren, Jasmin, Samone, Chyanne, Aleta, Johnny (John & Lisa), Gabriel, Cameron, Victoria (Elena & Brandon), Adam, Madilyn (Krista) and Great-grandchild, Ethan (John & Lisa) as well as several nieces and nephews.

The Family has entrusted the Gilpatric-Van Vliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus, with the care and cremation service arrangements for John. Cremation will be held at Wiltwyck Crematory.

Services will be private at the discretion of John’s family.

In lieu of cut flowers the family request live plants or perennials to plant in his memory sent to:
174 Clifton Ave, Kingston, NY 12401

Send the family an expression of condolence by visiting John’s Book of memories: www.GVVFH.com
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Don & Cheri Matthews

Posted at 02:13pm
We are very sorry to hear of John’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Don & Cheri Matthews
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Donna Wachtel

Posted at 02:57pm
I met John and Flora 16 years ago. John was always just a phone call away if I ever needed anything. I am truly honored and blessed to be able to call them friends. May you Rest In Peace💕💕

Donna Wachtel
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Elizabeth Boughton

Posted at 12:10pm
I first met John and flora when I was 16. They took me I and I spend 4 years of my life with them. John was caring, hard working and loving. Thank you for allowing me to spend a share part of your life with me. I hope your garden in heaven is as beautiful as the one here. You're very love and missed, but never forgotten. I love you.
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Nancy Collazo

Posted at 03:28am
My daddy was a great and kind gentle man who loved my mommy flora very much and loved all us kids and grand kids he was so fun to be around there was never a dull moment with my father around !!! I wish I could dance with my father again!!!! And tell him one last time I love u and hug him!!
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Elizabeth Cole

Posted at 05:56am
Sending condolences to the whole family very sorry you loss John. R.I.P. John I will dearly miss him ,He was a great friend.and I never forget him. Love Betty
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