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Josip Horvat

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Buono Funeral Service, Inc.
100 Main Street
Saugerties, NY 12477

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
10:00 AM
Buono Funeral Service, Inc.
100 Main Street
Saugerties, NY 12477


Saugerties Josip Horvat died Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston. He was 60 years old.

Born March 24, 1950, Joe was a true American Patriot, who left communist Yugoslavia to live the true American dream.

For 35 yrs, he worked as an Old World Craftsmen in Queens NY for IDEAL Roofing Co. Joe was highly respected as an expert Sheet Metal Mechanic, Roofer, & Building Restoration tradesmen. He was a simple, hard working man who loved and enjoyed family, fishing, hunting, cooking, carpentry, farming, and restoring old historic buildings. He was a strong quite man who said little and did much. To know Joe was to respect his courage, strength, dignity and confidence. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him and work with him or the honor to call him friend, father, or dear husband.

Survivors include his wife of 20 yrs Eva Zevallos Horvat; a daughter, Elizabeth Horvat of Virginia; three sons, Attila Horvat of Virginia, Emory Pittman of Saugerties, NY & Jerry Pittman of Queens, NY; two brothers, Janos Horvat of Saugerties and Misa Horvat of the former Yugoslavia; two sisters Margit and Marika Horvat both in Yugoslavia. He is also survived by 2 nephews Frank, Steven and godson Sean.

A Funeral Service will be celebrated 10:00 am Wednesday at Buono Funeral Service, Inc. in Saugerties. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Hyde Park. Friends may call Tuesday from 2 PM to 4:00 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM at Buono Funeral Service, Inc.


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