Frank V. Horvath

October 5, 1949 - December 10, 2013
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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map

Frank V. Horvath, III of Mahopac, NY passed away at Calvary Hospital on December 10, 2013 at the age of 64. He was born in the Bronx on October 5, 1949, the son of Frank and Liliane (Oulette) Horvath.Frank was a 1968 graduate of Mahopac High School. Following high school he enlisted in the USContinue Reading

Mike and Ann Marie Vicario left a message on December 10, 2014:
Rest in peace.
Bill Wienecke left a message on September 4, 2014:
My condolences to the family - I just learned of Frank's passing yesterday and was very saddened to hear this news. Over the years, as a native of Mahopac, I have had work done at Ridgeview and had gotten to know Frank. He was always friendly, most helpful and did excellent work for my dad and I. He was especially proud of his son Frank and his service to our country. I salute Frank for his service to our nation in military service, for his contributions in our community and for his friendship.
Richard Bendetti left a message on June 20, 2014:
Frank was a great businessman and friend. He was one of a kind and will truly be missed forever...
Walter R. Pearce left a message on January 12, 2014:
As so many others have already conveyed .... Frank was a extremely, kind caring, honest man who had the unique quality of making everyone he dealt with feel very special indeed. His love of this Country was without limits as evidenced by his military service as a Marine in Viet Nam. As he told me when he learned of his illness ..... I made peace with my Maker when first setting foot on the soil of Viet Nam so I am already at peace. What a very brave human being. We are all truly blessed for Frank passing through our lives.For Frank ...........-When Someone Great Once Was .... Someone Great Will Always Be ....- Some Few People Touch Our Lives Gently, Sweetly, Profoundly and Forever. Treasure The Memories With Gratitude and Go On To Live Your Life Reaching Out and Touching Others ..... As Frank Has Done For All He Met.- Until we meet again, my friend ............Sincerely .......... Walter R. Pearce
Hal an Keiren Farquhar left a message on December 27, 2013:
Frank: a special and caring man, a heart of gold with a very generous spirit. Always tried to hide his goodness and sincerity under those beliefs He spoke, or yelled about!Always so wonderful to our family and the Mahopac community.So proud of his family, a true friend, you will be missed by many.
Luke Giumarro left a message on December 20, 2013:
Semper Fi Frank I will truly miss our conversations
Mary Giumarro & Famiy left a message on December 18, 2013:
As I sit hear with a so very heavy heart after reading all the tributes to Frank, I find myself realizing as so many others have stated about this wonderful man, father, grand-father and friend… to so many – deeply touched so many lives. If you were privileged to have had even one person like Frank touch your life, you were truly blessed.I met Frank roughly 20 years ago, I was selling a car, it needed some TLC and stopped into Ridgeview – “NO PROBLEM” he said – went to pick up the car – he would not take a dime! Insistent was he – so I sent over lunch instead for the guys. Never did I realize that day that I had befriended such a Huge Personality! After a few visits to Ridgeview for work on our cars over the years, I found myself just stopping in to have a “healthy debate” with Frank over many current events issues. He was so very passionate about what we discussed – a quick stop in to say hello became an hour plus of great debate! – But I was not the only one – there were others like me that loved to “chat” and enjoy his company. The office filled with “fans” like me each time I happened by.Then, after many years, my son Luke decided that he too was going to become a United States Marine and serve his country – I went to Frank frantic, he met and spoke with Luke about the Marines - Frank with his infinite wisdom truly became a confident to me – his experience with the same guided me through a mother’s nightmare, and I will always be grateful for his kindness, advice & friendship. He calmed me down, PROUDLY placed Marine stickers on my car, he made me realize I too should be proud of my son, not just be a worried mother. He is the man that all of us would want to have our back in any situation.A Great Friend, A True Patriot, A Passionate Family Man … that left us all to soon. Frank-Thank You for your friendship – We will miss you so!To Frank’s entire family – I wish you peace at this time. But know that he is for sure in Heaven! Bless you all.Semper Fi
denise carinci-welsch left a message on December 16, 2013:
A few years ahead of me, Frank was one of the first guys I met when our family moved to Mahopac. He was one of the really good guys..honest and kind with a generous laugh... I prayed for his safe return from Vietnam and had the gift of time alone together in early 70's..He turned me on to headphones and Harleys and till today, hearing anything from Dark Side of the Moon brings me right to a shared moment as we gazed at the stars and understood just how precious and fleeting it all is..Rest in Peace Frankie..My heartfelt condolences to his Family and dear friends..
Jack Brennan left a message on December 16, 2013:
"SEMPER FI" Frankie
susan gusmano left a message on December 15, 2013:
Frank was a great neighbor and generous person. I remember him working with my husband at teakettle pool, and also a time I got stuck in my driveway with my three kids in the car. Frank happened by, stopped and went back to get his truck to help me out, without a thought for remuneration! I am so sad that I did not know Frank had died before this. I would have liked to pay my respects for him and his family. Prayers for all.
Tom Budington left a message on December 14, 2013:
A great loss to the community, was a GREAT guy!!! He is missed by all who had the luck to know him.Tom Budington C.P.D.
Chelsea McGowan left a message on December 14, 2013:
Frank made me feel so much better about getting in my car accident. Although we only met a few times, his story of his brother and how he helps the community touched my heart. From the few times meeting him, I could tell that Frank was an honest, gentile, kind man. He will never be forgotten. -The McGowan Family
Jim La Spina left a message on December 14, 2013:
Frankie and I were life friends we hung out and discovered the many unknown areas of Mahopac when we were kids. One of the stories that he loved to tell when ever he saw me was breaking the ice on the pond in back of his house and him pulling me out of the mud as the ice disappeared from under me. As teens I had Mahopac Auto Glass behind Ridge View and shared many years of friendship. Every time I would visit Mahopac I would always make the effort to stop and visit. As all of you we will miss him but we will always remember him and love him for the man he was. My deepest condolences to all the people that Frankie has touched during his life..
Gail and john Adelhardt left a message on December 13, 2013:
Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Frank's family. He was a good man and a true Mahopac Son.
Dave and Doris-Jane Smith left a message on December 13, 2013:
We were so sad to learn about the passing of a true gentlemen and a kind friend. We met Frank after our family truck was involved in a bad accident and we found ourselves as many of Franks"s customers ,dealing with a lot of stress, without a vechicle and lots of paperwork to be completed. He took us through the process, step by step and from that day on he was the man...the man to go to whenever we needed the fantastic services he provided. A true people-person, Frank was number one! Our thaughts and prayers are with him and his family at this sad time.
Nola Tedesco Foulston left a message on December 13, 2013:
I am so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We were high school classmates and friends. My sincere condolences to his wife and family. NolaTedesco Foulston
linda lofaro left a message on December 13, 2013:
Dear Frank, you were and are still a great man and member of this community though you have left us you will never be forgotten. we will love and miss you always , you were a true gentleman and a class act always. you gave like no one could asking for nothing in return. thank you for blessing all of our lives we are truly richer for it and so blessed. had a great time working with you on the Veterans Thanksgiving day dinner last year we were a great team. rest in peace dear friend i love you and i will miss you always love always Linda LoFaro Mahopac, ny
Delilah Shaw left a message on December 13, 2013:
Frank was one of the best people I have ever met. He was always so funny and didn't mind laughing at himself. I'll miss busting his chops about the way he would stop mid sentence to answer his phone and say "Ridgeview", in his serious voice. Frank was always there for me no matter what it was that I needed, he was the best! My heart goes out to Ginger and the Horvath family, I am so sorry for your loss. I'll miss you Frankie!
Barbara and Pat Pirraglia left a message on December 13, 2013:
So sorry to hear about the passing of our dear friend Frankie. He was such a wonderful person and he will always be in our prayers. xoxoxoxox
Greg Grimaudo left a message on December 13, 2013:
So sad to hear Frank as left us. He was a straight shooter, a true Stand up Guy!! He did enough good on this earth to get him to a better place... My deepest sympathy to you, Ginger, and the family......
Phil Jackson left a message on December 13, 2013:
Thoughts are with the family God bless you all......
Ronnie & Holly Cammarata left a message on December 13, 2013:
I have so many great memories with Frankie,Roger and Pop and and knowing them has made me a better person. Frankie gave me my first place to live when I moved out of my parents house and made it very affordable for me to get started on my own, not to mention years of working on my race car in the shop late night with Roger and the boy's. He was truly a generous man and I learned a lot about life from him. He scraped plenty of my jalopies off the roads over the years in rain,snow and it did not matter. He was a guy who could do anything and do it to perfection. I will miss you buddy. Rest in peace. God bless the Horvath family.Ronnie & Holly Cammarata
Janie (Rieder) Leone left a message on December 12, 2013:
Frankie-- you were truly one of the best people I have ever met in this world. I'm so grateful that I had the pleasure of knowing you. You made a lasting impression on my life and I will always remember all your many theories and advice. My heart breaks to hear of your passing, but I'm thankful you are at peace. Deepest sympathies to Ginger, Dustin, Frankie and the rest of the Horvath family. God bless you all.
drew fisher left a message on December 12, 2013:
god bless the horvath family during these difficult times frankie was a good friend as well as great neighbor for many years. the community has lost a great guy that helped make mahopac the town it is today rest in peace frankie drew fisher
Patty Wagner left a message on December 12, 2013:
My Favorite memories are of Frankie and his Dad when years ago when they would come into the Mahopac Diner and pick on me (haha) and we would all tell jokes. He had wonderful sense of humor and I always enjoyed speaking with him when I had the opportunity to run into him after all these years. My Condolences to you and your Family Ginger.
Tom & Lisa Brennan left a message on December 12, 2013:
Thoughts and prayers to the entire Horvath family. Frankie will be very missed.
John bridgman left a message on December 12, 2013:
May you rest in peace uncle Frankie.
Stephanie Rossi left a message on December 12, 2013:
So sorry to hear about your passing. I feel so lucky to have known you. You were one of my favorite patients,in your least favorite place...the dentist. I will miss you and the safe feeling I had with your phone number in my pocket. You gave it to me when I said I sometimes was afraid of driving in the dark with black ice and snow. You said "call me anytime day or night I'll come and get you."Never needed to, but I bet you'd be there if I did. Rest in peace Frankie....I will miss you.
Bob Bucko left a message on December 12, 2013:
My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family always! It was such an honor to have known you and truly respect all the positive advice you've given me over the years! Through the good times and bad, you were always there to listen and give an honest opinion about anything! I'll miss you, my friend! May God bless you and keep you in his care, forever! Bob...
Judy Brady Witherspoon left a message on December 12, 2013:
My love and heartfelt condolences to Frank's family.He was one of those special and memorable classmates of the Class of 1968.RIP FrankJudy Brady Witherspoon
Chris Amundson left a message on December 12, 2013:
Frank will sincerely be missed from our lives, he was a great person and will remain a true Friend in the Hearts of everyone who knew him. My he rest in peace...
Mickey Amundson Woods left a message on December 12, 2013:
Frankie and I were friends for over40 years. I worked for Mahopac Glass so as far as work goes we were in touch all the time. But we also became good friends. He was always there for me. I remember once when my daughter Kim was on her way back to school after winter break, bad weather,snowing and her car broke down, I called and he got in his truck and went way north to pick her up! Frankie, you will be missed by all!!!! Love ya, Mickey
Valerie Murphy left a message on December 12, 2013:
To Ginger And Family
Tom Norton left a message on December 12, 2013:
Dear Ginger and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Frank. I have so many happy memories of Frank. He was a great friend to me and helped me out so many times I can't count. We spent many a coffee break (for me) together while he handled calls at the desk and ran the best Auto Body Shop in town! He was my comedy relief, and I hope I was his. Mostly he liked to talk about his family that he was so proud of. It was never a secret how much he loved his family and his country! He was special, and he will be missed by many, near and far.
Jeannie Fabrizi Ares left a message on December 12, 2013:
I will miss you Frankie. I am shocked and heartbroken to hear that you are gone from this earth. Thank You for the many beautiful memories we have shared. Ever since 6th. grade, I knew there was something extra-special about you. Loving, gentle, kind-hearted, I could go on and on. This world will never be the same. God bless your wife and family as they must be incredibly heartbroken. My prayers and condolences go out to them. May God bless you and your family. With deepest Sympathy, Jeannie
Ilene Cain left a message on December 12, 2013:
I had gone to Ridgeview many times for various repairs.Frank was always very friendly, funny and honest.I am very saddened to hear of his passing, and mythoughts and prayers go out to his wife, children andfamily.
Mariela Diaz left a message on December 12, 2013:
Dear Horvath Family,I recently found out about Frank's passing through Mary at Gino's Trattoria. I worked at Gino's during my Teen years and it was my pleasure to always wait on your table. Through the years I had various Fender Benders and Frank was always there to save the Day.Thoughts and prayers are with you all.Thank you Frank for all you did for your customers and friends. Mariela
Phyllis & Eric Rieder left a message on December 12, 2013:
Thank you Frankie for always being so good to our daughters and to all our family. We could always count on you to help us out. You will be terribly missed, and at this point, it is just so sad to imagine a world without you in it anymore. Our love and prayers for comfort and peace to Ginger and all the Horvath family. With love, Phyllis & Eric Rieder
al digiovanni left a message on December 12, 2013:
Frank was a one and only special type of person he and I not only shared a business relationship but also a special friendship. He was always willing to help out anyone in need and will be missed by everyone. Being that I have now retired and am living in Florida I am sorry that I will not be able to pay my final respects to a truly great person and friend. Al DiGiovanni, formerly of Smith Cairnes Ford.
Joanne Cerbino left a message on December 11, 2013:
Frank was a wonderful, kind man. Always willing to help with whatever he can. Helped my family out sooo many times! I saw the "cool aid" smile on his face when his grand daughter was born .... the light of his life! We will keep him in our prayers always, rest in peace Frank! Joanne Cerbino and family
Alice Benjamin left a message on December 11, 2013:
Being a lifelong resident of Mahopac I had the pleasure of knowing Frank through the years with business dealings. A few months ago I got to spend some quality time with him. He is someone that touched my life in so many ways. His kindness for those around him and his love for people, especially his family was admirable. In just a few short days with Frank I learned how precious life is and that you need to live every moment as if it is your last. He was such an inspiration to me. My life will forever be changed by his kindness.
David Brown left a message on December 11, 2013:
May God bless you and keep you
Cathy and Brian Vangor left a message on December 11, 2013:
Frank was a genuinely kind and honest gentleman. He was always there to help out in any way he could. So grateful to have met him in our lifetime. He will definitely be missed, but NEVER FORGOTTEN. Cathy and Brian Vangor - Mahopac, New York
Phil Cammarano left a message on December 11, 2013:
A better friend my family and I could have never asked for. Our world has lost a truly good man and a great friend. But I know that heaven has gained it newest angel. I also know he will always be there watching over us.
Richie and Trudy settembrini left a message on December 11, 2013:
He was just one of those good guys and always so chipper to everyone around him....he will certainly be missed...
Phyllis Locmajian left a message on December 11, 2013:
So sorry to hear of the passing of Frank. I will keep him and all his family in my prayers. The Locmajian Family
Ann Marie Vicario left a message on December 11, 2013:
Frank you will be deeply missed, Ginger please call if you need anything. God Bless you and your family. Frank rest in peace. Michael, Ann Marie Vicario and family
Walter Franzken Jr left a message on December 11, 2013:
My Prayer's are with you and your family . God bless you..You are a good man and friend and have made a everlasting impression on me. I will Miss you and our " Negotiation of repairs" You were tough but fair.One of the most genuine persons i ever met!! love & Miss you ..Walter
Noreen Brancaccio left a message on December 11, 2013:
You were a kind and wonderful "bad boy" and will be missed.
Joseph J. Smith left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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