You left us all beautiful memories, your love is still our guide. Although we cannot see you, you’re forever by our sides.
Donald James Horning, 75, of Longwood, Florida passed away February 6, 2021.
Donald was born December 16, 1945 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania where he grew up and attended school. He worked
with his father building cabinets as a young adult which lead to the beginning of his carpenter work starting in Pennsylvania.
He was also foreman at Phoenix Fire Company #2 Ladder 21 in his hometown where he qualified to drive the back of the truck where most found it hard to pass the qualification test. In 1965 he enlisted in the Armed Forces, Army Branch and was on the 57th original Dust Off Medivac as a medic where he incurred a gunshot wound in August of 1966 and received a Purple Heart among various air awards and medals with an Honorable discharge in 1968.
Donald moved to California for a brief period then to Florida in the Tampa area before making Longwood his permanent home where he remained until his time of death. He was a State Licensed Contractor currently partnered with John Kruszeski/ownership and V.P. of United Construction and Design, Inc. with 50 plus years in Longwood, Florida.
Those that knew him loved him for his loving, caring nature, always putting others first and taking them under his wing. He went above and beyond the duties of a contractor. Even years after a job was done you could always count on him if you called him as he would have the old file, paint colors, etc. as to why the back of the office looks like it does today. (Had to add that little footnote honey, you kind of left a mess but we got it.)
Donald is survived by his wife, Cheri, of 36 years and fur baby companion Tucker (Mr. “T”).
Daughters Tracy (Terry Wayne), Terri, Son Chad (Jessie), Grandchildren Baylee, Dawson, Banner, Caleb, Brody, Wade and great grandson Uriah.
3 sisters Peggy, Linda and Karen
2 Brothers Billy and Tim
Stepfather Poppa Basil
Nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
Preceded in death by his Mother Elizabeth, Father David, Brother Robert and Brother Richard.
A special family memorial will be held at a later time due to the unfortunate circumstances of Covid.