Ralph Horan

Obituary of Ralph Paul Horan

Ralph Paul Horan, 77, died Tuesday March 9th, 2021 at his home in Leesburg, VA.

In 1961, he graduated Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, where he played trumpet in the marching band. Following graduation, Ralph enlisted and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Upon discharge, Ralph worked as a manufacturing engineer for Sonex, Inc in Philadelphia, PA, which helped build the back-pack communication devices for the Apollo space program. Ralph later joined the New Jersey State Police. After relocating to Florida in 1986, he began a 30+ year career as a real estate broker.

Ralph was an active member of the American Legion, Bugles Across America, and Taps for Vets, playing the trumpet at veteran funerals to honor their military service. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul Sr. and Ann Horan, and two siblings, brother Paul Horan Jr. and sister Barbara Longman. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Terry Ann Horan, his son Matthew and wife, Susan, his son Michael and wife, Shallyn, his son Andrew and wife, Diane, his daughter Kathryn and her husband Nathaniel, his 4 precious grandchildren, Jenna, Ashley, Olivia, and Owen, his sister Nancy McGraw, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorial services will be held May 8th, 2021 at 11:00am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 140 E. Mt. Airy Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19119, with Reverend Bill Waters officiating.  

A Memorial Tree was planted for Ralph
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