Alexander Raymond Horanzy

  • Born: April 22, 1922
  • Died: October 1, 2020
  • Location:

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

ALEXANDER RAYMOND HORANZY APRIL 22,1922 – October 1, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Katherine S. Horanzy. Loving father of Sandra Mattia (Art), Nancy Ray (Joseph), Joseph Horanzy (Maryellen). Cherished grandfather of Arthur Mattia, Katherine Sullivan (William), Cynthia Gibbs (Sean), Michael Fiore (Jill), Joseph, Joyce Fiore and Joanna Lamar (William). Adored great-grandfather of Caitlyn, Graham, and Cassandra Gibbs, AJ, Nicholas and Gabriella Mattia and William and Christopher Sullivan. Alex was a hero from the Greatest Generation and a Pearl Harbor survivor representing the 24th Army Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks. He was instrumental in in the founding of the Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors and was its last surviving member. Up until his admittance into a nursing home late last year, due to a fall, he presided over the group as its President. Alex loved his family, community and visiting the "Casino" where he enjoyed a good game of Craps.

Relatives and friends are invited to Alex's Celebration of Life on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the Church of St. Jerome, 8100 Colfax Street, Philadelphia, followed by his funeral mass at 10:30. Interment will follow at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to: Click on the link at top of the home page Donate to our Memorial.

Or send a check made payable to: December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Association - in the memo section reference "donation to memorial" attention: Dale Jones, Treasurer Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Assoc, 81 Lower Holland Road, Holland PA 18966.

As a 5013(c) a donation acknowledgment letter can be sent if desired by contacting Dale Jones at 4

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Sincere condolences to the Horanzy family for their great loss. Thank you for your patriotism and service.

Posted by Dante Cimadamore - FL - acquaintance   November 12, 2020


Posted by Alishia - SC   October 19, 2020

I’m so sorry for your lost. My heart goes out to the family. May God carry you though your lost.

Posted by A friend   October 12, 2020

Thank you so much for your light and life. My dad was a WW2 vet also. Look him up and say Hello. His name is Aaron Tyner Jr.
You guys will have a lot to talk about.

Posted by Deborah Tyner - Ft. Mill, SC - friend   October 11, 2020

Thank You to the family of one of the countries best gifts of freedom for this great Country. RIP Mr. Horanzy

Posted by M J - Greenfield, IN   October 11, 2020

I was 19 when I went to work at the Frankford Arsenal in the quality assurance department. I knew your father and mother well. They were at my wedding 52 years ago and I was at your sister Sandra’s wedding also. Your father was one of the finest men that I have ever met. I never knew that he served at a Pearl Harbor until recently. I will always remember him and all of the fun times we had at the Frankford Arsenal. Rest In Peace my old friend.

Posted by Kathleen McArthur Foy - Coworker   October 10, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods comforting words at Psalms 119:76.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2020

My deepest condolences to Mr. Horanzy's family and friends. May the God of all comfort be with you all now and in the days to come.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2020

Thank you for your service, Sir. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Rosemary - Plymouth, MA   October 10, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Horanzy family, May God be with all of you at such a difficult time.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2020

Thank you for your service Sir.

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2020

I never met you, but I so admire your courage. RIP, sir.
Thank you for your service, especially that fateful day.
Condolences to your family. Another from the Greatest Generation gone.

Posted by Allison    October 09, 2020

Thank you for your service Mr. Horanzy. You are a true American hero. Rest In Peace. I send my sympathies and prayers to his family.

Posted by Cheryl L. Ramsey    October 09, 2020

Thank you your service sir, land of the free because of the brave, may you Rest In Peace.

Posted by Jim Barlett - Santa rosa, CA   October 09, 2020

Mr. Horanzy, thank you for your Service and Sacrfice for this Nation. I am blessed to live in such a place because of men and women like you who served with Honor & Valor. May God grant grace, peace, and comfort to your family and welcome you home,. into His loving arms.

Posted by Brian Brasher - Hillsboro, MO   October 09, 2020

Thank you for your exemplary service to our nation, Sir. May you now rest in peace with all the buddies you lost that awful day. God bless and comfort your loved ones here on earth until you meet again. RIP

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2020

To his family: I want to thank you for having such a true hero in your family. He stood the test and fought for our freedom, something few people consider today. May God bless you now and forever.

Posted by Lewis Johnson    October 08, 2020

I never net you Mr. Horanzy but I wish to say thank you for your heroic duty you performed on that Day of Imphany 76 years ago . I wish I coukd have met you to hear your stories of that particular Sunday. God Bless you and my condolences to your family. May you rest in peace sir. Thank you again.

Posted by Richard Gottlieb - Portsmouth, RI   October 08, 2020

Thank you for your service in WWll in the United Army at Pearl Harbor. As a member of America's greatest generation who sacrificed and served his nation we thank-you. Rest In peace sir.

Posted by Chuck Gliniak - Easthampton, MA   October 08, 2020

Thanks for your service Sir, R. I .P.with your shipmates !

Posted by Jerry Uhte - Richmond, IN   October 08, 2020


Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   October 08, 2020

I never met Mr. Horanzy, but I sure do wish that I could have shook his hand and told him how much that I appreciate his service and sacrifice!! And for fighting for our freedom!! ''GOD-BLESS-HIS-SOUL''!! ''REST-IN-PEACE'' SIR!! JOB WELL DONE!!! THANK YOU!! Thoughts/Condolences/Prayers to his Family and Friends!!

Posted by Ronald Bredemeyer - Waco, TX - friend   October 08, 2020

Thank you for your service to our nation. RIP Sir. Condolences to your family. See you of the other side. ✝ ❤

Posted by Martin Marsola - West Trenton, NJ   October 08, 2020

Grief can be so hard and painful but our memories help us to cope. May the memories of good times shared comfort and strengthen the family in this painful time

Posted by KB - FL   October 08, 2020


Rest Alexander, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army, WWII.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   October 08, 2020


Rest Alexander, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army, WWII.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   October 08, 2020

Condolences to the family in your loss of Mr. Horanzy. May you find comfort from the God of tender mercy and all comfort.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2020

Dear Sandy, Nancy and Joe, I want offer condolences to you and and your extended family. Again, sorry for the loss of your father. He was a wonderful man.

Posted by James Eckles - Philadelphia, PA   October 07, 2020

Sincere Condolences to the family of Mr. Alexander Horanzy. My name is Tom Reiter, I worked at the Frankford Arsenal back in the day and worked with Al as a Machinist Apprentice in the Arsenal's 8000 hour Apprenticeship Program. I remember him since we became very close friends during those years. I was never aware of Alex's Service Record; he never spoke of those times to me. He was a very good apprentice and picked up his trade quickly. I'm 85 and there aren't many Apprentice Alumni left. I will remember Alex in my prayers; he was one of the good people that we meet in our lives. May He Rest In Peace, Amen

Posted by Thomas Reiter - Sewell, NJ - Coworker   October 07, 2020


My fondest memories of Uncle Al (and Aunt Cass too) was his ready smile and energetic personality. He is a true hero and will be missed by all. In deepest sympathy, Donna (Clemens) Eastabrooks and family.

Posted by Donna (Clemens) Eastabrooks - Chewelah, WA - Family   October 05, 2020

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