He grew up working at the family business, Horvath Nursery. He was proud to be a FFA member, and graduated from Wellington High School in 1987. He met his best friend and the love of his life, Diana, in 1988, and they married in 1992. He became a father to his son, Spencer in 1998, which he considered his greatest accomplishment. David worked at Green Circle Growers for the last 21 years. He was active in many organizations including LaGrange Lions Club, LaGrange Hunting Club, and Blazin Saddles 4-H Club. On Monday, November 5, 2012, he received his auctioneer license and couldn't wait to start his new adventure. David found great joy in watching his son play football and wrestle. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Browns. He loved camping with his family, playing cards, garage sales, and volunteering to help anyone in need. He thoroughly enjoyed life.
David is survived by his wife of 20 years, Diana Horvath (nee Carroll); his son, Spencer Horvath; mother, Sue Horvath; a brother, Ed Horvath (Leslie); in-laws, Richard and Mary Fugitt and Charles Carroll; sister-in-laws, Kim King, Barb Fitz, Jennifer Kuenzel (Don), and Vicki Carroll; and many beloved family and friends.
David was preceded in death by his father, Edward P. Horvath.
Friends may call 2 until 6 P.M., Sunday, November 11, 2012, at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria (440) 322-4626. Funeral Mass will be 11 A.M., Monday, November 12, 2012, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 512 N. Main St. Wellington, where the family will receive friends from 10 A.M., until the time of Mass. Reverend Father James J. Reymann, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. (Please meet at church). Burial will be at River Rosd Cemetery in LaGrange.
Memorial contributions, in David's memory, can be made to Spencer Horvath, c/o Sun Center Credit Union, P.O. Box 115, LaGrange, OH 44050.
Online condolences can be expressed at ww.laubenthalmercado.com