George Joseph Horvath, 79, Natalia, TX, entered eternal rest on Monday, April 3,
2023. He is preceded in death by his father Carl Horvath & Mother Maria
Magdalena Molivar Horvath. George is survived by his wife Alma Ornelas
Horvath; sister Andrea Horvath Schmidt (Eberhardt) (Germany); aunts and cousin
and extended family Gilbert R Ornelas; Mary Ornelas Montelongo (Carlos); Inez R
Ornelas (Debbie); Ancelmo Ornelas (Sonia) and many nieces, nephews and
George was born in Komaron, Hungary on March 19, 1944. In 1956, George's
family left Hungary during the Russian invasion. Ultimately, George's family
settled in Caracas, Valenzuela. At the age of 14, George arrived in the United
States. He made it his goal to better his life. George obtained his bachelor's
degree at New York State College. He earned his Master's and Doctorate degree at
Florida State University in Marine Oceanography (1973).
George began his working career with the State of Florida. He later accepted a job
in Washington DC with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
working in the Water Department. In 1979, he relocated to Region 6, EPA, in
Dallas, Texas. In 2012, George retired from the Federal Government after 33
years. Simultaneously, George volunteered for the Dallas Police Department
Reserve Unit for 23 years earning the rank of Reserve Lieutenant.
In addition, George was well traveled. He was awarded the Congressional
Antarctic Service Medal in 1974 for his participation in a United States sponsored
exhibition to Antarctica.
In 2012, after his retirement George moved to Natalia. He volunteered at the
Devine Area Thrift Store and also served as Secretary to the Devine Lions Club
George loved his home and his fur babies (Puli & Polo). He will be missed by
many. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
please make donations to your charity of choice.