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Joseph J "Joe" Horvatis
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1925
Erie County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 2007
Clarence
Erie County
New York, USA

Obituary from "The Buffalo News":

HORVATIS-Joseph J. April 18, 2007, beloved husband of Mildred "Mollie" (Kirisits) Horvatis; dear father of Suzanne (John) Tozer, Christine (William) Blackwood, Deborah (Kenneth) Zubricky, Cynthia (Jack) Wintringer and Lisa (Mark) Brand; loving grandfather of Kristen, Katie (Aaron) and Joey, Sarah, Julie, Zack, Justin, Adam, Jenny, Jeremy, Matt, Luke, Jonathon, James and Emily; brother of Teresa (late Hugh) McMullen and the late Herman, late Frank (late Jeannette), late Ann (late Richard) Fiebelkorn and the late William (Ruth); also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-8 at the DENGLER & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., East Amherst (one mile north of Maple Rd.), where prayers will be offered Saturday morning at 9:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Church at 10:00 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Hospital Adult Daycare. Mr. Horvatis was a Veteran of WWII, a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and a Division Chief of Taxpayer Assistance at the IRS, Buffalo.

Article published in the "Amherst Bee" on 4/25/2007:

Joseph J. Horvatis, 81, of Clarence, former division chief of taxpayer service assistance for the Internal Revenue Service in Buffalo, died April 18, 2007, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst.

Born in Buffalo, he attended Hutchinson Central High School and Canisius College. He was a staff sergeant with the Army's 9th Infantry during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievements and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the war.

Mr. Horvatis, a former Cheektowaga resident, was the originator of a system that allowed taxpayers to telephone their questions to the Buffalo IRS office instead of coming in person. He also started the Taxpayer Assistance Van, which accepted returns on tax deadline day.

Mr. Horvatis was a regular guest on John Otto's radio show during tax season, answering call-in questions.

After he retired from the IRS in 1980, the Joseph Horvatis Award was established. It is given to employees who exemplify quality customer service.

He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign War and the Disabled Veterans of America. He was also an avid fisherman.

Mr. Horvatis is survived by his wife, the former Mildred "Mollie" Kiristis; five daughters, Suzanne Tozer, Christine Blackwood, Deborah Zubricky, Cynthia Wintringer and Lisa Brand; and a sister, Teresa McMullen.

Prayers were offered Saturday, April 21 from Dengler & Roberts Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Church in Clarence.
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Joseph J Horvatis is grandfather to Joshua Michael Tozer 
 
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 Parents:
  Egidius Horvatis (1885 - 1951)
  Mary Blaskovits Horvatis (1890 - 1973)
 
 Siblings:
  Herman Horvatis (1913 - 1978)*
  Frank J Horvatis (1914 - 1996)*
  Teresa Horvatis McMullen (1918 - 2009)*
  William Horvatis (1920 - 1994)*
  Joseph J Horvatis (1925 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Cheektowaga
Erie County
New York, USA
Plot: Sec F Lot 451 Grave 4
 
Created by: Kristen (Tozer) Kellick
Record added: Oct 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99092440
Joseph J Joe Horvatis
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Joseph J Joe Horvatis
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Joseph J Joe Horvatis
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- Kristen (Tozer) Kellick
 Added: Nov. 12, 2012
Miss you, Grandpa
- Kristen (Tozer) Kellick
 Added: Oct. 17, 2012
 
 
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