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Raymond E. Horbert, Sr., 87, of Boca, FL and Warwick, RI went to eternal rest on Thursday, March 9, 2023. He was born in Providence, RI, on March 20, 1935, and moved to Cranston and lived there until 1991. The son of Walter F. and Alice (Parmentier) Horbert, he was the beloved husband of Barbara (Lowe) Horbert for more than 40 years. He was the proud father of Debra Horbert, Raymond Jr. and his wife Gail, Kenneth and his wife Krista, and Gary and his wife Tina, all of Cranston. He was also the stepfather of Steven West of Coventry and Virginia Goldstein of Warwick. He cherished his grandchildren, Raymond III, Melanie, Kenneth Jr., Kayleigh, Caitlyn, and Gary Horbert Jr. and his great-grandchildren Ellie, Layna, Reagan, and Benjamin, as well as two step-grandchildren, Stephen West II, and Shayna Goldstein. He leaves his sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Donald Palumbo, of Sun City, FL, and his sister-in-law Anna Horbert of Largo, FL, and 5 nieces and nephews. Mr. Horbert was predeceased by his brother Walter Horbert.
Mr. Horbert graduated from Cranston High School, and furthered his education at Bryant College, and the RI School of Design. He began his working career at Cranston Print Works Company and became part of the management team at three different locations. He joined American Cyanamid Company and late US Oil Company/SUS Chemical where he became a Vice President and Co-Owner. Upon the company’s merging with Ivax Industries, he became Vice President, Marketing and Sales, N.A. In later years he was an Independent Sales Consultant for several national corporations.
He was an avid boater and member of Edgewood, RI, and Newport Yacht Clubs. A member of United States Power Squadrons, he was a past commander of Greenwich Bay Power Squadron, and held many positions including District Chairman of the Vessel Safety Check program, for District 14, United States Power Squadrons. He and his top notch First Mate “Barbie” joyfully toured Southern New England waters aboard “Flying Cloud III” for many years. Mr. Horbert was a member of the Warwick Country Club, and the Rhode Island Senior Golf Association.
He was a 50-year member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Serving in many capacities locally, regionally, and nationally. In 1978-1979 he was Chairman of the Rhode Island Section, served 12 years on the New England Regional Governing Committee, and chaired the New England Regional Technical Conference in 1973-1974. From 1989 to 1993 he was National Vice President for the N.E. Region, and served in several capacities at the national level.
A long time communicant of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Cranston, he also served several years as President of the Parish Council.
A Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 13 at 10:00 AM in the “Woodlawn” Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visitation will be Monday 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 245 Waterman Street #306 Providence, RI 02906
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Alzheimer's Association RI Chapter
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