Robert J. Horvath
February 3, 1948 – December 23, 2022
Robert (Bob) J. Horvath passed away peacefully into the Lord’s arms on December 23, 2022. He was a devoted husband, “fur-dad”, Uncle and friend to those he touched over his 74 years.
Raised in South Bend, Indiana, the only son of John and Mary Jo Horvath, he grew up with his sisters Regina and Roxann.
As a young man Bob was an avid runner and a Christian Southern Gospel music lover. Working various jobs while attending Indiana University, he also served as a youth minister which was his passion. During his many visits to the local Christian bookstore, he met the love of his life, Tammy Aikens, in 1989. After serving on the mission field with New Horizon Ministry caring for troubled teens, he returned home in 1993, to begin 28 years of marriage with Tammy.
Shortly after marriage Bob and Tammy moved to Colorado. Bob became the Director at The Children’s Ark’s, ministering to the troubled youth until The Arks closing in 2012. His love and passion to help others led him to work with Pikes Peak Recovery and Pueblo Diversity Industry (PDI). After retiring, because of his love for nature and the outdoors, Bob decided to work for Lowe’s in the garden department. Bob never stood still; he always worked when he was able to, volunteering at Colorado Springs Rescue Mission. He never hesitated to give to others which included assembling care bags for the homeless.
Bob loved to talk with everyone he encountered, especially our service members and anyone that had a dog. Bob had a deep love for his many dogs over the years and enjoyed them tremendously. Throughout Bob’s entire life, he walked, talked, and lived for Christ. Bob loved Jesus and was not afraid to pray for anyone at any time. Ultimately, Bob’s true passion was for the Lord.
He is survived by his wife Tammy Horvath, his precious fur baby Buster, his two sisters; Regina Oconnell and Roxann Horvath – Elliot and his five nieces and one nephew. Bob leaves a legacy of immense devotion to God and love for his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.gatewayprayergarden.org
Memorial Service will be held:
January 2, 2022 at 11:00 am MST
Eastborough Church of the Nazarene, 4123 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80909
To Livestream Memorial:
Go to Facebook and Search: Eastborough Church of the Nazarene
Click on live link at 10:45 a.m.