Howard J. Horton, 68 a resident of Scarsdale, NY and Long Beach Island, NJ suddenly and unexpectedly took ill August 5th, and was unable to recover. He died on August 8th. Howie was a retired Sgt. of the Yonkers Police Department where he served for 38 years. He was born on July 14th, 1950 to the late John and Noreen Horton. He is survived by his devoted wife Camille (DiFrancesco) Horton of 45 years. He also leaves behind his son Matthew J. Horton and his daughter-in-law Denise. Howie has 2 Grandchildren, Aidan and Penelope who were his shining lights. Howie enjoyed his beach house in Long Beach Island, NJ. That was his happy place where he sought solace and a relaxing retirement. "Hammer" as he was affectionally know from his peers and friends was always there to lend a helping hand to friends on the Island and back home in NY. He was known to many as being a hardworking Sergeant and Patrol Supervisor until his early retirement due to an complicated injury while on duty. Howie was a member of the Emerald Society and played drums for the Pipers.
Life has changed... Not ended. Rest in peace our friend.
Friends may call at the Sinatra Memorial Home, 499 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers on Monday August 13th from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Monastery Church, Shonnard Place, Yonkers on Tuesday August 14th at 11am. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Mt.Pleasant, NY. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or ARC of Westchester (www.arcwestchester.org) Individuals with Developmental Disabilities