Luke R. VanHorn, Jr., of Huguenot, NY died March 4, 2023 at Bon Secours Community Hospital of Port Jervis, NY. He was 84.
The son of the late Luke Sr. and the late Dorothy (Maillet) VanHorn, he was born April 13, 1938 in Port Jervis, NY.
Former long-time proprietor of Resorts Construction Company with his two partners, Dick and Jay.
An avid bowler and hunter, he loved playing horseshoes. He was a varsity football player, (all DUSO)
Luke loved traveling by car so that he could see all the beautiful sites along the way. Out west was his favorite. He loved walking in the woods and enjoying all that nature had to offer.
Beloved husband of Michelle (Senkiew) VanHorn at home. Devoted father of Sheri Eccleston, Roxanne Polanis (Jerry), and Michele Campbell. Dear brother of James VanHorn (Tina), William VanHorn (Shirley), Roger VanHorn (Judi), Linda VanHorn, and Maryann Bloom (Warren). Grandfather of Kristopher Bogach (Laurie), Brooke Dombrosky (Robert), Alec Eccleston (Chandler), Aaron Eccleston, Paige Eccleston, Phillip Polanis, Dean Polanis, Keith Campbell (Katie), Ethan Campbell (Meghan), Jake Campbell, Lyndsay Campbell (Jason), Molly Campbell (Jared), Gianni Vitiello, and Andrew Vitiello (Megan). He leaves behind 20 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
He was predeceased in life by his daughter, Lorri Vitiello, his sister, Irene Williams, along with her husband, Dick; his brothers, Edward VanHorn, and Russ VanHorn, brother-in-law Harold VanHorn, son-in-law Keith Campbell and his mother and father-in-law, Michael and Frances Senkiew.
Donations may be made to the Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
I know how much you loved me, I saw it in your eyes.
The look that reassured me, more than you realized.
I sensed your real concern for me, in everything you do.
No one could love her husband more, than I loved you.
I will miss our first dance of the year at midnight on New Year’s. Thank you for all the great memories we shared. Always and forever. ~ Michelle
“It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone, a part of us went with you the day God took you home”
I knew this day would come, but I never could imagine the feeling of you gone and now that you are, my heart breaks more and more. The man that taught us how to be strong, the importance of respect, how to always do the right thing. The man that gave his girls the best life he could. I will always cherish the memories we have together. I’m thankful for the moments we had together from being little to being grown, even more thankful that you were not only my father but the best father at that. You have some of the best people waiting at the gates for you. Rest in peace my angel. ~ Sheri, Roxanne, and Michele
Visitation on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 1:00 to 5:00pm at KNIGHT-AUCHMOODY Funeral Home, 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771. Funeral Service Friday, March 10 at 11am from the Funeral Home; Interment Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.
Please visit Knight-Auchmoody.com for directions or to leave a condolence or memory on Luke’s Tribute Wall.
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