Life Story for
Dr. Donald P. Horton, 86 yrs, a lifelong Peekskill resident, died January 19, 2018. He was born in Peekskill on September 11, 1931 to Perry and Gladys Gillette Horton. He graduated from P.H.S., St. Lawrence University, and received his Doctorate in Dentistry from NYU College of Dentistry. On November 21, 1959, Don married Nancy Thompson at the Peekskill Presbyterian Church. Dr. Horton had a private dental practice specializing in Endodontics in Peekskill for 41 years. He was an Associate Professor at NYU College of Dentistry, where he taught for 25 years and was a member of the American Association of Dentistry and Endodontics. He was a 50-year member and past president of the Peekskill Rotary Club, past president of the Cortlandt Cemetery Association and served as president and trustee on the Peekskill School Board for 13 years. Don was an active member of the Peekskill Presbyterian Church for 57 years. He served as an Elder, member of the Corporate and Business Ministry and sang in the choir. Don also enjoyed playing golf, reading, skiing and playing bridge. Don is survived by his wife, Nancy, two daughters, Jody (Gary) Horton-Semeraro, Beth (Joseph) Horton-Koerner, son, Christoper (Maureen) Horton and six grandchildren: Brianna Horton, Brandon Horton, Megan Semeraro, Jake Koerner, Kelly Koerner and Matthew Semeraro. A Memorial Gathering will be held from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, January 26th at the E.O. CURRY FUNERAL HOME, and a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 27th at the Peekskill Presbyterian Church; 705 South Street; Peekskill, NY.
A luncheon will be provided by the family in the church fellowship hall following the Mermorial Service.
The family requests in lieu of flowers to please make a donation to the Peekskill Presbyterian Church/Building Fund; 705 South Street; Peekskill, NY 10566.