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Horst, Charles E. “Gene”

Charles E. “Gene” Horst, 94, Moon Township, PA, formerly of Orrville, OH, passed away on April 30, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania following a period of declining health.  For the past 2 years he had been a resident at Tapestry Senior Living, Moon Township, PA.

Gene was born in Canton, Ohio to the late Leroy and Ella (Moser) Horst.  He was united in marriage to Betty M. (Maurer) Horst on July 10, 1949 in Mount Eaton, Ohio.

Gene graduated from Orrville High School in 1944 and served 15 months in the US Army in Korea during World War II.  After returning to the US he married Betty, began working at Kinney Lumber and earned his degree at the University of Akron in Accounting.  He served as the Treasurer for the City of Orrville from 1962 to 1975 and in 1975 was appointed Finance Director of the City, a position he held until his retirement in 1996.

Gene is survived by a son, Mark Horst of Little Ferry, NJ; a daughter, Marcy Andrews of Moon Township, PA; grandchildren Joe (Lindsay) Andrews of Moon Township, PA; Christopher (Lisa) Horst of Randolph, NJ; great grandchildren Zachary and Mackenzie Andrews; Connor and Leah Horst; a sister-in law, Lela Horst of Dalton Ohio and many loving nieces and nephews.

Gene was a member of the Christ United Church of Christ and a 60 year member of the Orrville Exchange Club.  Gene loved following Orrville High School sports and was an avid Cleveland Indians, Ohio State and Browns fan.  After relocating to Moon Township he enjoyed watching the Pirates and Steelers, but never lost track of his hometown teams.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 7, 2021, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, with Pastor Joe Routh officiating.  Visitors are asked to wear masks, practice social distancing, and adhere to posted signs and spacing limitations.

Family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Gene’s name to Kindred Hospice 5315 Campbells Run Road, Suite 190 Pittsburgh PA, 15205 or online at Kindred at Home Foundation (  We will forever be grateful to Jess, Matt and Mike for their compassion and care.

Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

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