June 20, 1922 (Pittsburgh, PA) – November 16, 1944; 22 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 13 Hamilton Avenue, South Norwalk
Service number: 15132230
35TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 134TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
Norwalk High School Class of ‘39
William was killed by artillery fire in Lorraine, France.
From The Norwalk Hour, December 4, 1944
PFC William L. Horvath, son of Mrs. Bertha D. Horvath of 13 Hamilton Avenue, was killed in action in France November 16, according to a telegram received this morning by his mother from the office of the adjutant general, Washington DC. PFC Horvath entered the service in June 1943 and went to France in September of this year. Presumably he went into action immediately. He was born in Pittsburgh June 20, 1922, the son of the late Reverend Samuel Horvath and Mrs. Bertha Horvath. PFC Horvath was graduated from Norwalk High School, Class of 1939, and was a senior in Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, from which institution he entered the service in June 1943. He is survived by his mother and four brothers as follows: Theodore Horvath, Rochester New York; Sergeant Victor Horvath, U.S. Army, who is in India; Fred Horvath, a cadet at Annapolis Naval Academy and Edward Horvath, a student at Norwalk High School. PFC Horvath was a nephew of City Comptroller Mrs. Stephen Dokus of this city.
PFC Horvath is buried in Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York; Plot H, Number 8349.