November 23, 1951 - October 23, 2005
It is with great sadness that the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad announces the death of Life Member and Deputy Chief John R. Horvat, Sr. on the morning of Sunday, October 23, 2005. Deputy Chief Horvat began his service to the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad in March of 1977. He rose to the rank of Deputy Chief after many years of dedicated service to the Wheaton, Kensington, and Silver Spring communities. Even after nearly 30 years of service, he routinely spent several nights a week at the rescue squad, repairing equipment, training new members, and serving as a mentor to the entire organization.