Alexander Anthony Horn

February 12, 2015 - September 15, 2015
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Alexander Anthony Horn, 80, of Galveston, passed away at his residence on September 15, 2015. Alex was the only son of Alexander and Annie Horn. He had two loving sisters, Erin and Norma. He looked up to them and loved them very much. When Alex was just a youngster, the family started calling him Bubba. That nickname stuck with him for the rest of his life. Alex lived in the same house he grew up in for almost all of his life. He graduated from Kirwin High School in 1954 and married Melene Chapman in 1956. Their daughter, Cheryl, was born in 1958. She was always daddy’s little girl and the apple of his eye.

Alex worked for Falstaff Brewery for a few years but eventually retired from Galveston Wharves. In 1973 he married Ione Balcomb. He was a loving husband and a wonderful father to her two children, Gregg and Wendy. They were one big happy family and Alex loved them very much. The word “step” was never used, and it remains that way to this day. Alex was active in the Catholic church and didn’t think twice about donating to his favorite charities. He was also one of the biggest animal lovers you would ever meet. His animals, Freeway and Ginger, were of course, spoiled rotten.

Anyone who ever met Alex instantly knew what a wonderful man he was. They were touched by his big heart, bigger than life smile, amazing generosity, and his expansive personality. He had a wonderful sense of humor as well. Alex always referred to himself and his kids as the “Hard Headed Horns.” His favorite saying was, “It’s a Horn thing – you wouldn’t understand!”

Alex is survived by his sister, Norma Cagnola; daughter, Cheryl Horn; daughter, Wendy Fielden; and son, Gregg Fielden; his grandchildren; great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Alex’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Monday, September 21st, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A vigil and rosary service will begin at 6:30 pm.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Alex’s daughter, Wendy, for taking care of him through these last few years and doing it with love, patience, and courage. The family would also like to thank the wonderful Hospice angels that were there the last few weeks: Doris Brown, Katrina Henderson, Daphene Hennessey, and Yolanda Lovelady.

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Born: February 12, 2015
Died: September 15, 2015

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Bob Fahey posted on 11/30/-1

Alex and I were great friends at Kirwin. We were both in the band and ran around with the same social group - parties, dances, beach parties, etc. He would sometime deliver for his sister who owned a flower shop. Quite often he would stop by and pick me up to accompany him on his deliveries, although, of course, this was strictly against the rules of the business. We had a great time. After high school I spent less and less time in Galveston so we lost touch. I hold those wonderful memories dear to my heart. See you on the other side, kid.


Boyd Family posted on 11/30/-1

We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more- Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.