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February 05, 2011

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Ltmurnau

H. Burke Horton, the man named in the job description, died in 2002. He also taught many people to play tennis:

http://articles.philly.com/2002-09-05/news/25363085_1_tennis-instructor-national-debt-wartime

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Tennis was not the only thing Burke Horton taught people. When he was in his early forties his kids took up ice skating and hockey. With an uncommonly keen analytical eye, he discerned the best ways to skate, to shoot a puck, to make and catch a pass, and so on, all from the sidelines. All this he shared with his kids and anyone else. Eventually he took to the ice himself to play and coach hockey, beginning at the age of 47! He played a pivotal role in growing amateur ice hockey in the Philadelphia area from the mid-1960s on.

Harold Burke Horton was an insightful and patient teacher in many domains: music, mathematics, archery, marksmanship, bicycle repair, and much more. We miss you, Dad.

-Jerry Horton


John F. Ptak

Thank you Jerry Horton for this contribution, and a lovely remembrance of your father.

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