Gilbert Horrach
May 22, 1954 - May 31, 2015
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Thursday 6/4, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gilbert died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 31st after a courageous and dignified 6 year battle with cancer. Every day he strove to enjoy his life between the numerous painful treatments and surgeries he endured. He was a inspiration to other cancer patients, physicians and particularly to his many friends and family who loved …
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John Sklinar left a message on June 4, 2016:
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Luke J. Skunza left a message on June 4, 2016:
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B. Graves left a message on June 4, 2016:
R.I.P. Gil! My condolences to your family. You were a good person and will be missed!
Todd Applegate, Coworker left a message on June 4, 2016:
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Chris & Lisa Pirolo left a message on June 4, 2016:
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Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Carol left a message on June 4, 2016:
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Rich Bryson left a message on June 3, 2016:
Thirty-eight years goes by fast; with too few visits and laughs. I'll remember Gil, not only as a hard-working, hard charging fighter, but also with that same zeal for what he cared about, and what made him happy. I am sincerely grateful for having worked with and known him. R.I.P. brother.
Dayna Misso left a message on June 3, 2016:
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Joe Mercadante left a message on June 2, 2016:
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Jim Clifford left a message on June 2, 2016:
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Jill & Lisandro left a message on June 2, 2016:
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John & Mimi Paolise left a message on June 2, 2016:
Diane And Family; Gil was a great friend and we loved going to dinner with you. Most of all he was my mentor. Doing Chemo together Gil, MIke, and myself. The Girls refered to us as the Three Muskerteers. Diane knowhat he is dong right now. He ison a bot with a beer in one hand and the fishing pole the other. Mike is with him along with oter lost friends.Love you Gil, Miss You Badly. John & Mimi
Barby Menna left a message on June 2, 2016:
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Joyce Disbrow left a message on June 2, 2016:
Diane and family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Gil was such a brave soul throughout his long battle. It was truly an honor to have been a part of his healthcare team. I know in my heart he is now at peace and looking down as our guardian angel. Joyce Disbrow
Steven Stone left a message on June 2, 2016:
My dad used to remind me of a story about when I was 4 years old. It was before kindergarden. Another 4 year old had one of those car trycycles and peddled up to our house. He asked my dad if a little boy lived there and could he come out to play. That was the beginning of our friendship that lasted another 57 years. I know Gil wasn't a public figure in the traditional sense. When I see the speeches of Jim Valvano and Stuart Scott though I know he should be there with them for his courage, optimism and overall goodness. So proud to call him my friend.
Janet Forino left a message on June 2, 2016:
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Pat O'Connor left a message on June 2, 2016:
Diane & Family, My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. I've known Gil for quite some time, good man great cop!!! He will truly be missed by all... Rest in peace Gil, say hi to John for me!!! With sympathy, Pat O'Connor
Denise and Babe Coyle left a message on June 2, 2016:
Our condolences and prayers to the Horrach family. Gil was part of our Motor Vehicle family and we appreciate his contributions.
Joe Paglino left a message on June 2, 2016:
Gil, mi amigo, it seems like only yesterday that we were working cases together in Long Branch with Clarence Castle, Bobby Bataille, Pat King, Ralph DeFilipo, Rick Ferrante, Pat Joyce, Greg Crumrine, and all the other great people at LBPD. Descanse en paz.
Jules B.Wolfson left a message on June 2, 2016:
Rest in Peace,Gilbert,you have done your part. Jules B.Wolfson #147 LBPD
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Norm VanGlahn left a message on June 2, 2016:
My condolences and prayers for Diane and the Horrach family. It is truly an honor to have known Gil from the early days of softball to the recent times of the F.S. detail under MVC. Gil always possessed a positive attitude that brought out the best of all he encountered. Rest in Peace my friend.
William, Marta & Jasmine left a message on June 1, 2016:
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Michael and Starlene Hudspeth left a message on June 1, 2016:
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Mike and Eileen MacDougall left a message on June 1, 2016:
Well what can you say about a person like Gill. All of us were better to know a person like him. When myself, my wife,and my family met Gill we knew we had a friend for life. When I was able to meet his family I knew He was blessed. To all of you in Gills family I know how much this pain is. All I can say is when my family was in the same pain of this vicious disease Gill was a voice of support, love, and strength to myself and my family and that is the person he is. We miss you Gill and you will always be in our hearts
Diane Melody Horrach left a message on June 1, 2016:
A candle was lit by Diane Melody Horrach on 2016/06/01
Wilfred and Traci Horrach left a message on June 1, 2016:
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Chief White (retired) left a message on June 1, 2016:
Gil and I both started police work the same year, he in long Branch and me in Monmouth Beach. We worked side by side on many occasions during our carriers. We also played softball together and hung out after work sometimes. He was a good friend and a very positive person. He helped many along the way and would always go the extra mile. I will miss our conversations and our short talks. Thank you for all that you have done during your short time here. RIP my friend and say hi to Flip for me. Your friend always; Chief White
Lisa and Ryan left a message on June 1, 2016:
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Michele Monaco left a message on June 1, 2016:
Diane, Jill, Wilfred and family, My heart is breaking not only for the loss of my dear sweet friend Gil, but for all of you. Diane your love and strength you exhibited during Gil's illness taught me a lot. I hope you are able to find peace in knowing he really loved you to pieces and he isn't suffering any longer. Thank you for loving him and giving him 6 great years. May his soul rest in peace and God bless all of you. Michele
Trent Davis left a message on June 1, 2016:
”A Time to Weep” Ecclesiastes 7:2 says: “Better is it to go to the house of mourning than to go to the banquet house, because that is the end of all mankind; and the one alive should take it to his heart.” There is “a time to weep.” (Ecclesiastes 3:4) Yes, the greatest man who ever lived openly “gave way to tears” when his friend Lazarus died. (John 11:35) Those that are broken at heart, who are crushed in spirit, or feel that they have nothing good to look forward to, know that God will respond to you like a loving parent who comforts a child in distress. He is near to his worshipers who cry out to him for help, and is eager to comfort and soothe your broken heart and crushed spirit. God can give you the wisdom and strength needed to cope with any trials you may face. - 2 Corinthians 4:7; James 1:5. Our compassionate heavenly father promises: “I reside with the one crushed and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly ones and to revive the heart of the ones being crushed.”- Isaiah 57:15. So, be patient just a little while longer, help is on the way. Yes, “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” - Revelation 21:4. A trustworthy promise, given us by our now reigning King - Jesus Christ. Gilbert Horrach would oftentimes display the fruitage of God’s spirt identified by the Apostle Paul at Galatians 5:22, that is, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, and self-control. To his wife Diane, his daughter Jill and other family members, please accept my heartfelt condolence for your loss. I had a great deal of respect and fondness of him. Sincerely, Trent A. Davis, Sr. – BES Classmate 1968
John jones chief luff left a message on June 1, 2016:
you were a good friend someone who is kind and caring you were great cop and you always love to help and to take time to show others the way now the angels of come down to show you the way to be in peace and happiness never forget you may God bless you Jonesy
Andy and Stacey Derhay left a message on June 1, 2016:
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John jones chief luff left a message on June 1, 2016:
you were a good friend someone who is kind and caring you were great cop and you always love to help and to take time to show others the way now the angels of come down to show you the way to be in peace and happiness never forget you may God bless you Jonesy
Mike Smith left a message on June 1, 2016:
Gil, my friend when we were 6 and still my friend at 61. I will really miss you, but knowing you are now in a better place provides some degree of solace for us all. My heart now goes out to your loving wife, Diane, your daughter, Jill, brothers Wilfred & Williams, and the rest of your family. God bless and comfort you all.
Steven Stone left a message on June 1, 2016:
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Elijah Jenkins left a message on June 1, 2016:
RIP Gilbert, a son of Lake Como (S. Belmar). A friend,a neighbor.
lester manna left a message on June 1, 2016:
every time that whistle would go off and we were in town gil myself mike looneyt and doug whitte would go racing to the first aid home to help someone in need we were all young kids that was the good old days helping the people of south belmar miss u budy time for u to rest in peace while we leave it to the new kids in town y best wishes to your family during hard times m
Cheief White left a message on May 24, 2016:
Still thinking of Gil like it was yesterday
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
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