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 Lockwood, Horace Pratt
Born: 01/16/1920
Died: 08/02/2015
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Lockwood, Horace Pratt

Horace Pratt Lockwood died August 2nd at Bristol Glen in Newton, NJ surrounded by loving family.  Horace was born in 1920 in East Orange, NJ, the son of the late Adolphus N. Lockwood and Ruth Standish Pratt Lockwood. Horace grew up in Sparta, NJ, moving to Wantage Twp. in 1971.   Horace is survived by his wife of 74 years, Jane Sandford Lockwood, two sons, Brian Lockwood of Newton, NJ, and Rodney Lockwood of Brookline, NH, and a daughter, Pamela Lockwood Bassette, of Honeoye Falls, NY. Horace and Jane have seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Horace’s early employment included service in the United States Merchant Marine, Sandford Farms in Sparta, and Anken Chemical and Film Corporation in Newton.   He and Jane married in 1941.   In the late 40’s he became a partner with his father at the A.N. Lockwood Agency in Newton, NJ, a real estate and insurance agency. There, Horace was a real estate appraiser and life member of the American Appraisers Institute, becoming a Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI), which is the highest achievement that is available to an appraiser. He is a Past President of the Sussex County Board of Realtors. Later his two sons joined the agency and he eventually retired in 1992.

Horace was a former member of the Sparta and Newton Rotary clubs and was Sparta Rotary’s Scout Institutional Representative.  For years he was the assistant Scout Master of Troop 82 in Sparta, and for several years in the 1950’s did a Saturday afternoon Boy Scout program on radio station WNNJ in Newton.

A former member of the Sparta Presbyterian Church, Horace had served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon and President of the Trustees. He was also a former member of the Unionville, NY Presbyterian Church and was on the Session. Most recently Horace was a member of the Lafayette Federated Church. 

Horace enjoyed photography, sailing, skiing, farming and antique autos, of which his Model T’s were his favorite. He also enjoyed model railroading and had a working 2 inch scale Atlantic type steam engine, which he recently had donated to the Sparta Historical Station project.  He particularly enjoyed working at his farm and home in Wantage, Hickory Hill, where he spent countless hours working the property.   While he enjoyed all outdoor activities, his special joy was flying and he was an instrument rated pilot with over 7,000 hours.

             A memorial service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lafayette Federated Church in Lafayette, NJ 07848 or Sparta Train Station, 29 Brookfield Drive, Sparta, NJ 07871. Arrangements are under the direction of the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. 
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