Richard Vernon Horne, a resident of Falmouth for more than 65 years, died at his home on April 3. He was 93.
The son of Vernon and Evelyn Horne, he grew up in West Roxbury.
At the age of 17, he joined the US Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, including the Battle of the Philippines and the Battle of Okinawa.
After the war, Mr. Horne met and married Dorothy Fleming of Rhode Island, who had been a longtime summer resident of Falmouth.
He graduated from Providence College at the top of his class in 1954.
In 1985 an article in the Enterprise said that Mr. Horne had been named vice president of sales at Taunton Silversmiths Ltd., manufacturers of Sheridan brand holloware and giftware for 40 years.
Mr. Horne began his career in the silverware industry at Gorham Company in Providence, Rhode Island, and subsequently formed his own sales representative firm.
He had been active in the management of Taunton Silversmiths since 1969 and also served as a vice president under the former owner, Lenox Incorporated.
He leaves two daughters, Dorothy F. Powell and Patricia A. Dziados; four grandchildren, John Powell, Kristin McLaughlin, Jacalyn Colligan and Christopher Dziados; three great-grandchildren, Callum McLaughlin, Victoria McLaughlin, and Connor Colligan; a brother, Robert Horne; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, who died in 1994; and four sisters.
A funeral Mass will be said on Saturday, May 4, at 11 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main Street in Falmouth.