Albert Horelica '66 May 25, 2023 11:54 AM updated: May 25, 2023 12:00 PM
Albert Lee Horelica
August 18, 1944 - May 16, 2023
Albert Lee Horelica - dedicated father, grandfather, and friend - passed away in his sleep at his home in Cameron, Texas on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
Al was born to Albert Mike and Thelma (Hux) Horelica in Florence, South Carolina on August 18, 1944. He graduated from Yoe High School in 1962 where he was voted Most Handsome in his graduating class (he wanted us to remember this!) before attending Texas A&M in College Station.
Al was a proud Aggie and graduated in 1966 with a Bachelors in Business Administration. He then started his career, primarily in pest control and real estate. He is remembered best as a Father, Rancher, Fisherman and Businessman.
Through the years, Al enjoyed fishing, playing pool, farming, riding motorcycles (he joked that his motorcycle of choice was a Honda Gold Wing because Harley riders don't shower enough) and spending time with his family. He loved visiting Las Vegas and Louisiana, making trips with his family and friends and frequenting the casinos.
Year round, he could often be found in a boat at a fishing tournament on Lake Livingston. He was a master gardener and was known to grow tomatoes plants as tall as himself! He grew a variety of fruits, vegetables and blooms. His home was always made extra beautiful and special with the flowers he would grow around his property. He could always be found tinkering around the house, making repairs and fixing whatever needed his attention. He loved all of his dogs and they were constant companions, even snuggling in bed with him.
Being a granddaddy was a special title for Al. He was always so proud of his grandchildren and loved taking them for boat rides, hearing about their school activities and hanging pictures of them on his fridge.
Al was preceded in death by a son, Kevin and a brother, J.D. Horelica. He is survived by his longtime special partner Denice Foreman, his daughters, Paige Horelica of Calvert, Faith Colopy and husband Bryan Colopy of Katy, and by 4 grandchildren, Camdyn, Anyston, Berkley and Rowan Colopy.
In his memory and in lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that any donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Cameron, where he attended recent services.
Friends and family are invited to share happy memories and celebrate Al’s life with a fish fry fellowship hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Cameron, immediately following the memorial service.