Horace R. "Doc" BACON
Dr. Horace R. Bacon was born on April 20th, 1940. He was a 1958 graduate of Millville High School, Millville, NJ, a 1962 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and a 1969 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Bacon started his career as a pharmacist, before realizing that his true calling was to become a family physician. His love for his patients and for his career shone through for nearly 37 years at his practice at Eight and Milford Streets in Port Royal, from October 1971 until his death in September 2008.
Dr. Bacon was an avid polka dancer and runner, however he held his greatest love for his granddaughters and his family.
He is survived by his son, Jeffrey M. Bacon of Harrisburg, his daughter Kristen Bacon Daihl of Enola, and his three granddaughters, Ava, Amelia and Audrey Daihl.
OBITUARY for DR. HORACE R. BACON
PORT ROYAL - Dr. Horace R. Bacon, 68, of Port Royal, died at 6:44 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at the Lewistown Hospital.
Born on April 20, 1940, in Leesburg, N.J., he was a son of the late Horace and Pauline (Travis) Bacon.
Surviving are: one daughter, Kristen B. Daihl and her husband, Scott; one son, Jeffery M. Bacon and his wife, Missy, all of Harrisburg; two granddaughters, Ava and Amelia Daihl; a companion, Kathy Perina, of Red Lion; and his only sister, Shirley Nessen and her husband; James, of Apache Junction, Ariz.
He was a 1958 graduate of Millville High School, Millville, N.J., a 1962 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a 1969 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
His memberships include: the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American College of Family Osteopathic Physicians, the American Osteopathic Assoc., the Capital City Polka Dancers Association and the White Rose Polka Dancers Association.
Dr. Bacon started his career as a pharmacist before realizing that his true calling was to become a family physician.
His love for his patients and for his career shone through for the nearly 37 years that he practiced in Port Royal, since October of 1971.
"Doc" was an avid polka dancer and enjoyed running, however, he held his greatest love for his granddaughters and his family.
There will be no viewing, however, family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.
A celebration of Dr. Bacon's life will be held at the convenience of the family and will be announced later.
The family kindly asks that you omit flowers and that contributions in Dr. Bacon's memory be made to the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing, c/o Community Relations, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.
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