Rich Horton Obituary, Death – The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 12 would like to express its deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of one of the GREATEST MEN AND STAGEHANDS in the annals of the history of our planet. Rich Horton, who was commonly referred to by his number one nickname, passed away not too long ago. Rich will be in our minds and prayers for the rest of our lives, and we will never stop thinking about and talking about him.
During this challenging time, he and his family may truly benefit from your positive thoughts and prayers. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Rich will always be in the spotlight, or “smack dab in the middle of the stage,” as the idiom puts it. Rich is an IATSE Brother, and he will continue to hold this position until the end of all time and beyond. Because we did not talk more frequently and because we did not discuss specifics concerning, for instance, my grandchildren to the amount that we ought to have, I feel like a failure on a personal level because of this. I get a sense of personal failure because of this. As is the case with the majority of losses of this kind, I am saddened by the fact that we did not talk more frequently.
I regret that we weren’t able to spend more time together. When we used to travel to different locations for flight testing in the past, it was fantastic to have Kevin there to accompany us on our excursions, whether we were going out to eat or enjoying a drink at a bar. He was always a great travel companion. It was lovely to having Kevin there to accompany us on our travels since he was always such a good time and he made everything better. And he was there for us in ways that we didn’t expect, such as when there was a problem with our insurance after the birth of our baby, and his wife, who worked at the hospital where our kid was born, was able to help fix it.
This was one example of how he helped us out in ways that we hadn’t anticipated. He came through for us in spite of the fact that this was something that neither of us had imagined happening. At my age, things start to happen — things that shouldn’t, but do, and always have. These things have been happening for as long as I can remember. Since I can remember, these occurrences have been taking place on a regular basis. This has been the case right from the beginning of the process. We have experienced loss in the past, and it will undoubtedly continue to be a part of our lives in the future. Despite this, we are still feeling the effects of it to some degree.