June 21, 1933 - July 8, 2016
Peter Horst, 83, of Cary, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh. He is survived by his sons: Ian Scott Horst of New York; Patrick Gordon Horst (and his wife Amy) of Raleigh and three grandchildren: Corey, Andrew, and Nicole Horst. Peter Horst was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan on June 21, 1933 and raised in Kalamazoo, MI. He has made residence in many areas of the country including San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA, Houston, TX, Chicago, IL and New York City. In his early years, he worked through the University of Michigan as a jazz musician, carpenter, merchant marine and day laborer. After college Peter began his career in advertising as a writer for a small ad agency in Chicago. He worked his way up becoming a Creative Director and being responsible for the creation of such well-known advertising campaigns as Morris the Cat, Jolly Green Giant and the Maytag Lonely Repairman. He held positions at large firms in Chicago and New York, such as Leo Burnett and Ogilvy & Mather, in addition to starting and owning his own advertising firm in San Francisco. His career eventually led him to his child-hood home of Kalamazoo, MI. It was in Kalamazoo where Peter found his true passions, painting and writing. After retiring to Raleigh, Peter became deeply involved in his artwork and began showing at various, small galleries in the Southeast. Additionally, he wrote several essays and children's book that had limited publication. Peter also enjoyed reading, caring for his small garden, jazz music and his canine Lulu. A private service will be held in Hilton Head, SC at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.
Peter Horst, 83, of Cary, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh. He is survived by his sons: Ian Scott Horst of New York; Patrick Gordon Horst (and his wife Amy) of Raleigh and three grandchildren: Corey, Andrew, and... View Obituary & Service Information
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