TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 19 — Horton Clifford Rorick, chairman of the board of the Spitzer-Rorick Trust and Savings Bank, died yesterday in his home after a brief illness. His age was 79.
Born on a farm near Morenci, Mich., Mr. Rorick opened a law office in Toledo after he was graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1892. Ten years later he joined the banking firm of Spitzer & Co., which after nine years assumed the name of Spitzer, Rorick & Co. The firm dealt in Government, municipal and corporation bonds with offices in New York, Toledo, Boston, Cincinnati, Chicago, Kansas City and Austin, Tex.
In the 1911 the firm became the Spitzer-Rorick Trust and Savings Banking with Mr. Rorick as president. He became chairman of the board in 1941, at which time his elder son, Marvin Rorick, became president and a younger son, Ceilan H. Rorick, became vice-president.
Mr. Rorick was a member of the Bankers Club of New York, the Toledo Club, Toledo Chamber of Commerce, Toledo Country Club, and the Masons.
Besides his sons, Mr. Rorick leaves a widow and a daughter, Mrs. Paul Prudden of Palm Beach, Fla.
Source: New York Times, August 20, 1946.