SALEM, Ohio — Donald E. Huston, 70, of Salem, died unexpectedly Oct. 21 at his home.
He was born May 14, 1943, in New Castle, Pa., the son of the late Stewart William and Frances (Hutton) Huston Sr.
Huston was an electrician since he was 19 years old. In his early years he worked for Julian Electric, Axclson Electric, in Youngstown, and Inntech, in Lowellville. He opened Current Electric in Salem 39 years ago. He was a teacher in the electrical apprenticeship program for 30 years in Cleveland, Lowellville, Kent and the Salem area. He also had been a Columbiana County electrical inspector.
Huston was a member of the Church at the Center, where he served as an elder, leader in prayer meetings, and did anything else that needed done. He also had been a member of the Salem First Friends Church.
He was an avid golfer and was on a league at Westville Lake Golf Course and was a member of the Gideon’s Bible Society.
He was a former member of UCT 590, and the Willow Grove Grange.
He is survived by his wife, the former Judy M. Howells, whom he married Sept. 9, 1989. In addition he leaves behind his children: Darlynne Drake, of Salem; Doreen Close, of Virginia; and Dwayne Huston, of Copley, Ohio; and his siblings; Carolyn Sanor, of Salem; Leona Russell, of Salem; and Stewart “Billy” Huston Jr., of Salem, as well as nine grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Darrin Huston, in 2006.
A Celebration of Life Service will be observed at 11 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Salem First Friends Church, with Pastor Tim Ginter of the Church at the Center officiating, assisted by Pastor Pete Fowler and Pastor Mark Headland. The burial will be at Highland Memorial Park, in Beloit.
A time of visitation will be observed from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen and Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.
Donations can made to the Gideon’s Bibles POB 73, Columbiana, Ohio 44408 or to the Church at the Center.