Sunday, July 5, 2009

Clifton R. Huff Obituary

Clifton R. Huff
Hancock County Courier
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Clifton R. Huff, 94, of Fox Lane, Chester passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at the East Liverpool City Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born January 19, 1915 in East Liverpool, a son of the late Ray P. and Edna Peterson Huff. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Velma Connell and Virginia Tallman.
A life time resident of Hancock County, he along with his wife Arline whom he married on April 22, 1939 and who passed away on February 14, 2008, owned and operated Huff’s Service Station in Chester for 30 years. A very active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chester, Cliff at one time served as an elder and trustee.
He was the only remaining charter member of the Chester Lions Club where he was combined secretary and treasurer for the first year and president in 1972-73. He enjoyed being chairman of the broom and light bulb sales and attending many state conventions along with his wife.
A veteran of the U. S. Army, he served in the European theater during World War II where he was a heavy machine gunner in Co. 123rd Infantry. Cliff was a member of Chester American Legion Post 121 where he had served as service officer and treasurer. He was also a member of the Chester VFW Post 6450. An avid golfer, he spent several days a week on the course, just up until a few years ago.
He is survived by his son, James R. Huff and wife Debby of Coco, FL; a daughter, Janice Huff and he life companion Barbara Rudaitis of Pittsburgh; a granddaughter, Jessica Huff of Pittsburgh; a niece, Mary Kay Connell, and a cousin Jacky Rothermund.
A memorial service was held on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Katrina Lewis officiating. Interment followed a the locust Hill Cemetery.
Arner Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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