December 21, 1936 - September 11, 2021
John Emanuel Huffman, 84, passed away peacefully at home in Kettering, Ohio on September 11, 2021. John was preceded by his wife, Mary; parents, Emanuel and Irene; sisters, Leona and Helen, and brothers, Teddy and Howard. He is survived by his children, Rebecca (Sean), Deborah, Jacqueline, Victoria (Sam), John E (Fellissica), and bonus son Wayne; grandchildren, Stanton and Sara (Scott); Michael and William; Samantha (Kyle), Sam (MaryCourtney), Jacob, and Tabitha; and Shakir, Kyra, and Carlton; great-grandchildren, Sammy, David, and Timmy; and Aria; brothers, Steve (Helen) and Cliff (Phyllis); sisters, Mary and Louise (Dave); and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. John was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 21, 1936, graduated from Lincoln High School in Gahanna in 1956, and spent over 50 years as a building engineer in downtown Columbus, mostly at 88 East Broad Street, after a stint as a locomotive fireman for the Norfolk and Western Railroad. His passions included family, friends, sports, and helping others. He took tremendous pride in his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and their accomplishments, attending their sporting and other events whenever possible. Following his successful high school football and track careers, John was an avid bowler and golfer; indeed, his third career was working at the local golf course in exchange for green fees! Cards, especially poker, was another way he connected with family and friends, including his weekly game that lasted for many years. Many, though, will remember John for his willingness to help. He and Mary spent countless hours coaching and volunteering for Whitehall youth sports leagues. And there was no job too small or too big for John to help you with until it was done, regardless of the time, place, or inconvenience to himself. John will be remembered as a generous man of great responsibility who appreciated life’s simple things, whether his family and friends, a wonderful meal, small or large successes, or just a beautiful day. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Ohio’s Hospice, www.ohioshospice.org.
John Emanuel Huffman, 84, passed away peacefully at home in Kettering, Ohio on September 11, 2021. John was preceded by his wife, Mary; parents, Emanuel and Irene; sisters, Leona and Helen, and brothers, Teddy and Howard. He is survived by... View Obituary & Service Information
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