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Richard D. Huston

October 9, 1944 December 15, 2021
Richard D. Huston
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Richard D. Huston, 77, of N. Ridgeville, OH. passed away December 15, 2021 at home. He was born October 9, 1944 in Conneaut, OH to Cecil and Helen (Wright) Huston. Richard graduated from Conneaut High School in 1962 and went on to attend and graduate from Bowling Green University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. After graduating Richard moved to Chicago, and just by coincidence he went on a blind date, where he met his first wife Betty Halbesma. They were married in 1969 and moved to Yorkville, IL. Soon after that, Richard opened his own accounting practice. He also served as the treasurer for the City of Yorkville. Richard and Betty raised their 2 kids, Chris and Leah in Yorkville until Betty’s passing in 1992. While attending his 30th class reunion, Richard reconnected with a former classmate, Janie Karr. They celebrated 27 years of marriage in October of this year. After retiring, Richard and Janie moved back to Ohio. They adored doing everything together, traveling, and spending time with family, especially their grandchildren. At age 6 he sadly was diagnosed with Scarlet Fever. At age 8 he contracted JRA, a devastating disease that affected his joints. Something that affected him his entire life. Richard battled Prostate Cancer for a couple of years, but he never lost hope and his sense of humor and love of humanity. Richard is preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Helen (Wright) Huston, in addition to his parents, his first wife Betty (Halbesma) Huston, his brother David (Butch) Huston, his in-laws- George and Judy (Halbesma) Bell, Charles Broscheid, Art Distelrath and Don Mulvey, a great-nephew Clinton Hornbucle. Surviving in addition to his wife, Janie of N. Ridgeville; his son, Christopher Huston and his wife Tina of Crown Point, IN; daughter, Leah Huston of Colfax, WI; four beautiful granddaughters, Savanah (Aaron) Hockaday, Julia Huston, Cloe Huston, Kendyl Hathaway; two great granddaughters and two great grandsons; one sister Delores Broscheid of Mentor, OH. Sister-in-law, Jennie Mulvey of Yorkville, IL, Janie’s siblings, Madelon, Terry and Shirley, Bernie and Nancy, Earl and Sharon. As well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; great great nieces and nephews. Richard will be missed by his family and many friends. Those wishing to remember Richard in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the American Cancer Society, as cancer has affected his entire life. A Celebration of Life will be held in Conneaut, OH in the Spring. Love, itself, cannot be separated. Arrangements were entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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A Celebration of Life Gathering will be announced at a later date

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Private Final Resting Place
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society 10501 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44106


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