EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Earl L. Huffman, 87, a longtime resident of East Palestine, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.
He was born September 20,1931 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, son of the late Clarence and Rose Boden Huffman.
Earl was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in East Palestine and a founding member of the Unity Fire Department.
He retired from Babcock and Wilcox after 23 years of employment. Previously he was employed with Kenmar for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Thelma St. John Huffman; three children, Barbara Kliner of East Palestine, Daniel L. (Diane) Huffman of Longview and Edward A. Huffman of East Palestine; two grandchildren, Lance (Kim) Trochek and Kristina Huffman; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Landon and Olivia and his best friend and “talking buddy”, Tom Cartwright.
Besides his parents, Earl was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Travis and Jared Huffman and a sister, Velma Jean Huffman.
A private graveside will be held at a later date at New Waterford Cemetery.
No public services will be observed at this time.
Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine is in charge of arrangements.