SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Richard L. “Dick” Houston, Sharon, passed away at 6:39 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021, in St. Paul’s, Greenville, after an extended illness. He was 74.
Mr. Houston was born March 1, 1947, in Grove City, a son of Elva Mae (Young) Houston and Melvin F. Houston.
Dick graduated from Grove City College with his Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
He was a business teacher for Slippery Rock High School for four years.
He was in the U.S. Marine Corps and served two tours in Vietnam.
Dick enjoyed football, spending time with his grandson and working on crossword puzzles. His greatest achievement was coaching his daughter, Connie, in track and field. He was a proud brother of Epsilon Pi Phi.
Dick is survived by a daughter, Connie Gilliam Hooks and her husband, Timothy, Hermitage and a grandson, Devin Richard Gilliam of Hermitage.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are being handled by John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
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A television tribute will air Tuesday, September 14 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.