James Dennis Huff – December 23, 2017

James Dennis Huff, 83, of Uhrichsville, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the Community Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia, following a brief illness. Born December 10, 1934 in Dennison, he was a son of the late James William and Ellen Irene (Paul) Huff.

Jim was a 1952 graduate of Uhrichsville High School before beginning a long career with local bakeries, first at Quimby Bakery for 11 years, followed by 29 years with Nickle’s Bakery. In retirement, he worked 20 years for Claymont Public Schools. Jim and Lois were often seen working together at Claymont Schools’ sporting events for many years. He was a long time member of B.P.O.E. #424 in Uhrichsville where he had served as the Exalted Ruler in 1984 and 1985.

On August 29, 1954, Jim married the former Lois June McCluskey who survives him at their home. In addition to his loving wife of over 63 years, he is survived by their children, Elizabeth Sue “Libby” Brick and her husband, John, of Dennison, Pamela Jane Natoli and her husband, Mark, of New Philadelphia, and Julie Ellan Householder and her companion, Ryan Hines, of Gnadenhutten; grandchildren, Brent Moreland and his wife, Stacy, Lucas Moreland, Nathan Moreland, Heath Moreland, Lia (Natoli) VonKaenel and her husband, Matt, Ali Natoli and her fiancé, Ian Bowe, Braden Natoli, Jami Householder and her companion, John Cronin, John “J.J.” Householder and his wife, Taryn, and Jenna (Householder) Long and her husband, Dustin; and great-grandchildren, Drew, Brody, Vanessa, Gavin and Evan Moreland, Reese Salyers, Cohen and Elle VonKaenel, and Jaci Cronin with another expected. Jim is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Tom D. and Sue Huff of New Philadelphia; sisters-in-law, Betty J. Bergquist of New Philadelphia and Mary K. Barnabi of Dennison; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Jim’s wishes, cremation is planned without a public visitation. He will be interred in Uhrichsville’s Union Cemetery with a private, family graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice or the charity of one’s choice.

R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, Inc.
(740) 922-1970