Donald E. Huston

SALEM – Donald E. Huston, 70, of Salem, owner of Current Electric, died unexpectedly early Monday morning at his home.

He was born on May 14, 1943 in New Castle, Pa., the son of the late Stewart William and Frances (Hutton) Huston Sr.

Don will always be remembered as being a very hard worker. He has been an electrician since he was 19 years old. In his early years he worked for Julian Electric, Axclson Electric in Youngstown and Inntech in Lowellville. Thirty-nine years ago he opened Current Electric here in Salem. He was a teacher in the Electrical Apprenticeship program for 30 years in Cleveland, Lowellville, Kent and the Salem area. He also had been a Columbiana County Electrical Inspector.

Don was a member of the Church at the Center where he served as an elder, leader in prayer meetings, and did anything else that needed done. He also had been a member of the Salem First Friends Church.

He was an avid golfer and was on a league at Westville Lake Golf Course. He was a member of the Gideon’s Bible Society, a former Salem Auxiliary police chief, a former member of UCT 590 and the Willow Grove Grange.

He is survived by his wife, the former Judy M. Howells who he married on Sept. 9, 1989; his children, Darlynne (Todd) Drake of Salem, Doreen (David) Close of Virginia, and Dwayne (Alecia) Huston of Copley, Ohio; daughter-in-law Wendy Huston of Washington; siblings, Carolyn (Lynn) Sanor of Salem, Leona (Gary) Russell of Salem, and Stewart “Billy” Huston Jr. of Salem; grandchildren, Matthew (Austin) Huston, Kylie (Ryan) Knight, Haley and Magen Drake, Tony and Arren Close, Alianna, Elena and Michael Huston.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Darrin Huston, in 2006.

A Celebration of Life Service will be observed at 11 a.m. Friday at the Salem First Friends Church with Pastor Tim Ginter of the Church at the Center officiating, assisted by Pastor Pete Fowler and Pastor Mark Headland. The burial will be at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

A time of Visitation will be observed from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.

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Donations are to be made to the Gideon’s Bibles POB 73, Columbiana, Ohio 44408 or to the Church at the Center.


(Paid obituary)