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Douglas L. Houck

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Douglas L. Houck 1940-2017
76, of Canton, Ohio, died August 21, 2017, at his home. He was born October 7, 1940, son of the late Gordon L. Houck and Gladys B. Houck. He was the founder and former CEO of DLH Industries, Inc., Canton, Ohio. A Navy Veteran, he was a missile tracker on the Atlantic Missile Range at Ascension Island. His philanthropy work has helped many organizations and individuals. He attended Cuyahoga Falls High School class of 1958, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother, Vernon K. Houck, VP of DLH Industries, Inc.
He is survived by sisters, Carol R. (Don) Thursby, Cambridge, Ohio and Gay L. Houck, Huron, Ohio. He is also survived by seven nieces and nephews: Juli Jacobs, Sherry (Damon) Voros, Timothy Filing Jr., Chylece (Jim) Head, Greg Houch, Jason (Collene) Shupe, Jamie Shupe. Also surviving are special friends, neighbors, and pal, Tippy. The family would also like to thank Crossroads Hospice and Home Instead for their care and professionalism.
Reed Funeral Home NORTH CANTON Chapel will be handling cremation. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Ohio. The family has requested that any memorial contributions be made to the Douglas L. Houck Foundation at Stark Community foundation.
Reed Funeral Home, 330-477-6721
Published in The Repository on Sept. 2, 2017
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