Houston William A. "Bill" Houston, 60, died January 23, 2017. Survived by wife of 31 years, Terri (Maloney) Houston; son, Zak; daughter, Deirdre; parents, William and Amy Houston; sister, Lynn Houston (Mark Dice); brother, Michael Houston; mother-in-law, Margaret Maloney; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny and Ruth Ann Maloney, Kathy and Jamie Havens, Marty and Randy Detwiler, Julie and Jim Nugent, Mike Maloney and Trish Jackson; nieces and nephews, Cynthia Houston, Julian Condo, Andrew Havens, Christopher Detwiler (Samaneh Hamadani), Courtney Detwiler (James Rogers), Jimmy and Patrick Nugent, Maggie Maloney, Iona Jackson, and Rose DeFluri; long-time friends, Jack Morehart, Carol Zen, and David Green. Bill was fiercely loyal to family and friends who enjoyed his quirky sense of humor and quiet acts of kindness. He was a thoughtful mentor to many in his professional and private life. An invitation to enjoy his tasty grilling skills was always greatly anticipated. Bill had an unwavering faith, thoughtful spirituality, and acceptance of all religions. He was a graduate of Ohio State University School of Journalism, and continued to hone his skills as a technical writer, project manager, and Vice President for Global Technology Infrastructure at JPMorgan Chase. A celebration with Bill's family and friends will be held at the Columbus Park of Roses Shelter House, Sunday, January 29, 1:30-4 p.m. Enter at 3901 N. High Street and follow drive west into Park. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Monday, January 30, St. Thomas More Newman Center, 64 W. Lane Ave., Columbus 43201. Fr. Vincent McKiernan and Fr. Peter Gideon, concelebrants. The family will greet friends from 10:30-11 a.m. The family welcomes contributions in his memory to the James Cancer Center Development Office, PO Box 183112, Columbus, OH, 43218, or Zusman Hospice, 1151 College Avenue, Bexley, OH 43209. Arrangements by O'SHAUGHNESSY CO., call 614-221-2311 with questions.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27, 2017.