ALANSON HOUGHTON (1930 - 2016)

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  • "The love you shared with each other and the world was..."
    - N Stein
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HOUGHTON--Rev. Alanson.

The Reverend Alanson Bigelow Houghton died peacefully at his home in Pawleys Island, SC on Sunday, January 24th. He was 85 years old. Alan was born August 3, 1930 in Corning, NY to the late Amory Houghton Sr. and Laura Richardson Houghton. Alan earned multiple degrees including a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and a Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. Alan spent the early part of his career in business, where he worked for the Corning Glass Works. He then found his true calling and became an ordained Episcopal priest. He served at a number of different churches including Church of the Epiphany (New York City, NY), Christ Episcopal Church (Shaker Heights, OH), Church of The Heavenly Rest (New York City) and St. Stephens Episcopal Church (Charleston, SC). Alan felt strongly about public service and giving back to his country. One of his proudest accomplishments was becoming a United States Marine. Alan also had a passion for philanthropy, and he particularly enjoyed starting and supporting charitable programs in the communities in which he lived. Lastly, Alan loved to write. He was a published author who enjoyed writing cards, prayer books and letters to the editor. Alan was preceded in death by his beloved wife Billie Fisher Carr Houghton, his sister Laura Houghton Beer, and stepsons John Thomas Fisher Carr and Oscar C. Carr III. He is survived by his siblings Elizabeth Weinberg, Amory Houghton Jr., and James Richardson Houghton; his children Alexander Stewart Houghton, Alanson Bigelow Houghton III, Hope Houghton Newell and John Carter Houghton; his stepchildren Blanche Carr Symons, Scott Carr Adams and E'Lane Carr Tipton; and 19 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island, SC at 10am EST on Saturday, January 30th. Sign a guest book at www.mayer funeralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or a .


Published in The New York Times on Jan. 27, 2016
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