WOOSTER ? Glen E. Huffman, 79, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in Autumnwood Nursing Home in Rittman.
He was born in Strasburg, OH on June 7, 1930 to Harry and Edna (Deuber) Huffman. He married Marcia Ann Charton on November 24, 1955. She survives.
After graduating from Strasburg High School, Glen attended Kent State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters of Education. He was a certified teacher in grades one to eight, Supervisor, Elementary Principal and Superintendent. Glen received postgraduate work from KSU, Akron University and Oregon College of Education.
He began teaching fifth grade in Bolivar-Lawrence Local Schools and then was drafted in the Korean Conflict on July 30, 1951. He served 15 months in Korea with the 40th Infantry Division as a Cryptographic Specialist and later as a Cadre in the 40th Signal School. Upon his return he continued teaching in Bolivar, where he later became their first elementary school principal. Glen then became a teacher and principal at Dover?s East and Park Schools. When federal programs were initiated, he became an Intermediate Grade Supervisor for 106 elementary schools in Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes and Tuscarawas counties. In 1968 he became principal of Beall Avenue Elementary School in Wooster, where he retired in 1985 after 35 years in education. Following his retirement, he was a tour director for twenty years at VIP Travel.
Glen took many leadership roles through out his life, becoming President of the Dover Education Association, Dover UCC Church, East Central Ohio Elementary Principals, Tuscarawas County KSU Alumni, and his senior class at Strasburg High School. On February 7, 1974 he was awarded the OAESP Distinguished Service Award for his
leadership as Chairman of the OAESP Elementary Standards Committee and the OAESP Elementary Accreditation Committee.
Glen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wooster where he was an ordained elder and deacon. He also worked on many of the church?s committees. He was also a member of the Strasburg American Legion, Wayne Co. Historical Society, Wayne Co. Retired Teachers, Winesburg Historical Society and the Ohio Education Association. Glen?s involvement also included serving on the following boards: Buckeye Book Fair, Rittenhause Foundation, Wayne Co. Head Start, Ida Sue?s Respit Home, Ohio State Elementary Principals and East Central Ohio Elementary School Principals.
He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Marcia; three children, Mark (Chris) Huffman of Hillsdale, MI, Lisa (Bill) Cavanaugh of Dublin, OH and Matt Huffman of Gahanna, OH; grandchildren Kim (Jeff) Vandlen, Matt Mosley (Fiancee Lauryn Freshour), Patrick Cavanaugh, Kyle Cavanaugh and Colin Cavanaugh; Sister-in-law Betty Lou Huffman; niece Corrine (John) Gerber and nephew Rex (Karen) Huffman; close family friends Bill, Trish and Tara Cromwell along with many other dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Harvey Huffman.
Friends will be received on Friday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691.
Services will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the Grandview Union Cemetery in Strasburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family recommends memorial contributions be made to First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691 or the Wayne Co. Historical Society, 546 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691.
First Presbyterian Church or the Wayne Co. Historical Society
Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in Wooster
Friday evening from 4-8:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church