Eugene “Gene” J. Huston Jr., 80

Eugene “Gene” J. Huston Jr., 80, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Pottstown Hospital.

Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Eugene J. Huston Sr. and Kathryn (Weppel) Huston.

Gene graduated in the class of '59 from Bishop Shanahan High School in West Chester, currently located in Downingtown, as well as West Chester State Teachers College (currently WCU). He was an educator in the Pottstown School District for 31 years teaching middle school. He also worked as a Controller for Sears in Pottstown for over 40 years. Gene was an active and distinguished member of the Kiwanis Club of Pottstown for 42 years, serving in many board positions. Being a huge sports fan, Gene attended many Penn State Football games and was an avid golfer for many years. He also enjoyed watching golf or games which involved any of the Philadelphia sports teams. In his down time, Gene often organized and played cards with his friends, especially poker, pinochle, and bridge. Gene had a lifelong passion for going to the movies, with an appreciation of movies from all genres. He will be remembered as a devoted uncle to his family and had a special relationship with all his nieces and nephews.

Surviving is his sister Kathryn Huston; brother David Huston, husband of Cheryl; brother Dennis Huston Sr.; and the following nieces and nephews: Chris Conlan (Jennifer); Pam August (Greg); Sandie Dunn (Bobby); Steve Conlan (Elaine); Michael Huston (Leona); Michelle Mikus (Rich); Brian Weaver (Jenny); Mary Holloman; JoAnna Timoney (Thomas); Dawn Hernandez (Joel); Dennis Huston Jr; Matt Huston (Erica); Todd Huston; Chris Hall (Sarah) and 27 great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home (711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA 19464). A visitation will also be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 10:00-11:00AM at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kiwanis Club of Pottstown (Brookside Country Club 850 N. Adams St., Pottstown, PA 19464) in Eugene’s name.

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Our condolences to the Huston family. Gene had become an integral part of our family, due to his relationship with our mother. We have known Gene for the last 10 years at Keystone Villa. He visited our house on a regular basis. We found out that he had passed away when we stopped to drop off his Christmas chocolate chip cookies. Incidentally we visited his grave today and pursuant to an old Jewish tradition we put a chocolate chip cookie on his monument instead of a stone. You will be missed Gene by Jim, Jill, jimmy, Danielle, Maddy, Joey and Jackson

~ Jim and Jill Greene reading, PA
1/12/2023 2:24:22 PM

I will always remember those fun times at West Chester State including card games and touch football under the lights at the Holy Trinity parking lot on West Union Street. - Tom Class '63

~ Tom Walsh West Chester, PA
12/13/2022 11:02:31 AM

Gene was a man brimming with the joy of life, and his smile filled any room. He was a seemingly tireless member of, and for me an early mentor in, the Pottstown Kiwanis Club. He will be genuinely missed, and my prayers are offered for his family.

~ Joe Zlomek
12/12/2022 4:50:56 AM

One of the sweetest,kind,& most generous man I've ever known.A great friend ,neighbor & client for years.Called him my surrogate Dad.Is so greatly missed already.Heartfelt sympathy....love,Sandy

~ Sandy Bakay Pottstown, PA
12/11/2022 10:08:21 PM