John DAVID Huddle

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February 9, 1941 - July 2, 2024

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Monday, July 8th from 5-7 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home


Monday, July 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

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John DAVID Huddle, age 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at St. Ann's Hospital July 2, 2024.

Dave was born in Ft. Worth, Texas to John and Ruth Huddle. After graduation from Polytechnic Highschool, he completed a Bachelor's degree in chemistry at Abilene Christian College and a Master's degree in Chemistry from University of North Texas. After completing his Master's degree, he was offered a position at CAS in Columbus as a Scientific Information Analyst. He was known as an expert in organic stereochemistry and substances derived from natural sources. He retired from CAS after a 47 year career.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruth Huddle; his brother-in-law, John Townsdin and niece, Lisa Townsdin Bowen. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Cynthia; and their three children, Michael (DJ) Huddle, Tim Huddle, and Joanna Sheehan; 3 grandchildren, Adam and Anna Huddle and Conor Sheehan as well as his sister, Elaine Townsdin and nephews, Doug (Danna) Townsdin and Stephen (Danetta) Townsdin.

In healthier times, Dave loved his pets, stereophotography, jazz music and riding his motorcycle. He was particularly proud of having ridden his own motorcycle in all the 48 lower states, and renting motorcycles to ride in Hawaii, Alaska and the Yukon Territory. When his health prevented him from riding, he would ask everyone he met, "Want to buy my motorcycle?" and it is still for sale. He was an avid Jazz fan and held season tickets to JAG/CJO performances for over 38 years. The people that he met through these hobbies became like family to him. He also roasted and brewed his own coffee, not as a hobby, but because his tasted better than anything he could buy and it was his way of spoiling his wife.

Dave's faith was very important to him throughout his life. He was a member of Grace Church of Christ where he led singing during Sunday worship services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus, Grace Church of Christ or PetPromise.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 8th from 5-7 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, OH 43081 where a service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Robert Henry officiating.


Lisa Richmond - Jul 10, 2024

Mrs. Huddle, I'm so very sorry to hear of Mr. Huddle's passing. He was a kind man and I enjoyed the conversations I had with him. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. -Lisa Richmond (Columbus Speech & Hearing)

Sujata Roy - Jul 10, 2024

Cindy, my heartfelt condolences to you during this very difficult time. Dave will be deeply missed.

Lisa Babcock-Jackson - Jul 9, 2024

I am so sad to hear of Dave's passing, he was a great personality and knowledgeable resource at CAS. He will be missed. Take care and remember the good stuff!

Kirk Schwall - Jul 8, 2024

Dave was one of a kind! I always enjoyed working with Dave and he was not only an expert in his field but a great teacher and always greeted me with a big smile. I can still do the “walleyed” view he taught me of two structures to see the stereochemistry. That took a lot of patience on his part. I know my words will never ease your pain but I want you to know that my heart shares your loss.

Les King - Jul 8, 2024

Cindy, Dave and I were in the same Department (63) when I began my career at CAS. He was one of the more seasoned employees - he started a couple of years before me. Sorry to hear about your loss. Though he is no longer with you in person, he will always be in in your memories. May your good memories help you heal from the pain of your loss. God bless you all in this time of need.

Denise Harford - Jul 7, 2024

Know that we are thinking of you and your family Cindy. Jerry loved visiting with Dave about motorcycles when they would see each other. Hugs and prayers. Denise

John Weiler - Jul 7, 2024

Cindy, I was greatly saddened to hear about Dave's passing and I offer my condolences. I was introduced to Dave soon after I began my CAS career and he graciously shared his comprehensive knowledge of stereochemistry including CAS procedures. Eventually we became good friends based on our mutual interests in stereophotography, jazz, and Talita's Mexican Restaurant. Dave was always friendly, even jovial, and was a really remarkable person.

Wendy Reichenbach - Jul 5, 2024

Dave was a very special man; I was privileged to have known him and worked with him. He impacted the lives of so many at CAS. Cindy, my prayers and thoughts are with you. May your happy memories together sustain you and comfort you. Sincere condolences to you and your family.

Aurelio Lopez - Jul 5, 2024

So sorry for the loss. Dave was a good man, always had a funny story and was quick witted. He will be missed.

Eileen Shanbrom - Jul 5, 2024

Cindy and family, I think that it is safe to say anyone who met Dave was always greeted by an infectious smile and a willingness to help. He schooled many of us at CAS with patience and thank goodness perseverance. I for one needed that help. His energy on this planet will be missed, but I am sure it is needed and will be appreciated elsewhere. May it comfort you to know that he touched the lives of so many of us that he will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Eileen Shanbrom

Lou Micks - Jul 5, 2024

Cindy, I'm so sorry to hear about Daves' passing. My sincere condolences. He was always a great help (along with you) with stereochemical issues. I also appreciated his dry sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.

Gary Metz - Jul 5, 2024

Cindy, You have my deepest and sincere sympathy on the passing of Dave. I first met Dave my first week at CAS in 1972. He was always a great asset and a wonderful source of knowledge. In addition he was always pleasant and a true gentleman.

Bernie French - Jul 5, 2024

Cindy, so sorry to hear about Dave and my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Dave was one of a kind and I loved hearing him tell stories of his motorcycle adventures.

Dawn and Roger Schenck - Jul 3, 2024

Roger and I offer our condolences on the loss of Dave. It was a pleasure having you both attend our wedding. May God surround you all with his loving mercy.

Jeff & Kelli Murdock - Jul 3, 2024

Cindy, We are so sorry for your loss. Dave was a good man. We enjoyed his friendship through our mutual love of motorcycles. We are thinking of you and your family wishing you peace in the days ahead.

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