Louis Aloysius “Lou” Houff, Jr., age 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn.
Born in Clifton Forge, Va., on February 5, 1936, he was the eldest son of the late Dr. Louis A. Houff, Sr. and Ethel (Bartlett) Houff.
He was a 1959 graduate of Mount St. Mary’s College, in Emmitsburg, Md., with a BS degree in Economics. While attending college, he met his future wife of 51 years, Margaret “DeeDe” Victoria Baril, of Washington, DC, whom he married June 27, 1959. They settled in the Washington suburb of Silver Spring, Md. where they raised two sons.
He was an Economist for the US Department of Labor, and Margaret was a teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools. The couple later retired to Warfordsburg, Pa.
Lou is survived by two sons, Dr. Stephen L. Houff and his wife, Marci, and their daughter, Marissa, of Nashville, Tenn., and Louis A. Houff, III and his wife, Sherry, and their daughters, Julia and Jenna, of Collierville, Tenn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret V. Houff, and his brother, James N. Houff.
The family will receive friends at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main Street, Hancock, Md., on Friday, November 1, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church, 16 East High Street, Hancock, on Friday, November 1, at 1:00 p.m. Rev. John Lombardi will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, in Little Orleans, Md.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association are encouraged.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.grovefh.com
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