Harold Patrick Houston

January 20, 1960 - February 19, 2017
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Friday, March 3, 2017,  2 – 8 p.m. at THE CALHOUN FUNERAL HOME  23000 Rockside Rd., Bedford, Hts., 44146, where family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m.


Saturday, March 4, 2017, Wake: 1:00 p.m. – Service: 1:30 p.m., at THE CALHOUN FUNERAL HOME  23000 Rockside Rd., Bedford Hts., 44146.

Harold P. Houston was born January 20, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio to Daniel and Margaret Houston. Harold grew up the middle child of seven.   Harold graduated from East Technical High School in 1977 and continued to pursue his education at Akron University but earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Cleveland State University.  Continue Reading

Chad T left a message on March 3, 2017:
I was fortunate to work with Harold at Avery Dennison. Harold will truly be missed, by his peers, friends, customers, and everyone he touched. Harold was always a gentleman and a true teammate. I am going to miss chatting about the Cavs, Lebron, and his family with Harold
Leah left a message on March 2, 2017:
Harold was a breath of fresh air in the building every day. I had the pleasure of working with him for almost 5 years here at Avery and learned so much in such a short time. I always enjoyed hearing about his view on Cleveland sports and what he was buying the grand babies for Christmas. Harold was well respected by his colleagues and customers and will be dearly missed by all.
mazio family left a message on March 1, 2017:
Many thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time - while i cannot be with you you are all in my heart.
Shawn H. left a message on March 1, 2017:
Harold....Man where do I begin! From our many small talks in Avery's cafe when I first arrived as a cashier in the lunchroom, all the way to when I was a hired in Avery employee. You treated me the same no matter what; and that is what I'll remember you most for...just always being a true genuinely good person & friend. Rest In Peace my friend until we meet again and Strength to your Family during this rough time
Rachel left a message on February 28, 2017:
I have been lucky enough to know Harold for the past 4 years, since I started working at Avery Dennison. His contagious laugh is already missed and his stories that would make my colleagues and I laugh so hard. He was always willing to help answer questions, he was a mentor to everyone. We recently moved desks and my only request was to continue sitting next to Harold. I loved hearing about his daughters and his grand babies that he loved so much. Harold was taken from us far too soon, but his memory will not be forgotten.
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Deb E. left a message on February 28, 2017:
I was so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. I worked with Harold in inside sales at Avery. He was a pleasure to work with. What a happy guy. We often through the years backed each other up. I knew my customers would be well taken care of by Harold. You were a great guy and everyone loved you! You will be missed. God bless you and my condolences to your family.
Jerry Mattert left a message on February 28, 2017:
I was fortunate to know and work with Harold for the last 12 years from his tenure at Fasson. He was an amazing man who always seemed upbeat and had answers to some of our most difficult technical questions. I enjoyed the years we worked together, he was extremely helpful and was instrumental in the growth of our business. Whenever I had to call I would ask him how he was, his response was always the same: "Wonderful!" That response never failed to make me smile. I will miss that and him.
Sandy Newnes left a message on February 28, 2017:
Harold was my friend and Mentor. I feel very blessed to have known him and to have been able to spend every day learining from him. He was calming and caring and funny. He spoke often about his daughters, grandbabies, and the rest of his family. I will miss him greatly. My deepest condolences, and prayers, to you all!
Jerry Schuchardt left a message on February 27, 2017:
This came as a complete shock to lose a man of your caliber. Harold never once mentioned health problems and we could always enjoy a laugh or a frown about our Browns. I will truly miss you my brother. May Jesus hold you near and dear to his heart as you held your family and friends.
Karen Marshall left a message on February 25, 2017:
Harold will truly be missed. He had a great attitude and a caring spirit. He truly expounded his motto of Live Laugh Love. He was a hard worker and enjoyed the awards and benefits of his hard work. I'll miss discussing politics with him on Facebook and how he loved to comment on relationship posts and sing-alongs. He was a good person who loved his family. He was a graduate from East Tech High Class of 77 but loved hanging with the Class of 78. I'm glad to have known him if even for a short time. Scarab 4 Life. Rest In Peace Harold. Praying for God's comfort for the family.
Rose left a message on February 25, 2017:
Rest in peace my friend, Live, Laugh, and Love My condolences to the family
Rose left a message on February 25, 2017:
Rest in peace my friend My condolences to the family.
M. Hill left a message on February 25, 2017:
I am very sorry for your loss. Although I did not know your loved one personally, I hope knowing that they are in our loving heavenly Father's memory will bring your family comfort during this difficult time. Very soon now we can look forward to God's promise at a Revelation 21:4: "... Death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore, the former thing gave passed away."
Kelly Hall left a message on February 24, 2017:
My heart is full as I reflect on my memories and experiences with Harold, my colleague and friend at Avery Dennison. No matter how busy the day or stressful the moment, Howard was cool under pressure and thoughtful about the next step to serve his customers. Even the most demanding accounts consistently rewarded their trustworthy, technically savvy and warm peer with additional business. Harold volunteered to interview new recruits to ensure we only added the best talent to his team. He worked the late shift in Mentor to connect with his West Coast customers and colleagues when they needed his support most. I simply can't believe the guy whose smile could light up a room has moved into his role as our guardian angel. To Howard's siblings, children and grand-babies... I regret that I haven't taken the opportunity to meet you and know more about the brother, father and grandpa Harold was when he wasn't with his Avery family. Please know he was one of the very best in our world and earned a living in a way that would make you very proud... he was so much more than an employee or teammate. Harold Houston was a professional sales person, a mentor to peers, a selfless contributor, generous supporter and a customer-centric example we should all follow and learn from. He invested a lot of himself into his work and impressed me greatly. I am sad but proud to have shared Harold's journey for a brief time. The very best to him in heaven and I know he will be watching over all of us in his new place as an angel.
John Zarbo left a message on February 24, 2017:
Harold always had a Smile and a "Hello" That was uniquely his own. He was always genuine and never bitter about anything... or anyone. He would always welcome you as a friend. I am a better person for having known Him..I am truly going to miss him. God Bless and Keep him always!
Tami.Z left a message on February 24, 2017:
To family and friend's, I'm so sorry about the loss of your loved one. Death is not and never was God's purpose for humans. That's why he promises to resurrect all those who have fallen asleep in death. (John 5:28,29) (Acts 24:15) I hope that reading these few scriptures will help you to find some comfort during your time of grief. Sincerely, Tami Ziegler
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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