Dr. William Lyman Huffman

Obituary for Dr. William Lyman Huffman

March 5, 1918 - January 12, 2013
Rocky River, Ohio | Age 94


Dr. William L. Huffman, MD, 94, of Rocky River, formerly of Lakewood, passed away, Saturday, January 12, 2013. Beloved husband of Jane Molin Huffman; dear father of Elizabeth Huffman Brower (Robert), David Huffman (Julia) and the late Peter Huffman and William L. Huffman, Jr. (Ann, survives); grandfather of Elizabeth Horwatt (John), William, III, Leslie Bosso (Jeremy), Lauren, Rebecca, Matthew and Michael; great-grandfather of Charlie Horwatt; brother of Elizabeth Williams (Charles) of Boston, MA, and Ruth Carr (John) of Washington DC. Dr. Huffman grew up in Lakewood; he was valedictorian of his class at Lakewood High and Phi Beta Kappa in his class at Dartmouth. He graduated from Western Reserve Medical School with honors. After medical school he served his country as a doctor in the Navy and returned to Cleveland in 1949 to join his father, Dr. Lyman Foster Huffman, at the family medical practice. Dr. Huffman was Chief of Staff at both Lakewood and Fairview Hospitals, and after retirement he continued to serve the hospital as a volunteer. He also taught at Case Medical School as the Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr. Huffman was an expert skier and participated in a physician organization called, Ski Docs. He served on various boards and was highly regarded amongst his friends and peers. He and his wife of 68 years, Jane, travelled extensively and were devoted to each other. They were members of the Clifton Club, Westwood Country Club and supported the arts and medicine through organizations such as The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Print Club and The Health Center Library at Case Western Reserve University. A memorial service for Dr. Huffman will be on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 W. Clifton Blvd. Lakewood, Oh. Memorial donations can be made in his name to the Lakewood Hospital Foundation, 14601 Detroit Ave., #240, Lakewood, OH. 44107. Cremation by Busch, private interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery. 440-333-9774 www.buschfuneral.com

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