Originally Published: January 17, 2018 6:01 a.m.
Donald Charles Hout, Oct. 1, 1944 – Jan. 9, 2018. Don was the sort of man that if most people in the world were like him, we would all be in a much better place.
Everyone who knew him was richer for it. Don lived an abundant life that was reflected in his respect for all living things, his loyalty and love for family and friends, and his quick wit, which was peppered with a grand sense of humor.
Don was genuine, honest, kind, and always there to impart some thoughtful words when troubles arose. He was as good a man as ever lived through life’s joys and tribulations.
Don was born in Buffalo, New York, and lovingly adopted by Charles John and Esther Stock Hout. Don graduated from Lancaster High School and attended both State University of New York at Buffalo and Ithaca College, where he met his wife Susie Joralemon. They were married in 1968 and raised their children in Lancaster, New York, and Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Don and Susie moved to Prescott in 1997.
Don’s business career was in medical electronics with emphasis in cardiac care sales and installations. During a period in Prescott, he worked in the YRMC business office. He retired in 2012. Don had many interests over his lifetime - the farm and bee keeping, star gazing, woodworking, world history and of course, culinary arts.
In the Pittsburgh area, Don was active in Rotary International and held many posts at the Dormont-Mt Lebanon Rotary Club, where he was honored to serve as president. Don was a volunteer at Prescott People Who Care. Don leaves his beloved wife, Susie; son, Chris, and grandsons, Nick and Nash; a daughter, Carolyn, and her husband, Arick Minks; a mother-in-law, Patricia Joralemon, and an extended family who loved him dearly.
A Friendship Gathering will be held at the Hidden Valley Clubhouse (1615 Coyote Road) on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 3 - 6 p.m. To honor Don’s memory, the family requests donation to or volunteer service with People Who Care (PO Box 12977, Prescott, AZ 86304) or to another service program of your choosing.
Affordable Burial & Cremation, LLC, of Chino Valley, Arizona, handled all arrangements.
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