The Reverend David E. Huff

The Reverend David E. Huff


Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. David E. Huff, 87, of Franklin, NH who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Golden Crest in Franklin.

He was born in Batavia, NY on April 27, 1935, son of Ernest R. and Dorris I. (Skiff) Huff. David grew up in the Batavia, NY area and was a graduate of Batavia High School in 1953. In high school David was student council president, as well as a member of the tennis team, school choir and glee club.

David received a BA degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1957, and later a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and a Doctorate of Divinity from the Hartford Seminary.

David came to the New York Conference in 1962 as a full elder in the United Methodist Church. During his 36 years he served the following churches: Wilton: Zion’s Hill UMC in Wilton, CT; Ravena UMC, Danbury UMC, Wethersfield UMC, Peekskill UMC, and Bantam and Litchfield UMCs. After his retirement in 1998, David moved to New Hampshire and worked as a supply minister, delivering sermons at churches in Meredith, Sandwich and Plymouth, NH.

David was a long-time member of the Pemigewasset Chorale, where his strong bass voice was enjoyed by many. His friends and neighbors will remember his fondness for reading, classical music, baking cookies, football and his rescue dogs, Danny and Cutie.

His family includes his son, Keith A. Huff of Winsted, CT; his brother, Paul Huff of Fort Collins, CO; and two stepchildren, Megan (Spencer) Crampton of Torrington, CT and Donnie Spencer of Southington, CT. He was predeceased by his parents and a son, Scott Douglas Huff.

A funeral service was held on Friday, July 1, 2022 at the Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC, 4 Post Office Square, Plymouth, NH 03264. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 11:00am at the Goshen Cemetery on Route 4, Goshen, CT.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts in David’s memory may be made to the Scott Huff Scholarship Fund, c/o Wamago High School, 98 Wamago Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.