Sunday, June 13, 2004

Paul W. Huster Jr., lab chemist at Avon


Volunteer active in Mt. Airy Civic Club

By; Nicole Hamilton
The Cincinnati Enquirer

MOUNT AIRY - Paul William Huster Jr. wasn't much for idleness.

"He was busy, busy, busy," said his wife, Kimberlee Kusnerak. "Besides volunteering and working, he was interested in holistic medicine and gardening. He even made our detergent."

Mr. Huster died Thursday at home of a heart attack. The Mount Airy resident was 49.

Raised in Groesbeck, Mr. Huster graduated from LaSalle High School in 1972 and earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Edgecliff College in 1979.

He spent most of his career working as a chemist, and at the time of his death was employed by Avon Products, where he worked in the test laboratory.

Mr. Huster was treasurer of the Mount Airy Civic Club and a member of the United Italian Society.

He enjoyed collecting soda and beer memorabilia, especially Burger Beer products, which at one time was owned by distant relatives.

A sister, Teresa Huster, died previously.

Besides his wife, other survivors include a son, Christopher Paul Huster of Kenwood; two daughters, Angela Marie Huster of Kenwood and Samantha Joann Huster of Delhi Township; two brothers, Steve Huster of Sunman, Ind., and Michael Anthony Huster of Fairfield; a sister, Carolyn King of Fairfield, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Frederick Funeral Home, 2553 Banning Road, Colerain Township.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Little Flower Church, 5560 Kirby Ave., Mount Airy.

Burial will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery, Price Hill.

Memorials may be made to LaSalle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, 45239, or to St. Francis Oldenburg Retirement Fund, PO Box 100, Oldenburg, Ind., 47036-0100.

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E-mail: nhamilton@enquirer.com




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