Dr. Robert J. Houston, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 21, 2015. Robert was born in 1931 in Garner, North Carolina. He attended Davidson College before enlisting in the army and serving in the Korean War. When he returned, he completed his education and training at the Southern College of Optometry. A longtime resident of Columbus Ohio, Robert owned his own contact lens company, Argus Labs, and later worked as a self-employed optometrist.
After his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, researching genealogy, reading, and vacationing on Topsail Island, North Carolina. Robert recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his beloved wife, Ev. He also leaves behind his three children, Ann Nikolai, Lori, and Ben; his daughters-in-law, Ellen and Michelle; and his grandson, Cameron Robert; as well as Mia, the family therapy dog.
The funeral is being held at Saint John’s Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church at 5858 Cleveland Avenue. The visitation is on Tuesday, January 27 from 5-7 p.m., followed by the Parastas. The funeral service is on Wednesday, January 28 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to St. John’s Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church or the Salvation Army. RODMAN-SNYDER MEMORIAL CENTER, Columbus, Ohio is honored to serve Robert’s family.