The City Remembers a Coatesville Treasure

On Sunday, September 11, 2022 as the city reflected and participated in 9/11 ceremonies and attended the funeral services of one of our most precious centenarian. That same day City Hall lost a man who was larger than life, with a heart of steel and a passion for those less fortunate than others.  Charles (Chip) Huston, Coatesville Assistant City Manager, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2022 after a 3 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer.

One would never know the journey Chip traveled unless he’d share the humorous side of his fight, and when he told his story you didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. He always knew the end was near, but he continued to work and serve the City of Coatesville. His impact on the City reads like a collection of short stories of good deeds, progress, advocacy, community building and leadership. He proudly displayed his commitment to our administration and the vision for Coatesville each and every day. Chip was instrumental in several city projects that will have his lasting mark for generations. We were grateful to have shared an office with Chip, a friendship with Chip, a smile with Chip. If you knew Mr. Huston, please take a moment to remember him and pray for his loving family in the coming days…

~ James L.

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