Dale Huffman

 1/23/1936 - 7/25/2015

Inducted 2008

Dale Huffman was a well-known columnist, humanitarian, and man-about-town. His heartwarming stories about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances made reading the Dayton Daily News a pleasure for over 30 years. A man with a knack for making friends, he was loved for his unabashed booster-ism of his town. And could he tell a story! Human interest, interesting socks, raising interest in worthwhile causes, interesting others in volunteering…Dale Huffman did it all. He was never at a loss for something to write about: at one point he wrote a column a day for over 2,500 days without a break. In addition to his skill as a writer, he was an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer. It was hard to attend a community event without seeing him there, often as Master of Ceremonies. His honors are legion: he was awarded over 300 plaques. One of the most memorable was the recognition by President Bush senior in 1993 as the nation’s 1,001st Point of Light. He believed it was important to touch other lives in a positive way, and clearly practiced what he preached.