Houston Danté Northern—2/6/2017

September 1,1979 — February 6th, 2017

DanteHouston Danté Northern was the first-born child of Tamela Saint, and the fourth child of Houston Northern, Jr.

Houston came into existence on September 1, 1979, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Suddenly and without warning, Houston Danté Northern was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Houston, affectionately known as Danté or Tay, spent the early parts of his life in Philadelphia, where he was educated at De La Salle High School. He was a talented athlete, receiving trophies for participating on his high school basketball team. He was also very passionate about football and an exceptional player on both sides of the scrimmage line.

In 1995, Danté relocated to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, seeking a better life for himself. He received his secondary High School diploma. Danté enjoyed Williamsport and made it his home.

Danté held employment at Paul Beale’s Flower Shop in Philadelphia, the Shamrock pub, Marron’s Café, and Kentucky Fried Chicken in Williamsport. Danté worked as a Chef and Bartender. He was a very hard worker, holding two to three jobs at a time. However, his favorite place of all was the Shamrock. No matter what, he could always be found at the Shamrock.

Danté was known for his great friendships. He bonded easily with everyone crossing his path. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor; it impossible not to acknowledge his presence. Danté imitated a popular soap opera character and became known as the “real life” Victor Newman from The Young and the Restless, who reflected Danté’s strong urban business sense and his flair as a true ladies’ man.

Danté was highly respected. His charismatic ways and joker smile could light up any dark room. Besides his love for cooking, Danté loved football and collecting football jerseys and trinkets. He also enjoyed boxing, but wouldn’t hurt a fly unless dangerously tempted. He was approachable and inviting to all, and never one to ignore a person in need. He never wanted more than was necessary for himself. Danté´was a lover, a fighter and he always protected the ones he loved. Most important, Danté was a son, father, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend.

Danté is preceded in death by his father Houston Northern, Jr.; stepfather Freddie Borrum, two grandmothers, Elsie Saint and Earlene Northern; his grandfather, Houston Northern, Sr.; his brother, Robert Coleman; three uncles, Paul and David Saint, and Hermon Northern; two aunts, Leola Evans and Lout Bertha Woodson, and a very special cousin, Paul Swint.

Danté leaves to mourn his mother, Tamela Swint; stepmother, Lillian Northern; grandfather, Diamond Richard Swint; three sons, Tykee, Isaiah, and Deonté; one daughter, Sanai; four sisters, Katrina, Charmeka (Sean), Erica, and Sade (Gliford); five brothers, Reginald (Caroline), Anthony (Jasmin), David, Sharif and Isaiah; one stepbrother, Daniel Scurry; three aunts, Pamela, Pearl, Nancy; four uncles, Richard, Rodney (Johana), Kevin (Marlisa),  and Keith (Cherrill); four great aunts; three great uncles; ten nieces; seven nephews; two Godmothers, Darlene Langston and Gail James, and a host of cousins and many special friends.

Sorrowfully submitted,
The Saint and Northern Family


The right Hand of God

“Fear not, for I am with you,
be not dismayed for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, I will help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 15
9 a.m.Simcox-McIlvaine
532 Main Street, Lansdale, Pa.
The Moon Family Officiating


Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Department
660 Garfield Avenue, Lansdale, Pa.



One thought on “Houston Danté Northern—2/6/2017

  1. I love you, Tay. Thank you for all you did for me while you were living with my daughter, Jodie. I so enjoyed having you for Christmas dinner and love the electric blanket and heated throw you provided to keep these old bones warm.

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