Huber, William J.

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William J. Huber passed away peacefully on the evening of February 7 at the age of 94 surrounded by family. Bill was born on May 13, 1928 in Jamaica, New York to Leopold and Mary (Quinn) Huber and was the youngest of four.

He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 71 years Georgene Huber; his parents, Mary (Quinn) and Leopold Huber; his brother and sister-in-law Frank and Dot Huber; and his sister and brother-in-law Helen and Tom Breen.

Bill and Georgene celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in June of 2022 before Georgene passed away in September of that year. Bill is survived by his brother Albert and sister-in-law Linda Huber, his daughter Jeanne Huber-Happy, his son William (“Bill”) D. Huber and daughter-in-law Lynn Huber; his nieces Helen, Carol, and Nancy and his nephews Tom, Jim and Steven. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kelsey (Huber) Pasquarell, Clare (Huber) Humphrys, Julian Happy and Benjamin Huber, their spouses Micah Pasquarell, Adam Humphrys, Katie Happy and Elysia Huber, and the lights of his life, his six great-grandchildren, Grace, Dominic, Beatrice and John Pasquarell and Evelyn and Declan Humphrys.

During his childhood in the Great Depression the family moved several times between Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island, including an extended period of time in Sayville. Bill attended Queens College and then CCNY where he completed his BS in Electrical Engineering.

Bill initially joined the Marines but transferred to the Army where he worked as an electrical engineer in Washington, DC during the Korean War. After the army Bill completed his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland. During his long career as an engineer he worked for Sperry and United Technologies. He also earned a second MS from Brooklyn Poly. A lifelong reader, Bill had a keen interest in physics, creation and the cosmos.

Bill was elected to the Westbury Board of Education where he served one term. Bill and Georgene also resided in Westport, CT and retired finally to Blacksburg, VA.

Bill took up running as a lifelong passion beginning in the early 70s and continued for much of his life, completing two Marine Corps Marathons and competing as the oldest runner in the Westport Minuteman race. Bill was an active member of the Pequot Runners Club in Southport Connecticut and loved putting on the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, continuing as a volunteer after he was no longer able to run in the event.

A lifelong Catholic, Bill and Georgene attended St. Brigid’s in Westbury, NY, St. Thomas in Fairfield, CT, St. Mary’s in Blacksburg and Holy Spirit in Christiansburg, VA.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 4-6:00 PM, Friday, February 17, 2023 at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr. S.W. Blacksburg, Virginia