On December 26, 2020, George L. Huber, Jr., passed away from COVID-related pneumonia. George was the devoted husband of the late Gwendolyn K. Huber; proud father of Alison Huber Price (Timothy C. Price) and Victoria Marie Huber (Richard M. Hauf); playful grandfather of Jackson Price, Ford Price, Ike Price, Eva Barbara Hauf, Samuel Huber Hauf, Helena Gwendolyn Hauf, Diana Marie Hauf; and cherished cousin and “little brother” of Gloria Paar. George is also survived by caring in-laws, Walter “Manny” Knott (Bonnie) and Diana K. Chaney, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Born in Baltimore, MD, to George and Ida Huber, George always enjoyed sports, swimming and boating with his brother and cousins at Middle River, icing cookies to be sold at Huber’s Fancy Cookies in Lexington Market, and playing cards. He was smart, hardworking, and full of confidence. He graduated from the A Program at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in three years and then from Shepherd College in 1957. He briefly served in the United States Navy Reserves. In 1960, he graduated from the University of Maryland Law School. He was a successful trial lawyer for over 40 years and never hesitated to mentor young lawyers or to help a friend or relative needing legal assistance.
George met Gwen at Shepherd College, and although Gwen had many suitors, George won her heart. They were married on December 27, 1960, and initially located in Baltimore, MD. In 1970, George wisely picked an undeveloped lot in Dunloggin, Ellicott City for his family, and from 1970 through 2017, he helped Gwen to make a happy home for his family and poodles, Pierre and Napoleon. He worked many nights alongside his own father to finish their basement for years of enjoyment, and he designed his own substantial addition in 1990. He loved decorating for Christmas, including putting out his train garden, and tending bar for their many social gatherings.
Throughout his life, George was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. George helped to decorate the beautiful sanctuary for Christmas Eve on many occasions.
Throughout his parenting and grandparenting years, George enjoyed boating in Assawoman Bay, helping his daughters renovate their homes and restore furniture, golfing, traveling and playing cards with family and friends, watching professional and college sports, reading books, and eating cookies. Always generous with his time and gifts, George loved teaching his sons-in-law and grandchildren how to drive boats, play cards or pool, and how to tinker. Even after suffering a stroke in February 2009, George continued to win most of his card games, finished many books, and took two cruises and several shorter trips with Gwen, family, and friends.
In his final years, he returned to South Rolling Road in Catonsville, MD, where he had so many happy memories, albeit to live at Brightview Senior Assisted Living, Catonsville where he could receive around-the-clock assistance. Although much diminished, true to his love of Christmas and decorating, he naturally directed where to hang the ornaments on the small tree in his new room. It is fitting that he was called to go be with Gwen during the holidays and in time to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary together on December 27th.
The family is grateful for the care and compassion he received from the staff of Brightview Catonsville’s Wellspring Village and of Gilchrist Hospice.
Due to the pandemic, the family will hold a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, or to the Gilchrist COVID-19 Support Fund.
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Christ Lutheran Church
701 South Charles St, Baltimore MD 21230
Gilchrist Covid-19 Support Fund
11311 McCormick Rd. Ste 350, Hunt Valley MD 21031