John William "Bill" Huber, 59 years old, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1999. He was born January 21, 1949 in Pittsburgh, PA. He died Monday, April 28, 2008 at his home.
Bill is survived by his wife, Nancy (nee Hesel) Huber of Naperville, whom he married August 7, 1971; three children, Janine Huber (Donald) Garner of Indianapolis, IN, Jonathan William (Laura Ziegler) Huber of Knoxville, TN, Dr Kari Huber (Jeffery) Langley of Charlotte, NC; two grandchildren, Margaret "Maggie" Jean Garner and Andrew James Langley; his mother, Pauline Polizzi Huber of Elco, PA; two sisters, Paula Huber (James) Anderson and Gail Huber (Marty) Abercrombie; and numerous nieces and nephews as well as grand-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, William T. Huber.
Bill grew up in Elco, PA and attended California High School, California, PA where he was President of the Senior Class. He was a 1971 graduate of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, where he received his BS degree in Civil Engineering. He was a member of Men's Glee Club, Lacrosse Team, and a founding father of a local chapter of Sigma Alpha Theta Fraternity, which became Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
In 1974, he received his Professional Engineer Certification and had his license in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Utah and Colorado. He began his career in underground mining in Pennsylvania and advanced to mining operations in Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, serving as president at numerous coal-mining companies and was a member of Careers in Coal since 1990. He ended his career employed by Weir International Mining Consultants in Downers Grove, IL as a mining consultant.
Bill's love of music was evident when he performed in numerous church choirs including the Chancel Choir, New Life Singers, and Grace Praise Team at Grace United Methodist Church. He also performed in Community Theater in London, KY performing in Damn Yankees, Music Man, 1776, and Carrousel.
His love of children included activities as a soccer coach, a church youth mission leader, and as a church league basketball coach.Memorial Visitation Friday May 2nd, 4-8pm at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Memorial Services Saturday May 3rd, 1:30pm at Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville. Interment: private.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bill Huber's memory to: Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville, IL 60540 OR Leukemia Research Foundation, 3520 Lake Avenue, Suite #202, Wilmette, IL 60091-1064. The Leukemia Foundation asks that you include this information with your donation: In memory of Bill Huber, 512 Bourbon Lane, Naperville, IL 60565.