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Donald Pierce Huber


Donald Pierce Huber (July 2, 1938 - May 16, 2024) age 85 of New Hope, PA passed away late Thursday evening. Beloved son of Jack and Dorothy Huber (nee Kenney). He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara, his daughters Kathryn Fitzgerald (Ward) of Haverford, PA and Elizabeth Chyorny (Dmitry) of Newtown, PA and four adoring grandchildren Francie, Maggie, Teddy, and Lily. He was further survived by his brother Doug Huber of Ohio.

Don was born in Erlanger, Kentucky across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, OH. He attended Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, KY, and quickly emerged as a shining star, effortlessly balancing his academic pursuits with his athletic passions. His talent on the field was undeniable, lettering and being named All State as starting quarterback and catcher for the Dixie Heights Colonels. In 1955, he led his team to victory, clinching the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference Championship - a testament to his leadership and dedication. His academic and athletic prowess caught the eye of many, ultimately earning him a full scholarship to the prestigious Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where he continued to excel on the gridiron.

Having earned high honors at Centre College upon graduation he moved to New Orleans to join the Aetna Insurance Company. Later that year, Don enlisted in the Army Reserves and attended basic training in Augusta, GA. Shortly after his return he was recruited into the management training program of The Johnson & Johnson Company where he rose the ranks of sales, marketing, and management leaving his mark criss-crossing the country, having led offices and regions coast to coast, ultimately being assigned to the McNeil division in 1975. While at McNeil, Don played a critical role in managing the communication issues and was among the Johnson & Johnson spokespersons during the McNeil Tylenol tampering scandal in 1982.

In the latter part of his career, Don was once again recruited, this time by Confab Corporation and later by Arquest Inc, a niche competitor in the consumer goods industry. He continued to excel in roles as a senior executive in sales and marketing until his retirement in 2004, where he was widely recognized for his contributions. Shortly after retiring, Don realized that his desire to contribute to society remained strong. He embarked on a new career delivering flowers, a job that brought him immense joy. Seeing the happiness in people’s faces when they received flowers, knowing someone was thinking of them, made each day fulfilling for Don.

Don, who was raised a devout Southern Baptist, carried with him an enduring and deep faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ throughout his life. Until his passing, he served as an active member and elder of the Forest Grove Presbyterian Church in Bucks County, PA. His dedication to his faith was unwavering and served as a guiding light in all aspects of his life.

He was kind and generous, big hearted, gentle, and served his family undauntingly while his grandchildren and ALL their friends endearingly calling him “Grandaddy”. He was a strong patriot and many said he was among the most ethical principled and righteous men to walk among us. Before Jesus left the earth the Gospels note he proclaimed to his disciples “Follow Me” … a rallying cry Don journeyed his entire life.

Don peacefully passed away on Thursday, succumbing to a natural death after bravely fighting through illness for three months. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. A private service will be held to honor his memory.

In lieu of flowers, donations of condolences and remembrance can be made in Don’s name to Main Line Deputy Dog, 295 Three Tun Road, Malvern, PA 19355. This organization held a special place in Don’s heart, reflecting his profound love and care for mankind and animals alike.

Don’s legacy of kindness, generosity, and compassion will forever be remembered in the hearts of those he touched. His family will cherish and uphold his lessons of hard work, humility, and holiness, ensuring that his values continue to illuminate their lives, guiding their paths and serving as a beacon of light in a world that often yearns for such virtues.

Life Celebration services provided by John F. Givnish of Buckingham

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