From a contemporary press report:
John Arthur Huber, 78, a retired Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant and computer systems analyst, died of a lung ailment December 2, 2002, at his home at Greenspring Village in Alexandria, Virginia.
He was a native of Arlington and a graduate of Washington-Lee High School. He joined the Marines in 1943 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was awarded two Purple Hearts.
After he retired from the Marine Corps in 1964, he worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and at Marine Corps headquarters. He retired again in 1972.
In Alexandria, he was a volunteer with the Alive! charitable organization, Meals on Wheels and five homeless shelters and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
His first wife, Winifred Turner, died in 1957.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Dwyer Huber of Alexandria; four children from his first marriage, Linda Wilson and John Wesley Huber, both residents of Alexandria, Sandra Saunders of Fredericksburg and Robert W. Huber of Los Angeles; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
HUBER, JOHN A., MGySgt, USMC (Ret.)
On Monday, December 9, 2002, at his home. Beloved husband of Patricia Dwyer Huber; father of Linda Wilson and her late husband Asa, of Alexandria, Virginia, Sandra Saunders and her husband Robert of Fredericksburg, Virginia, John Wesley Huber of Alexandria and Robert Huber of Los Angeles. Four granddaughters, Robin Saunders, Christine Kuney, Dawn Saunders and Desta Militzer; and one grandson, Mark Torbert; nine great-grandchildren and a devoted niece, Betty Lou McLaughlin also survive him. His wife, Winifred Turner Huber preceded him in death.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 16 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community, 1427 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, Virginia. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
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