Dr. Donald Huber
March 01, 1930 - January 02, 2021
Visitation: Visitation for Don & Lynn will be Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home Inc. Ross Twp,
Service: Mass of Christian Burial for Don & Lynn will be at St John Neumann Church Friday 10:00 a.m.
Dr. Donald Joseph Huber, age 90, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2021. He was born March 1, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Paul and Cecilia Huber. He married his lifetime love, Karolyn Beran, at St. Teresa’s church on September 7, 1957.
Don Huber, a true native son of Pittsburgh, studied to be a physician first at Duquesne University followed by medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Huber chose the path of Family Practitioner, eventually becoming a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice, a discipline in which he felt he could best serve the people under his care. His medical career was truly one of service to the community. As a young practicing physician Dr. Huber would make house calls for his most ill patients and over time set up a home office where he would treat local patients who had urgent needs off hours. Dr. Huber served at the Vincentian Nursing Home as an in-housephysician, helping many elderly residents find comfort and peace in their final days. Upon his official retirement from full time medicine Dr. Huber volunteered by serving the homeless of Pittsburgh into his 80’s, many times seeking out those in need where they could be found under bridges and on the streets and ministering to them.
Don was an avid golfer and bridge player, enjoyed attending the theater and concerts, and engaged in hunting and fishing in his younger years as well. Don was a long-time member at Highland Country Club and enjoyed playing golf at many different and varied courses, both nationally and internationally. He was a Steeler fan, enjoying both watching and attending games during his life. Accompanied by his wife Karolyn, Don enjoyed traveling during his retirement years and visited numerous countries and sites of interest that spanned the globe. Having seen much of the world, Don commented that Pittsburgh was always his true home and felt there was no better place for him and his family to live.
Don was married to the love of his life, Karolyn Beran Huber, for 63 blessed years, a true testament to their love for each other that never dimmed and a model for what a true and selfless marriage, based on mutual love and respect, can be in today’s world. Don had a strong Catholic faith that guided him through his life as a man, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was affectionately known to his grandchildren as “Doc”. Don took great pride in his children and grandchildren and invested his time and efforts to be supportive of their lives and dreams.
Don had a large extended family that he nurtured during his life. He is survived by his three sons Donald and his wife Mary Beth Huber, Mark and his wife Lisa Huber, and Matthew and his wife Joan Huber, as well as his two daughters Victoria Tecce and her husband Dr. Marc Tecce, and Jennie Kirschler and her husband Rob Cook. Don was preceded in death by his granddaughter Emma Huber. Don was also preceded in death by his loving wife Karolyn by less than a week, a fitting end to two lives dedicated so much to each other. Don and Karolyn will be laid to rest together for eternity. Don is survived by a total of 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. All of these he loved and touched deeply. Don Huber, a servant to the Pittsburgh community, will be missed by so many.
Please join us celebrating Don and Lynn’s life Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home Inc. 806 Perry Hwy North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Neumann Church Friday 10:00 a.m. Everyone please meet at Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Light Of Life Rescue Mission in Pittsburgh.