GUILDERLAND – With great sadness, the family of Albert W. “Al” Huba, 94, announces his passing at Albany Memorial Hospital on Monday, December 31, 2012. Mr. Huba was born in Albany, the son of the late William and Mary Huba. He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Rita M. Johnson Huba.
Mr. Huba was a 1935 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and retired in 1980 as the Right of Way and Claims Supervisor of the former New York Telephone Co. He was a World War II Marine Corps Veteran, and a sergeant in the Fifth Marine Division. He participated in the invasion and battle of Iwo Jima, and later served in the occupation of Japan.
He was a former trustee and longtime communicant of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Westmere; a charter member of the Albany Nocturnal Adoration Society; a long time member of the Western Turnpike Golf Club, where he was club champ 21 times; a life member of the Marine Corps League; a member of the Fifth Marine Association; and a life member of the Telephone Company Pioneers.
Survivors include one son Thomas and his wife Patricia of Chantilly, VA; four daughters: Marie Huba of Guilderland, Anne Cheeseman of Glenmont, Jean Huba of Guilderland, and Mary Vrolijk and her husband Gregory of Schenectady. His son Howard died in 1994. He also has a sister Mary Blessing of Clarksville; four grandsons: James Huba, Brian Cheeseman, Gregory Vrolijk, and Jason Vrolijk; three granddaughters: Kelly Cheeseman, Laran Huba, and Lindsey Huba; two great granddaughters Mackenzie Huba and Maris Cheeseman; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Harold J., Walter E., Edward, Joseph, Raymond and Robert; and by his sisters Gertrude Masse and Dolores Huba.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 9:00, and from there to Christ the King Church, Sumpter Ave., Guilderland, at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather in the funeral home at 4:30 pm Thursday for a service of prayer and remembrance. All are welcome. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church Building Fund, 10 Sumpter Ave., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Mr. Huba’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, New York.
Bonnie Jones and family
Tom, Patty, Laran, Lindsey: we were saddened to hear about Al’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you through this heartbreaking time. There’s nothing we can say that will ease your pain but we just wanted you to know we are thinking of you. With deepest condolences, Bonnie, Craig, Kevin and Stephanie
Beverly Huba McCasland
To my dear cousins and their families my prayers are with you all. Dear Uncle Al is surely now with your Mom.
He was always there to help me out when my father was ill as he was there for everyone. A very busy, spiritual and loving man. He will be missed. He has lived a long fulfilling life.
I can hear him singing now at the family functions and he is singing now on his stairway to heaven.
Jennifer Daly (McCasland)
Sending the family much love during this time. Uncle Al was always so supportive of my mother, Beverly, and of our family. Best wishes.
Linda and Kenny Grace
Patty, Tom, Laran, Lindsey:
We wish we could be there with you to lend our support in your time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Shirley, Paul, and Andy Levesque
Tom, Patty, Laran, and Lindsey: We are so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. I have fond memories of him singing at your wedding and of his visits to your house over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Shirley, Paul, and Andy
Shirley, Paul, and Andy Levesque
Marie, Anne, Jean, and Mary: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. Your dad was a such a nice man. With deepest condolences, Shirley, Paul, and Andy
Paul & Barbara Sherman
Anne, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Paul & Barbara
Rich and Karen Maikels and Edna Hornachek
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Al. Rich remembers all of golf games they had and one in particular for the club championship. Your dad beat him on the last hole, the last putt by a foot. What a great time they had together. Rich had great respect for him. My mother Edna worked with your dad at the telephone company and thought he was such a nice gentleman. She thinks he had alot to do with finding her a different job 50 years ago instead of being let go after she was hired as a telephone operator and found out she was to short and couldn’t reach the switch board. She says he was always the kind of man that did wonderful things like that and never wanted anyone to know. Our prayers are with you and you family.
Tom, so sorry for your loss. You have mentioned your father often in our conversations. It sounds like he was a very accomplished man as well as a great golfer as you have mentioned. I’m sure that you are very proud that he taught you the game of golf that you enjoy and play so well.
Greggand Vicky Adkins
Please accept my condolances. Your father lived along and fruitful life and I’m very thankful for his service to this country. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ken & Connie Doran
Dear Huba Family, Al has been our beloved friend since the foundation of our Parish of Christ the King. He & Ken were fellow officers of the now- defunct Men’s Group, worked together on the Bishop’s Fund, on organizing annual retreats at the Jesuit Retreat House, Auriesville, & drove together to monthly meetings of the Nocturnal Adoration Society in Guilderland and in Albany. We have prayed for him and you throughout his failing health, and always will. We’re enrolling him in the Salvatorian Perpetual Mass Assn. which assures that he will be prayed for eternally at a special daily Mass at their motherhouse in Rome, Italy. Chins up, everyone! Love to all, Connie & Ken Doran
John DuBois & Laura Hoenig
Mary & Greg and Family,
Sorry to hear about the passing of Mary’s Dad. Are thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May all the good memories help you get you though this difficult time.
The McTague Family
To the Huba Family:
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He had a very long and healthy life. Our family has fond memories of him from our years of growing up with all of you on Hanes St. He was always so friendly to all of the kids on the block. He had a big heart and it was evident to us even as kids that the loves of his life were for God, his family and then golf. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cherish the memories. With Love, the McTagues
(John, Tim, Maureen, Sheila and Karen)
Tom sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandra, Joe & Bill Cumpston says:
To: Tom,Patty, Laran & Lindsey,
We are deeply sorry for Albert’s passing. He is remembered as being a good and kind man from our many past visits. We would like to send you & all of the Huba family our deepest condolences during this time of grief. And to Albert we would like to say to you until we meet again. With much respect & love, Sandra, Joe & Bill
Dear Marie and Family,
I was saddened ti hear about your dad. The struggle in the end was hard for all I am sure. No matter how long you prepared yourselves, your are always awakened emotionally at that final moment. I have looked at the wonderful video you prepared on his life and all the joys shared by family and friends. He was lucky to have spent so long with us but now may he rest in peace with the Lord, may he be reunited with all those who have gone before him and may they share together in the eternal gift of God.
My prayers are with you all…..Pam