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Thomas Edward Huber

Thomas Edward Huber
  • April 8, 1933 - September 29, 2019
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to:
  • Guiding Eyes for the Blind
    611 Granite Springs Road
    Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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“A great guy has been taken. Tom treated everyone with respect no matter what they did at GSFC. He always asked how my family was when we would pass...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Cusick - Coworker

“The world has lost a wonderful person. I knew Tom from my time at Goddard. He was always kind and caring and treated everyone as an equal and as a...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Jackie Scully - PA - Coworker

“I had the privilege of working with Tom at Goddard before he retired. His positive attitude and kindness was always present. He was very proud of...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Yates Comeyne - FL

“Such a great man, Tom always made everyone feel valued and special. He always had time for you no matter what, very approachable and always had kind...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Ruth Jennings - Owings, MD

“Tom's leadership, integrity and genuine concern for others was evident and stated by all who came to know Tom. Tom was an example to all and his...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Richard Weiss - Potomac, MD

“We met Tom and Ruth over 50 years ago when our families moved to Bond Mill Woods in Laurel. Our kids grew up together and still remain friends. Tom...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Alice Keefe - Laurel, MD

“Tom was my supervisor for a number of years when he was the Director of Engineering at Goddard and I was his secretary. Not only was he a great boss...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Mary McKaig - Odenton, MD

“with deepest sympathy for Mr. Huber's family and friends. My dad, Jim Stephens, worked with Mr. Huber at NASA, and Uncle Harry Benefiel good friends...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Janine Benefiel - Cordova, MD

“I knew Tom for most of the 30 years I was at NASA and always found him to be one of the most positive and friendly persons I ever knew there. He was,...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Case - Ellicott City, MD

“Although I have worked at GSFC for the past 20 years, Tom retired before I arrived and I never had the pleasure of meeting him. I only know him...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Scott - York, PA - family

“Mr. Huber was such a fantastic person. I got to know him through his son and our friend, Tom Jr. Whenever we had time to talk at family functions...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Shelli Cinotti - Fulton, MD

“Tom was one of my supervisors at NASA. During the time I worked for him, I grew to know him as a compassionate leader and one that was readily...Read More »
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16 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Gavin

“My wife, Debbie, and I worked for Tom in the Engineering Director at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, when he was the Director of Engineering. It...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Bob & Debbie Lebair - Glenwood, MD

“Tom was my colleague, friend, and boss for nearly 15 years at Goddard. There were many great engineers, managers, and visionaries during his era. Tom...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Ed Powers - Chevy Chase, MD

“My father was such an amazing man. I remember no matter what I looked it he always told me I was beautiful. I think he truly saw the best in everyone...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Gavin - Hamilton, VA

“I worked with Tom at NASA for many years. His technical expertise and leadership skills were indeed remarkable. However, it is his character that...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Allan Sherman - Gaithersburg, MD


Thomas Edward Huber, 86, of Mount Pleasant, SC, former longtime resident of Laurel, MD, husband of Ruth, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019. A funeral mass will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 at St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church, Laurel, Maryland at 11 am with a reception following in the Breen Room. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Born April 8, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Paul and Cecelia Huber. He served in the United States Army Signal Corps from 1956-1957, and received a degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Tech. In 1964, Tom began his 31-year career with NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center and retired as Deputy Director in 1995. He was a member of St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church and active in the community as a coach and a referee for the Laurel Boys and Girls Club, a charter member of West Laurel's first swimming pool and a volunteer with Meals On Wheels and his church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth; seven children: Linda Thompson, Barbara Baker, James Huber, Edward Huber, Diane Rogers, Thomas J. Huber and Sharon Gavin; 12 grandchildren; brother, Dr. Donald Huber and brother, Jack Huber, who preceded him in death.

Tom never met a stranger; he always saw the best in everyone. He had a way of making everyone he met feel special and important. He loved fully and was not afraid to express that love. He will leave a hole in our hearts and will be forever missed.

Flowers will be accepted for the service at St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church in Laurel, Maryland, or memorials may be made to the Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598.

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