On Thursday, Oskar Richard Huber, former president of the Southampton-based furniture retailer, passed away Thursday after battling a short illness.
The two Oskar Huber furniture stores, which are still operated by the family, will close their doors on Tuesday in honor of the company's former president, the retailer said on their website.
"Dad was very active in his day, not only with managing the family business but also with his many outside interests and concerns. He was known for his generosity, kindness, & faith … and he had a warm, easygoing, and sometimes flamboyant personality … he drew people to him and loved to share a laugh," according to a statement from the Huber family.
Huber, who was born in October of 1933, married his wife, Doris, in the late 1950s at the age of 23. The couple was married for 54 years and had four sons Ron, Don, and Glenn. He also is survived by 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family released a list of organizations for which Huber served:
· Past President of Oskar Huber Furniture, grew the business to 3 stores
· Past Member, Board of Managers of Masonic Home of Lafayette Hill
· President of the Masonic Home Board from 1983 to 1991
· Past Potentate – LuLu Temple Shrine, Life Member LuLu Temple Shrine
· Life Member, US Naval Academy Association
· Life Member, Joseph H. Brown Lodge F&AM #751
· Former Director, Cheltenham Federal Savings & Loan
· Past Chairman of the Board - Prime Savings Bank
· Vice Chairman of Board of Governors, 1986 through 1991, Shriners Hospital Phila. Unit
· Former President, Masonic Veterans of Pennsylvania
· Chaplain, Imperial Shrine 1991-92
Services for Huber will be held Tuesday morning at St. John United Methodist Church on Almshouse Road in Ivyland.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations for: Abington Hospice at Warminster, 225 Newtown Rd. Warminster 18974 or Shriners Hospital/Philadelphia Unit 3551 N Broad St. Phila. 19140.