ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Larry Joseph Huber passed away at his home in St. Louis, Mo., on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the age of 63 after losing his battle with cancer.
Larry was born in Peoria on July 20, 1949, the son of Howard J. and Verna J. (Smith) Huber, who preceded him in death. He grew up in Princeton and graduated from Princeton High School in 1967.
The Huber family auto repair business was Huber’s Sinclair service station on East Peru Street from the mid 1950s to early 1970s. As a member of the U.S. Army, Larry served his country in Vietnam. Following military service, he relocated to the St. Louis, Mo., area. Always a mechanic by trade, he was a long-time employee of Altec Service Group in Wentzville, Mo. (formerly Powerline Equipment). He was a man of his word and a hard worker. He loved to spend his spare time riding his motorcycle, hunting and working on his property in the country.
He is survived by his wife, Judy (Strake) Huber; a daughter, Jennifer Mundy; his grandchildren, Jeff, Jacqueline and Jessica Mundy; and his loving canine friend, Cody. Larry is also survived by four sisters, Sharon McKinnon, Jo Ann Rotter and Brenda Dotson of the St. Louis area, and Debra Steffek of York County, Pa.; four nephews, Scott Novotny, Brett Novotny, Kevin Rotter and David Dotson; four nieces, Michelle McKinnon, Sarah Chandler, Stacey Shanberger and Tonya Classon; and many other relatives and friends.
At Larry’s request, his body was cremated and there will be no visitation or funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or your local Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).