Huber, Joan C.

Joan C. Huber died peacefully in Wilmington, DE on November 29 at the age of 84. Joan’s life was defined by her profound love of family and friends, and her devotion to the Christian faith.

Joan was born in 1938 in Wilmington to Clara (Porst) and Charles Huber, Sr. She was a 1955 graduate of P.S. duPont High School, and completed her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware in 1960. Joan was employed as a psychiatric social worker by the Delaware State Hospital for 25 years, retired in 1991 and then volunteered at the Henrietta Johnson Clinic, Department of Public Welfare until 2002. Additionally, Joan received her Master of Library Science in 1972 from Drexel University, and worked evenings and weekends at the Wilmington Public Library and Delaware Technical and Community College as the librarian to Continuing Education students.

Joan was a voracious reader. She loved any kind of history - global, national, and local - Joan was our family historian. Her combined love of history and travel took her to many places in the US and abroad. Joan participated in one of the first trips to China after the US renewed diplomatic relations in 1972; and in September 1988, Joan accompanied her sister-in-law, Lyn and brother-in-law, Lou to the Olympics in South Korea to cheer on her niece, Vicki Huber (Rudawsky) in the 3000m Track and Field event.

Joan was an active member of Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church, and looked forward to her weekly Bible Study group with dear friends. Joan was an avid, talented, and prolific embroiderer, and she enjoyed gifting her cross stitch pieces to family and friends.

Joan was predeceased by her parents Clara and Charles Huber, Sr., her niece, Tracy Sue Bonavita Hollister, and her sister and brother-in-law Thelma and Lou Jackson.

Joan is survived by her brother Charles W. Huber, Jr and wife Lyn (Wilmington, DE), niece Jill Amer and husband Paul (Moultonborough, NH), nephew David S. Huber and wife Sasha (Newark, DE), and niece Vicki Rudawsky and husband Andrew (Garnett Valley, PA). Additionally, Joan is survived by the nine grandnieces and grandnephews she adored, as well as two precious great grandnieces.

The family is indebted to the Diamond Family (Thomas, Lauren, and Tony), Nicole Caroselli, Chris Pollock, Florence Goodwin, and Diana Lennick for their devoted assistance to Joan. We are grateful to the many kind and caring members of Joan’s Immanuel Highlands family. We deeply appreciate the compassionate outpatient care provided by Christiana Care Family Medicine, and the exceptional care and kindness of Wilmington Hospital and Accent Care.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 8, at 11am at Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church, 2400 W. 17th Street Wilmington DE 19806. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church.

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