The Life of John Anthony Huber
John Anthony Huber (Jack) died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, February 18th.
Jack was a proud South Philly native from the "Devil's Pocket" and attended St. Anthony's grade school and South Catholic High School. He loved sports and relished his memory of scoring the winning touchdown for the 1950 Concordia sandlot championship football team. He was a longtime coach and mentor to young men at the Folcroft Boys Club.
Jack was a salesman for a variety of building maintenance companies and, at one time, the owner of B & J Sporting Goods in Sharon Hill. During his heyday, "Center City Jack", was a well-known and welcome guest at many of the city's finer (and not-so fine) establishments. Jack Huber was a man in full measure from the intensity of his youth to the calmer, joke-telling companion who embraced banter when he became, "too old to fight and too slow to run."
He lived with passion, loved his family and left a legacy of joyous memories. Jack buried his oldest son, Jack Jr. and is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jane (nee Reilly). He is also survived by four children, Dan (Kathy Lee), Ed (Kate McBreen), Jayne Kelly (Leo) and Patti Pearse (Dan). Jack also has 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral Mass, Saturday, at 11:00am at the Church of Saint George Lamont Ave Glenolden Pa.
Burial in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, feel free to contribute to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association.