Walter Lee Huber, Sr.

Walter Lee Huber, Sr.

February 04, 1918 - September 22, 2009

Walter Lee Huber, Sr.

February 04, 1918 - September 22, 2009


Huber, Walter Lee Sr. entered this life February 4, 1918 and began eternal life on September 22, 2009 at age 91. He was a resident of Mission Viejo for over 40 years. A member of the ‘Greatest Generation’, Walt was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Male High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at 17 where he proudly served his country with distinction as a Marine Corps Officer during WWII and Korea. In 1944, he fought in the Battle of Peleliu under the command of Lt. Gen. Louis B. Chesty Puller and was Aerial Photographic Section Lead during the Okinawa campaign. Walt had a vibrant full life with 34 proud years in military service and a love of aviation. Retiring to civilian life, Walt owned Southwest Aerial Surveys and was a flight instructor at El Toro Marine Aero Club until he hung up his flight suit at the age of 80. He was a member of the OX5 Club, Association of Naval Aviation, AOPA, plank owner of the Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola, a military author and an avid reader of military history and biographies.

Walt was happily married to and is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy; 6 daughters, Nancy DeJohn, Marian Mann Reeve Chudd, Linda Ford Bill, Barbara Huber, Janet Carlen James; Pamela Huber; a son, Walter L. Huber, Jr Luanna ; sister Pauline Seelbach; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, Pauline and Walter he was predeceased by his sisters Mason Johnston and Jo Snead.

His family sends heartfelt appreciation to Dr. William Nelson, Diane and the caring staff of 1 East at Saddleback Hospital. All friends and family are welcome to celebrate Walt’s life on Friday, October 2 at 4pm in the Chapel at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills. Military internment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery. He will always remain in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation at 3800 Fettler Park Dr. #104, Dumfries, VA 22025. Please remember to support your local Blood Bank.

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1 responses to Walter Lee Huber, Sr.

  1. Jim Yerardi says:

    I have been thinking about Walt almost monthly for the past “many years” and have always wanted to call him. I knew Walt was getting older, and always wanted to talk to him before it was too late.

    On 02/21/2010, while I was on vacation in Cape Cod with my wife and two young kids, I was sitting by the pool and thought about contacting Walt again. I looked him up on the internet and saw his obituary. I was very sad to see that he had died, but was glad that Walt was able to live a full life and was able to do what he loved for many years flying.

    I moved from California to New Hampshire in 1998, and in 1999, I called Walt after getting a job at Pan AM. I talked to him for awhile, and told him I would keep in touch. Somewhere in 2005, I called Walt again and spoke with his wife, and was told that Walt was busy and I told her that I would call again at a later time.

    I am very sorry that I never called right back. I loved talking to Walt about the “hairy” times we had in the cockpit, and he used to love telling the most memorable stories that we had in the cockpit I am laughing now as I type this.

    I will always remember Walt and hope to see him again someday. I really loved being around him.

    And to his family, I am very sorry for your loss, and pray that you will always remember your favorite times you had with Walt, as I will always remember mine.

    Jim Yerardi
    24 Mathes Hill Drive
    Dover, NH 03820

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