Eric Paul Huber, 52, of Republic and formerly of Sandusky, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, in his home, following an extended illness.
He was born April 24, 1960, in Sandusky. He graduated from Holy Spirit Seminary, Toledo. He also attended Pontifical College Josephinum.
Eric worked as a caterer and had a great passion for cooking. He worked for many years at Berardi's Family Kitchen, and was manager of John Cousino's Flower Shop for many years. He spent much of his life working and showing compassion to others in need. He worked with AGAPE ministries, handicapped adults, HIV patients and much more.
He was an avid nature lover. He cared for and rescued animals, including dogs, cats and birds. Being outside in his garden brought him great joy.
Eric is survived by his partner, John Cousino, and family with whom he shared his life; mother, Joan Donaldson Theiry of Inverness, Fla.; father, Jack (Stella) Edward Huber of Amherst; seven siblings, Warren (Leslie) of Bay View, Jack Huber Jr. of Columbus, Julia Beverick and Alesia Finsel, both of Sandusky, Amy (Randall) Dolch of Tiffin, Brian of South Carolina and Holly (Scott) Higgins of Tallahassee, Fla.; 18 nieces and nephews, Brett Huber, Ashley Huber, Edward Huber, Jacob Huber, Jackelyn Huber, Kyle Huber, Samantha Beverick, Drew Beverick, Olivia Fritz, Zachary Dolch, Zoe' Dolch, Izac Travis, Danielle Travis, Lexi Coonrad, Coral Burnaman, Nathan Burnaman, Sarah Kaitlin Higgins and Haylee Higgins; many great-nephews; two aunts, Karen (Bernie) Fries of Huron and Sue Kane of Castalia; and many cousins, Linda (Tom) Scanlon, Sheri, Penny, Jeff, Joel, Allison, Pat, Nick, Arthena and Melissa and all their spouses and children.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Warren and Estella Donaldson; stepfather, Tymothy Theiry; nephew, Logan M. Dolch; aunt and uncle, Virginia and Charles Bender; other aunts and uncles; and a cousin, Mary Bender.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Prayer services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Eric Mueller will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
Memorial contributions in Eric's memory may be made to Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands, 701 Tyler St., Sandusky, OH 44870 or to St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.toftfh.com.