Nellie M. “Bub” Huber

The good Lord called Nellie M. “Bub” Huber home at the age 89 on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at Forestview Skilled Nursing Center.

She was born in Punxsutawney, PA on March 7, 1926, daughter of the late Harry “Pete” and Bessie Stalman Dinger.

Nellie graduated from Punxsutawney High School and then came to Erie for barber school. She became the first woman barber in Erie, from 1955 until 1959.

She and her husband Herman Lloyd Huber then started Huber Reversible Fan in 1957, where she worked until the company closed in 2011, almost 55 years.

She was a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church and the Christian Woman’s Club. Nellie was very, very active with the Erie City Mission, and was honored at the 100th year anniversary in 2013. She painted five of their fleet vans, including painting the logo.

Nellie was always very giving of her time and talents, and also enjoyed woodworking.

In addition to her parents, and her husband Herman who died in 2004, she was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include her daughter Lois (Jim) Ross of Erie; grandchildren John Waterhouse of Erie, Tim Waterhouse of Boise, Idaho, Luke (Kara) Waterhouse of Erie; great grandson Kaden Waterhouse of Erie; grandchildren: Jimmy Ross, Jennifer Ross (Brian Wojnowicz) , Matt (Julie) Ross, and Travis (Amanda) Ross; great grandchildren: Brianna Ross, Carson Ross, and Ryleigh Ross. Her sister-in-law Sandy Dinger and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and are invited to services at Glenwood United Methodist Church on Saturday at 11 am with Reverend Matt Judd officiating. Burial will follow in Erie County Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Erie City Mission, 1023 French St., Erie PA 16501.

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