Laben Huff

    Laben “Dale” Huff, 90, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, peacefully in his mountain home surrounded by the ones he loved.
    He was born in Olivet, Ill.,  to Catherine F. and Laben M. Huff.
    He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Joanne B.; daughters Kimi (Todd) Mazakas, Lynda (Pierre) Frenay, Robin (Ken) Mattson, Kim (Luke) Testa; son, Austin (Karen) Waterman; grandchildren, Rob Herzog, Kai and Serena Frenay, Morgan and  Ryan Mazakas, Alex, Danny and Jake Mattson, Ryan, Josh and Hannah Stinson, Addison and Brooklyn Testa, Tyler and Lilly Waterman; and sister, June Smith; and other relatives and friends.
    Dale was a World War II Navy veteran, and retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Base.  He enjoyed sailing, fishing, reading, Jazz music, attending University of Hawaii football games and rooting for his beloved Pittsburg Steelers.
    Dale was never alone as he always had a dog (or two, or three) by his side for company and companionship.
    He recently celebrated his 90th birthday in St. Petersburg, Fla., surrounded by family and friends.
    In his lifetime, Dale lived in the Philippines, Spain, Guam and Kailua Beach, Hawaii, to name just a few, but spent his retirement years in his “treehouse on the mountain” in Marble. He used to say he lived so far from anywhere that when people came to visit he knew they truly came to see him. 
    Dale made everyone around him feel special and will be greatly missed by all those that loved him so much.    
    A memorial service will be held at a later date.
    You may send tributes to the Huff family at
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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