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Robert C. Huber, insurance agent, community volunteer May 30, 1946 - Nov. 21, 2007

Robert C. Huber of Amherst, a State Farm Insurance Agent for 33 years, died Wednesday at his home. He was 61.

Mr. Huber was a graduate of the University at Buffalo. Prior to that, Mr. Huber was a 1964 graduate of Bishop Neumann High School, where he was an MVP all-star athlete and shortstop on the school's baseball team. Mr. Huber's athletic prowess as a youth later led him to coach his three sons in baseball and hockey. He also cheered his two daughters' extracurricular endeavors when they were young.

Mr. Huber served four years in the Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam era.

As a self-employed State Farm Insurance agent and manager, Mr. Huber was awarded the company's Crystal of Excellence, its highest achievement for its agents. Mr. Huber's ability to exceed his sales quota as an agent often qualified him for ambassador travel to many locations.

He also played an instrumental role in the company's fundraising efforts for Cradle Beach, Erie County Medical Center and Mercy Flight.

Mr. Huber was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in the Town of Tonawanda, where he initiated the church's largest annual fundraiser, the Church Summerfest. He also served on the home school board at St. Christopher's, as well as its finance committee. Mr. Huber received top honors as a regular donor to the American Red Cross. He also was a member of the Urban League of Buffalo.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Kathleen Wopperer; two daughters, Stacy Urciuoli and Lisa; three sons, Scott, Shawn and Ryan; two sisters, Mary Alice Marx and Jeanne Kieber; and a brother, James.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Christopher Catholic Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda.

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