Mary L. Huber, 85

Antiques collector

December 22, 2007

Mary L. Huber, an antiques collector and house restorer, died Dec. 15 of multiple organ failure at Heron Point retirement community in Chestertown. She was 85.

Mary Lyttleton Savage was born in Atlantic City, N.J., and raised in Philadelphia, where she graduated in 1939 from Springside Academy.

She was married that year to Joel Cook Huber Jr. The couple lived in Honolulu, New York City, Villanova, Pa., and Gladwyne, Pa., before divorcing.

In 1966, she married Thomas Willing Huber, her former brother-in-law, who was a Philadelphia and Chestertown antiques dealer.

They lived in Stone Harbor, N.J., and St. Croix, before moving to Chestertown in 1977, where they enjoyed restoring an 18th-century house on Water Street, which they filled with period antiques, family members said. Thomas Huber died in 2000.

Mrs. Huber was an avid collector of Chinese porcelain. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and doing crossword puzzles.

She also was a member of the local garden club and volunteered at what is now Chester River Medical Center.

Mrs. Huber liked raising and taking long walks with her Scottish terriers.

Services are private.

Surviving are three sons, Joel Cook Huber III of Durham, N.C., Anthony S. Huber of Charlotte, Tenn., and Thomas W. Huber of Rock Hall; a daughter, Electra Huber McFarland of West Chester, Pa.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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