Milton Huber

milton huber
Milton W. Huber was born April 29, 1926, in Winchester, MA. He passed away peacefully June 17, 2009, surrounded by his family at his home in Torrance, CA. He is survived by his wife Pat of 61 years, his children, Kathie (Art) Frasquillo, Bill, Joe (Susan) and brother Ray (Millie & family) of Munsonville, NH, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Milt moved his family to CA in 1952, after graduating from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He felt this would provide better job opportunities in his area of expertise and a better life for his young family. Most of his professional career was spent working for Hughes Aircraft. He retired as an Asst. Lab Manager from Hughes Aircraft after 35 yrs. He was an avid fly fisherman and after retiring, opened his own fly fishing shop. He was an expert in, and taught fly tying, fly casting and rod building. He was a member of the South Bay Fly Fishers and the Long Beach Fly Casting Club. Milt loved fishing, camping, hiking and golfing-anything outdoors. Mammoth Lakes was one of his favorite fishing spots. He was a Boy Scout Leader for many years, leading the same troop from cub scouts through Eagle Scout. Milt was a real gentleman, kind & thoughtful. He will be sorely missed by family and friends alike. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. Memorial Services will begin at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow at the mortuary. Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories and obtain directions to services and check back to view the online video tribute.

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  1. Milt was a fine gentleman who made hundreds of lives better through his teaching of fly tying, rod building and sharing of endless fishing stories. Heaven just gained another fine fisherman.

  2. I will never forget the kindness and generosity of both Milt and Pat. I am so sorry for your loss. Vivien

  3. Dear Kathie, Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Here is the story we spoke about yesterday. You are in our thoughts and prayers and hope this story provides some comfort. Love, Héctor & Victor. Life is Eternal I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone says; “There! She is gone.” Gone where? Gone from my sight – that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is within me, not in her; and just at the moment when someone at my side says, “There! She’s gone,” there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, “There she comes!”

  4. Dear Pat, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Milton. He was such a pleasure to watch practicing his flyfishing techniques in our yard. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Marie Marsh Ryba and Stella Marsh

  5. Dearest Kathie, In the absence of better words, I am copying here an Eskimo Legend that says, “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” I am very sorry for your loss.

  6. Dear Pat, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll never forget Milt — he’s the guy who got me started in flyfishing. I came back from a trip to Yellowstone and saw an article about him in the Daily Breeze. He sold me three fly rods, one for me and one for each of my two older sons, and gave us our first casting lessons at Alondra Park. Later we went on trips to Cottonwood Lakes with Milt, and he instructed the classes where I built my first flyrod. I remember coming to the house so he could help me finish it. Milt was a wonderfully kind and exceptionally patient man — the perfect characteristics not just for a flyfisherman, but for someone who could teach and impart the love of flyfishing to people like my sons and me. He will really be missed. Rob Peterson and Family

  7. Dear Pat, Kathie, Bill, Joe So very sorry to hear the news of Milt’s passing. I first met Milt at Hughes and we hit if off when I realized our stories were so similar. I moved here to work at Hughes and we both ran in the same circles. I was a Great Lakes fisherman and Milt helped me adjust to the Sierras. He then talked me into joining the LBCC where I made many memories. It was Milt who introduced me to Bob Bird, Art Murphy, and many other friends who I hold dear. I spent many years on the board and enjoyed the service to the club almost as much as the casting and the fishing because of the good company we kept. How many times did Milt fix me up when an opportunity popped up to get out fishing at the last second? I looked forward to seeing you both when tying classes started up. How I will miss hanging out in the garage. It won’t be the same. Guys like Milt and his friends are rare and worth their weight in gold. He always gave more than he took and was happy when his students and friends were happy. We learned a lot, taught some, and had a ball along the way. No regrets, just wished it would never end. I will have Milt with me the rest of my days. My only wish is healing and peace for the loss to his loved ones. We will all miss him. Please take our thoughts and prayers with you all. Dino, Barb, Jessica, Lexie, and Helen

  8. It is with great sorrow that I address Milt’s family today. I would like to share one thing that keeps coming to mind. Milt was a shepherd in every facet of his life. What a true legacy! I hope this will be a fond memory for all of you. God bless.

  9. Dear Pat and Family, It is hard to find words to express everything that Milton meant to me personally. He was always ready to share his expertixe and was a great mentor, not just about flyfishing, but also his in dedication to his family. He did things right. May the Lord grant you His peace and comfort through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. David Bauman and Family

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