Robert
Robert P. Huber M.D. November 19, 1937 - March 31st, 2010 Went home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2010. He died from Multiple Myeloma which he battled courageously for 3 and ½ years. He attended undergraduate school at St. Olaf College, in Northfield Minnesota and received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 1963. He spent a year of internship at Stockton, California, two years in the United States Air Force and three years in an Obstetrical-Gynecology specialty at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Los Angeles and became Board Certified in 1971. He was in private practice at Torrance Memorial Hospital from 1969 to his retirement in 2005 and was Chief of Staff from 1991-1994. He also served on the Board of Trustees and Medical Executive Boards and was on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. He grew up on a small farm in Minnesota and was very proud of his upbringing. He met his wife, Sherry, while at St Olaf and they married before his first year of medical school in 1959. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last September. He was totally devoted to his wife and family as well as his medical practice and was held in high regard by his peers. For many people he was a faithful friend, loving and caring physician, loyal churchman, and an outstanding Grandpa. He is survived by his wife, Sherry, daughters Sue(Johnny) Synstelien, Kathy (Jeff) Moses and son Craig R Huber M.D. and six grandchildren, Nicholas, Courtney, Shereese, Kaelyn, Samantha and Robbie, brother Dale and siser in law Barbara (Mel) Gerstenfeld and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter in law, Olivia Huber. A memorial service will be held on April 10th, 2010 at 11 am at First Lutheran Church in Torrance, California, 2900 Carson Street. Bob loved spending time with his family at Paso Robles as well as driving his pickup truck and listening to country western music. He will be greatly missed, most of all by his family and was the best of the best!

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  1. Dear Mrs. Huber and Family, You have given back to God the most wonderful, caring person ever! Dr.Huber was such a compassionate Doctor who cared about his patients and gave more time than he was ever compensated for. He will be missed. Frances Martin

  2. I never knew Dr. Huber personally, but he was the person who brought me into this world on January 5, 1981. Many times over the years I wondered if sending him a letter and a photo of myself would be silly, and never did it. Now that I have my own 8-year-old daughter I realize how fast time flies, and I wish I had written him, if only to say thank you. To his family and friends I offer my deepest condolences, and I believe I will meet him someday in Paradise. Until then, a very belated thank you, Dr. Huber. Rest in peace.

  3. DEAR MRS. HUBER AND FAMILY, MY DEAREST SYMPATHY TO YOU ALL . MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ALL WITH YOU. I WORKED WITH DR HUBER FOR 24YRS AT TMMC. HE WAS THE MOST COMPASSIONATE MAN AND DOCTOR I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH. HE TAUGHT ME MANY THINGS OVER THE YEARS. HE EVEN TRIED TO TEACH ME HOW TO LINE DANCE! HE EVEN TOLD ME ONCE, WHEN I GOT SUNBURNED TO KEEP MY HANDS OUT OUT OF THE SUN CAUSE IT WOULD TELL MY AGE FASTER. SO EVERY TIME I’M OUT IN THE SUN I PUT GLOVES ON . I’LL WILL MISS HIM GREATLY. HE WAS THE BEST OBSTETRICIAN EVER!!!! LOVE, DIANE HAENNY

  4. I am just saddened to hear of “Docs” passing. He was a genuine caring nice human being. No matter what he was going through he always spent time to ask how I was doing. If the rest of the world tried to be half the man he was, it would be a better place. I will always cherrish being with him at the games and I know he’s at peace and in heaven with the Lord. I will miss him. Every man should stive to be like him. God bless you guys during this time.

  5. DEAR SHERRY AND FAMILY OUR MOST SINCERE CONDOLENCES AT THE PASSING OF DOCTOR BOB, A TRULY GENUINE HUMAN BEING, COMPASSIONATE AND CARING NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN. YOU AND YOURS ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. GOD BLESS. PETER & MARY SHESETH

  6. Huber Family, Dr.Huber was such a compassionate and careing doctor. I was a patient of his for over 30 years. He will be greatly missed.

  7. Dr. Huber was my physician for 30 years. With his help, I was able to conceive my 2nd and 3rd children, now 32 and 34. I was so sad when he retired because there was no one who could replace him. When my mother died of ovarian cancer, I knew he was carefully watching over my health which gave me great peace. He always proudly displayed photos of his family and would glow when I asked about them. I am so sorry for you loss. He was a very special man and will be sorely missed. Susan Jensen

  8. It is with great sadness to hear about Dr. Huber. He truly was a loving husband, father and doctor to his patients. He truly was the “best of the best”. My heart goes out to his loving family.

  9. It was my great honor to have known Dr. Huber as his patient and to have worked with him in the mother/baby unit at TMMC. I began working at TMMC a few years after he came on staff. I remember bringing my children to play beach vollyball with other staff from the hospital including Dr. Huber, Sherry and the kids. Years later he would deliver one of my grandchildren. He was a wonderful family man and always a perfect gentleman. I send my prayers for him and his family.

  10. I was one of Dr. Huber’s patients. He oversaw both of my pregnancies and took such good care of me. I have more to say than will fit here. He was an amazing man – like no other. I’m sorry for your loss and pray that God will comfort and strengthen you at this time.

  11. Dear Sherrie, Our condolences to you and your family. Even before I retired, Bob was the “best of the best”. As president of his fan club I will miss him, and remember, fondly, a great 35 year friendship and colleagueship. As you know, better than any of us, Bobby was a remarkable human being. John & Ashley Elfmont

  12. I had the privilege of working with Dr. Huber during my 35 years in OB-GYN practice here in Torrance. We both did our Residencies at the Kaiser Hospital in Hollywood, and he was very highly regarded by his Mentors at Kaiser Hospital. I can best describe Dr. Huber as a “real gentleman”; he was admired and held in high esteem both by his patients and his colleagues as well! We shall dearly miss him! Bob Nagamoto

  13. I was one of Dr.Huber’s patients for many years. He delivered my 3 boys.Any time I was asked who my doctor was, the response was always the same- He’s the best! My deepest sympathy to your family. Kathie Ramage

  14. I have known Bob Huber since he began practicing medicine in Torrance. Initially,I worked in his office as a nurse for many years. I have remained his friend over the years. Bob was a compassionate and caring physician loved by all of his patients as well as by all who knew him. Over the years, my husband,Phil and I had great times chatting and “catching up” with Bob and Sherry at halftime during many Laker games. I last heard from Bob in late Jan.2010. He talked about his family and mine in his Email. He didn’t dwell on himself or his illness which was just like him. Bob always put others first. Sherry lovingly cared for Bob to the end along with their 3 children. The world has lost a great man in Dr. Huber. His gentle, kind spirit will live on forever in the hearts of his family, friends and in all who were fortunate to know him. He was indeed “The Best of the Best”. Phil and I send our prayers and deepest sympathy to Sherry, their children and spouses, the grandchildren, Bob’s brother, Sherry’s sister and to extended family members. A friend forever, Cathy Peffer

  15. My deepest condolences to the Huber family. I was a patient of Dr. Huber for 30 years. He was the Best of the Best. He delivered my son Todd. I have never found another doctor like him. He was an excellent doctor and will be missed.

  16. To all of the Huber Family, We cannot express how sorry we are. We loved Him and had the highest respect for him. I remember the trip to Paso Robles with all of you that we really enjoyed Dr. Huber delivering my last son was so special to me. He always made us feel welcomed and was so pleasant to be around.We always enjoyed the times we shared with all of you. Our prayers are with you Sherry, Sue, Johnnie, Kathy, Craig, and to all the rest of the family. Love, Karen, Barrie, Corey, Kyle and Cameron Olsen

  17. He was a wonderful man! So sorry to hear this news. Sending love and prayers to his family. He bid on a bicycle for his grandson who was very young at the time (way too young for the bike) at a First Lutheran Silent Auction. The next morning in church he got up and spoke about stewardship and/or tithing. He found out that same day in churchafter sitting in the pew behind us and watching the boys bob around, that he had outbid us on the bike and saw that Lee (our son) was closer to the age to use it….he GAVE it to us despite our efforts to persuade him to keep it for his grandson. He commented that he thought his grandson’s father would enjoy picking one out for his son when it was time.We tucked it away (Carole Salgado stored it for us as to avoid giving away the surprise) and gave it to Lee for his birthday shortly after. This man had a HUGE heart!

  18. What a wonderful, kind and caring man. He was my doctor for over 30 years and delivered my two daughters. I am saddened by his passing but celebrate his life to the fullest. I feel honored to have known and have him been a part of my life. I will miss you Dr. Huber.

  19. I’ve seen a lot of doctors over the years, but Dr. Huber was my favorite. He delivered both of my daughters and was the most careing doctor I have ever met. He will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this tough time.

  20. Bob was a wonderful friend. Sherry, you are right, he has his angel wings. My prayers and love to you Sherry and your family. Will keep in touch. My love, Marilyn

  21. Dr.Huber was the most caring doctor I have ever met in my life.He is one of a kind.He was my mother’s doctor who delivered me and he became my doctor who delivered two of my children before he retired.He will be greatly missed.

  22. Your beloved husband/father was my wonderful, caring doctor for 20 years. I retired from TMMC. When I worked the evening shift, Dr. Huber would often come in to check on a patient and he would stop in Admitting on his way out to say hi and engage us in great conversation. He was the Best of the Best!

  23. It was a privilege to know Dr.Huber. He was a caring physician who was loved by patients in his care and those who worked with him in O.B. My condolence to the family.

  24. I had the privledge and honor to know Dr. Huber. He delivered my twins and then my third son. I remember joking with Dr. Huber when I was pregnant with my third son and had to see him for the first time, that I had another child just so I could have him be my doctor again before he retired. He smiled and laughed. He was like no other and there is no other. I shared with everyone how I loved my OB and that he was the BEST!! The most loving and caring doctor. He will truely be missed. My deepest symapthy goes out to his wife, family and friends. May God give you the strength to get through this very difficult time.

  25. My deepest condolences and prayers to the Huber family. Dr. Huber was my doctor for over 25 years. He was the most caring and compassionate doctor. I have never found another doctor like him. May God comfort you during this most difficult time. Dr. Huber, may you rest in peace.

  26. Even when those who are close to us die, we never stop loving them…And when we look up at night into the forever sky, we can feel that they are still with us…all around and inside of us, loving us right back.

  27. I was a patient of Dr. Huber’s for 25 years. I had a deep respect for him. I felt he truly cared medically for me as well as all his patients. He was kind, empathetic and had a warm heart. He was a wonderful doctor. He was compassionate when my mother and father both had strokes and I was emotionally distraught caring for them. He offered me a kleenex as I shed a few tears. I will always remember his kind words. We talked about medicine and medical schools when my son, Todd, entered medical school and later met with Dr. Huber’s son as he too entered medical school. When Dr. Huber retired, I had to find another doctor. No one could ever fill his shoes!!! I’m so sorry he had to battle cancer. My heart goes out to his wife and family. May God comfort you and may your wonderful memories fill you during this time of loss and grief. I will be praying for you all. With Love, Anita Gerlach

  28. Dear Sherry and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Dr. Bob, was was truly a great person, a real gentleman, and quite simply, the best! What a privilege to have him as a neighbor, confidante, and trusted friend. He was one of the kindest people we know and always made time for us.. a simple wave, brief conversation, morning hello all with that wonderful smile He will be missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and the family during this time.

  29. Dr. Huber was one of the most influential people in our life. Because of his patience, wisdom and experience, we were able to bring a healthy child into this world after he helped us through our own tragedy. The world needs more people/docters like Dr. Huber. He will be remembered fondly in our lives forever.

  30. Dr. Huber was my one & only OB/GYN. He once paid the bill for me to get treated for a severe bladder infection because I had no insurance. He delivered my two oldest children at Torrance Mem. I still have visions of him sliding into the delivery room to receive my second daughter, Melissa, just in the nick of time. He was wonderful…the best…even though we didn’t communicate regularly (or at all for the past 20 years), I will miss him. He was a truly great man and left us far too early in his life. God Bless you all.

  31. Our sincerest thoughts go out to you all. Dr. Huber was my physician for 35 years and delivered our two daughters. Throughout the years he spoke so proudly of his family and we shared many waterskiing stories. Since his retirement there have been occasions where we ran into each other in the community and each time he asked about my husband and kids ( by name) and filled me in on the family he held so dear. He will be greatly missed. Bonnie and Scott Roberts

  32. Uncle Bob was a saint. He has always served as a model for me and my brothers. I love Uncle Bob.

  33. Dear Mrs. Huber and Family, I was a patient of Dr. Huber’s when I lived in Torrance and worked for Dr. Byer and Dr. Lescoe from about 1970 – 1980. Dr. Huber was one of the kindest and most competent physicians who ever treated me in my 68 years of life. I have lived in Cambria for 16 years and see in the obituary that you spend time in Paso Robles. I wanted to send you my condolences and let you know that my best memories of my life in Torrance include Dr. Huber being one of my physicians. My friend of 40 years, Irene, gave me the obituary. She worked for Dr. Stratford for many years and then moved to Cambria. I send you all my deepest sympathy.

  34. HOW BLESSED AND PRIVILEGED I WAS TO HAVE DR HUBER AS MY OBGYN FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS. HE DID A GREAT JOB OF DELIVERING 4 OF OUR 5 CHILDREN. IT WAS A COMFORT TO KNOW I WAS IN THE HANDS OF SUCH A KIND CARING AND PERSONABLE MAN. HIS MEMORIAL WAS WONDERFUL BEING I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK HIS WIFE AND FAMILY FOR SHARING YOUR HUSBAND AND FATHER WITH THOSE OF US THAT WERE IN HIS CARE. HE TRULY WAS THE BEST OF THE BEST AND SET A PERFECT EXAMPLE FOR THOSE FOLLOWING IN HIS FOOTSTEPS THANKS AGAIN. SINCERELY, BONNIE CHECKETTS

  35. Special thanks to Dr. Huber for changing my life. I was prepared for having a hysterectomy at the age of 30 and at the last minute, Dr. Huber decided to give me drug therapy instead; which resulted in my having a beautiful baby girl, who is now 28 yrs old. If it had not been for him, I wouldn’t have the joy of being a mother. god bless this wonderful man. Patricia Gebert

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