Doug Huebner, loving husband, father, and grandfather died Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at age 80. He was born and raised in the greater New York City area. Doug was a graduate of Lehigh University and American University, earning degrees in engineering and physics. He then worked for four years at a government research laboratory in Washington, D.C.
In 1968, he and his wife relocated to Newport News where he spent the next 26 years working for Newport News Shipbuilding in test instrumentation, electronics, and automatic feedback control systems. He retired in 2005. Doug enjoyed sailing and in his later years, flying radio-controlled model aircraft.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Helen Huebner.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis Verell Huebner; his daughters, Wendy Ward (Chris) and Peggy Christman (Mark); five grandchildren; and his sister, Karen Utzinger.
Per Doug’s request, there will be no services. The interment will be in River View Cemetery in Essex, Connecticut.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to either Newport News Green Foundation, P.O. Box 120475, Newport News, VA 23606, or Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, 2401 Aluminum Ave., Hampton, VA 23661.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.
Phyllis, Wendy, Peggy, Karen, and families. We are so sorry for your loss. We’ve known you since 1972, when we moved to Virginia. We enjoyed many sailing day trips with you-all and also spending time together at Nags Head.
Doug was a one-in-a-million kind of guy. I will never forget his request for a second helping, and saying, “it was good,” instead of “it was fair” in describing a meal! I almost fell off my chair!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you-all.