OBITUARY

Jeffrey Allen Huberman

January 2, 1942May 16, 2013

Jeffrey Allen Huberman, 71, of Charlotte, NC, died May 16, 2013 at home of pancreatic cancer. Throughout his illness, Jeff kept a positive and hopeful attitude.

He was born January 2, 1942 in Boston, MA, where he became a lifelong Red Sox fan. He was the son of the late Sidney Hubert and Miriam Walker Huberman. He grew up in Miami, FL and graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He moved to Charlotte in 1964 where he began his architecture career. He, together with best friend Harvey Gantt, founded Gantt Huberman Architects in 1972. The firm, which has impacted Charlotte with the design of many significant buildings, recently celebrated its 41st anniversary.

Jeff served the architecture profession for almost 50 years. At the state level, he led AIA North Carolina and the North Carolina Board of Architecture. Nationally, he served 20 years with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the American Institute of Architecture. In 1994, Jeff was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows.

Jeff's influence touched many lives in the Charlotte community through his civic engagement in the arts. He served on the boards of many Charlotte arts organizations and championed the importance of the arts in the community. He was an artist in his own right, whose work is included in numerous public and private collections. His life’s goal was to make a positive difference in the lives of present and future generations through excellent architecture, support of arts and culture, community service and mentorship of young people.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Walker; his daughter, Amy Bucher and her husband Mark of Bethesda, MD; his son, Marc Huberman and his wife Carmen of Charlotte; granddaughters, Maddy, Lexi, Hannah, and Darin of Bethesda, MD; his brother, Glenn Walker Huberman and his wife Julia of Miami, FL; and Barbara Kemp Huberman of Washington, DC.

The Huberman family especially wishes to thank Dr. Reza Nazemzadeh and the wonderful staff of the Levine Cancer Institute who supported him with hope, humor, compassion and excellent care in his journey.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Beth El in Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to: The Levine Cancer Institute, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 200, Charlotte, 28204; to one of the following arts institutions of Charlotte – Opera Carolina, The McColl Center for Visual Arts, The NC Dance Theatre, The Mint Museum, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; or the charity of one’s choice.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, May 31, 2013
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Jeffrey Allen Huberman

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Gretchen Coleman

October 30, 2013

Cheryl and the GHA family, I just heard about Jeff, and am so sorry to hear about his passing. I am sure the office isn't quite the same without him.

Laura Pattinson

October 25, 2013

I as saddened to realize that my best friend's have lost their father, who the looked to and emulated in many ways, out of respect and of course love.
Please rest peacefully. I know you are missed greatly.

Linda Litaker

June 18, 2013

Dear Cheryl and family,k
I am sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed getting to know both of you during my brief tenure working at Gantt Huberman Architect.
Deepest Sympathy

June 8, 2013

Cheryl,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Barbara Price

Thomas Carlson-Reddig

June 1, 2013

Cheryl:
It was an honor to have known Jeff. I was glad to have been at the memorial service and celebrate his life. My regret is that we didn't know each other better. As a fellow Bostonian, architect and Charlottean now, I will now double my efforts as a lifelong Red Sox fan!

Linda Lockman-Brooks

May 31, 2013

Dear Cheryl and family,
You have been in my prayers. Jeff will be missed by so many for his warmth, grace, talent and humor. He touched so many lives through his work and his love of the arts. We worked together on the Children's Theater journey to Imaginon. Thank you for sharing him with us. God Bless.

Darrel Williams

May 30, 2013

Dear Cheryl and Family,
Karen and I extend our heartfelt sympathy regarding the loss of an extraordinary man. As an former employee of GHA for several years, I will treasure the years I've known Jeff and the influence he's had on my career and life in general. God will continue to give you the strength to deal with your loss. Jeff's influence on the architecture profession will be everlasting and will be appreciated by many all over the country. Karen and I will keep the family in our prayers.

Margo Jones

May 30, 2013

Dear Cheryl,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies on the passing of Jeffrey. He was such a wonderful, talented man, and we were all lucky to get to know him through NCARB. very truly, Margo

Lisa & Steve Attman

May 30, 2013

Amy & Mark

Lisa & I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your father. Even though we never met him, he sounded like a smart, talented and professional gentleman who will be deeply missed by many in and around the community he lived. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Lisa & Steve Attman

May 30, 2013

Amy & Mark

Lisa & I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your father. Even though we never met him, he sounded like a smart, talented and professional gentleman who will be deeply missed by many in and around the community he lived. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.