Mrs. Herta Josephine Brunbauer Huchok
Published 10:02 am Friday, November 14, 2008
Mrs. Herta Josephine Brunbauer Huchok, died Saturday, November 08, 2008 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 15, 2008 at the First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Cash officiating.
Mrs. Huchok was born October 23, 1922 in Wuerzberg, Germany. After completing her studies at Julius Maximillion University in Wuerzberg, Germany, she served as a translator for the U.S. Judge Advocate General’s office in Germany. Soon after WWII, with help from the military attorneys, she immigrated to the United States where she went to work as a private secretary to the president of “Braun”, a German Electrical Company.
Mrs. Huchok moved to Columbus, Ohio to pursue her studies at Ohio State University, where she taught German Literature while earning her advanced degree. She then moved to Washington, DC, where she taught German Literature at Howard University.
After retirement, Herta and her husband moved to Belhaven, and later to Washington, NC.
To enjoy “Life on the Water” to the fullest
Herta Josephine Huchok 1922 - 2008
Herta had a high degree of power of abstraction with which she approached all things. Not the thing in its immediate concrete singular position was seen, it was viewed as part of a whole: From all sides, in all facets, all at once.
All other characteristic qualities issued from there: Love of God, Unpretentiousness, Genuineness, and Humanity.
Even her attitude toward death can be understood, interpreted from this one source –
Her own words stated: “A star must be more than a speck of light in the night, even though this is all our senses will ever tell us about it”.
She will be sorely missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to: The First Free Will Baptist Church, 901 North Bonner Street, Washington, NC 27889.
You may share a memory with the family and view Mrs. Huchok’s video tribute by visiting www.hillsidefuneralservice.com
Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Huchok family.