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Gary J. Huhn, 78, passed away June 26th in Fort Wayne. He was born March 28, 1940 in Lansing, Michigan to Leonard and Rose Marie (Thelen) Huhn. Gary spent most of his childhood growing up in Portland, Michigan. The oldest of 6 he enjoyed being one of 124 first cousins. He graduated from Portland Saint Patrick High School and has been a Fort Wayne resident for over 50 years. He worked as a writer and editor for a number of companies, retiring from Magnavox in 1992. He was a board member of the East Central Neighborhood Association, the Martin Luther King Center and the Fort Wayne Business Editors Association. He edited many community newsletters including for the Matthew 25 Health Clinic and St. Mary's Church. He was a long-time member of St. Mary's Mother of God Church where over the years he served as a member of the choir, lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Martin de Porres ministry and moderator of a youth group. He is best known for his rendition in German of Silent Night which he sang every Christmas Eve.
Gary was a great fan of sports teams from his home state especially Michigan State, the Detroit Tigers and Portland St. Patrick Shamrocks.
A great music fan, he had an extensive collection of CDs with favorites being female jazz vocalists and almost anything Christmas.
His uncompleted projects include a book of essays about growing up in Portland, Michigan and a collection of family history stories on both his mother's and father's sides.
He is survived by brother David G. Huhn of Grand Rapids, Michigan and sisters Marcia (Roger) Roty of Jackson, Michigan, Linda Lou Egan of Golden, Colorado, Noreen Karasinksi of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Denice (Tom) Hansen of Cheboygan, Michigan and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law, Dick Egan and Fred Karasinski and sister-in-law, Kitty Huhn.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. August 2, 2018 with visitation one-half hour before at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1101 South Lafayette, Fort Wayne. Gary will be laid to rest at a private family service at a later date in the Portland, Michigan Cemetery.
Gary has asked that memorials go to St. Mary's Soup Kitchen, Portland St. Patrick's School or United Negro College Fund.

Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne.