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Harvey Herbert Hiber Jr.


1934 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Harvey Herbert Hiber Jr. Obituary
passed away in the early evening of Monday, June 23rd, at St. Paul Health Center in Denver, following a brief illness. Harvey was born in Seattle, Washington, to Harvey Herbert Hiber, Sr. and Rivera Abel Hiber. At the age of 12, he moved with his family from Carbonado, Washington, to the small town of Eska, Alaska (now called Sutton). He graduated from Stanford University in 1955.He joined the Navy and was one of the first "frogmen" (now called SEALS) to graduate. He went on to become an Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) instructor for several years. While serving in the Naval Reserves, he pursued his law career and graduated from University of San Diego. He was a partner in a large law firm in downtown San Diego for over 25 years before going on to become a judge.Harvey was very active in the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program in San Diego. After retiring from the judgeship 13 years ago, he moved to Denver, CO. He continued with his AA involvement and became an exemplary role model, helping many young men in despair change their lives for the better. He will be so missed by so many!He loved to read, especially books about World War II, SEALS/special operations, veterans and war survivors. He loved listening to music - classical and Scottish bagpipes were two of his favorite types of music.He is survived by his three daughters, Sarah Allyson, Cathy Nevins, and Cindy Stillwell, and eight grandchildren: Bayli, Erika, Kelsey, Patrick, Kristy, Tanner, Kirstyn, and Bryn.The family would like to thank all of the many friends who offered such incredible support to Harvey during his final two months as they spent countless hours by his side. These friends also provided support and strength to the rest of the family members in ways they will never be able to fully express.The family would also like to thank the St. Paul Health Center and Optum Palliative and Hospice Care for the genuine care and compassion they bestowed upon Harvey in the final two weeks of his life. A memorial service will be held in mid October in Denver, CO.


Published in Denver Post on July 17, 2014
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