Howard R. "Jessie" Huebster of Port Orange, FL was born on April 23, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late John B. Huebster and Jenny Huebster nee Schultz. He passed away peacefully on August 9, 2013 in Daytona Beach, FL at the age of 85 years. Jessie was a U.S. Army
Veteran serving his country during World War II
, and then moved to Florida in 1955 from Pittsburgh. He met the love of his life Joan Zihal in 1998, and they shared 15 years together. During their time together he became known as "GaGa" to their only grandson Zachary Walton, the apple of his eye. Jessie belonged to the VFW
Post 3282 in Port Orange, FL, where he was an active member. His military service, Joan, and his grandson Zack were the most important parts of his life. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and the loss of his smiles and laughter here will be replaced by his smiles and laughter in Heaven. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from the chapel of Heritage Funeral & Cremation Service, 620 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange, FL 32127. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:30 pm until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jessie's name to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/ Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129. Condolences may be shared with Jessie's family by visiting www.HeritageDaytona.com
All services are under the direction of Heritage Funeral & Cremation Service, Port Orange, FL.