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Leon Stiber Huhn, age 13, died at home in Wilmington, Delaware on March 6, 2016, three and one-half years after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer.

Leon lived well. He started studying violin at 6 years old, and enjoyed playing orchestral music with his friends at the Cab Calloway School of the Arts, where he was an eighth-grade strings major. He also played Bluegrass mandolin and composed his own music. Most of all, he loved playing outdoors with neighborhood friends, video and board games, and sharing a good joke.

As a natural athlete, he played on a Namaan's Little League championship team and was a member of the Delaware Sled Snipers Hockey Team.

After his diagnosis, Leon developed many cherished friendships within the local childhood cancer community. Kay's Kamp for Oncology Kids was his favorite week of the year. He was very proud that ""Leon's Team"" raised over $10,000 for the B+ Foundation to help children with cancer and their families and support pediatric oncology research. With the help of the compassionate doctors, nurses and staff at the Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital, Leon faced his own cancer treatments with courage, dignity, and hope.

He was also a beloved member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wilmington.

Leon is survived by his parents George Huhn and Julie Brewer, brother Max, grandfather Leon Brewer, grandmother Mary Seiberling Huhn, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends are invited to continue sharing Leon's journey at www.caringbridge.org/visit/lhuhn

A service celebrating Leon's life will be held at 7pm on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Cab Calloway School of Arts in Wilmington, Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leon's memory may be directed to Kay's Kamp at www.kayskamp.org or to the The B+ Foundation www.BePositive.org.
Published in The News Journal from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2016
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