Nicholas Huban
1951 - 2020
BORN
1951
DIED
2020
Huban, Nicholas LATHAM Nicholas Huban entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at the age of 69. Born in Troy on March 21, 1951, Nicholas was the son of the late Theodore and Mary (Thomas) Huban. Known to everyone as "Nick," he was raised in Latham and was a member of the graduating class of 1969 of Shaker High School. He later attended Dean College in Franklin, Mass. Nick began a lifelong career in the restaurant and hospitality industry in the early 1970's when he first worked for his uncle, the late Steve Thomas, at the Silver Spur Restaurant in Latham. In 1974, with disco gaining in popularity, Nick opened Sneaky Pete's on the Latham Circle. It quickly became a well known and premier area discotheque and night club which remained open until 1984. In 1986, Nick opened "On the Farm," a seasonal fast food and ice cream restaurant in Latham on land which, for generations, was his family's farm. The restaurant is known for providing items made from family recipes and of fresh and locally grown ingredients. In that same year, Nick began to offer Christmas trees for sale from the property surrounding the restaurant, which, to this day, continues to provide area residents with fresh and beautiful trees for the holiday. In 1994, Nick reopened Sneaky Pete's in Saratoga Springs and the night club flourished there until 2000 when Nick relocated the establishment to Central Avenue in Albany. In 2007, with a desire to spend more time at home and with his children and, eventually, his grandchildren, Nick closed Sneaky Pete's bringing an end to a long and celebrated era. Over the years, Nick was also involved in the operation and management of the BluStone Bistro on Wolf Road; Nosh Delicatessen on Western Avenue; the Crossroads in West Sand Lake and Carmella's on Central Avenue in Albany. He currently was also operating the Ice Cream Shop in Schenectady. Nick enjoyed and appreciated the times spent with his family. He also enjoyed downhill skiing and running in marathons. He participated in and completed the Boilermaker 15K Road Race in Utica numerous times. A farmer at heart, Nick enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers. Nick's memory will be cherished by many. He leaves behind his children, Alexandra Huban, Theodore (Nicole) Huban, Nicholas (Jamie) Huban and his step-daughter, Kyle Durni; his grandchildren, Logan Patrick and Charlotte Huban; his sister, Cathy Huban; his cherished partner in life, Judith Durni; and his former wife and lifelong friend, Mary Huban; as well as many cousins and life-long friends, many of whom Nick considered family. In addition to his parents, Nick was preceded in death by his stepson, Gavin Durni. Friends are invited to visit with Nick's family on Friday, November 27, 2020, from 3 until 8 p.m. at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway in Watervliet. A Trisagion memorial service will be held in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and the Reverend Emmanuel Mantzouris, pastor of St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church in Troy, will officiate. Please note that the number of people in the facility will be limited at any given time, facial masks must be worn and social distancing will be required. A private funeral service, limited to the immediate family, will be held on Saturday and the committal service and interment will follow in Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy. (The service may be viewed on the Parker Bros. Memorial Facebook page on Saturday at 11 a.m.). Contributions, for those who wish to remember Nick in a special way, may be made to the Center for Disability Services, 314 South Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208 http://www.cfdsny.org/donation or St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 909 River Street, Troy, NY, 12180. www.stbasiltroy.com/stewardship Visit parkerbrosmemorial.com for updated information, to leave a message of sympathy and for driving directions.



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Published by Albany Times Union from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
27
Visitation
3:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
2013 Broadway, Watervliet, NY 12189-2225
Nov
27
Service
7:30p.m.
Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
2013 Broadway, Watervliet, NY 12189-2225
Nov
28
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
The service may be viewed on the Parker Bros. Memorial Facebook page
12189-2225
Funeral services provided by:
Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
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Over the years Nick became a good friend of mine and I’ll miss him terribly.I trust that he is in a better place & hope that his family and loved ones find some peace and consolation in their memories of him and his wonderful positive spirit.I’m very thankful to have known him and called him a friend.
Jack Despart
Friend
November 30, 2020
It is with sorrow that I learned of Nicks passing. I met Nick in the mid 70s A classic gentleman,hard working,old school restaurateur. My sincere condolences to Nicks family.And a prayer for a peaceful journey to everlasting life.
Jimmy Scalzo
November 30, 2020
Nick, I am deeply sadden by the loss for your family and friends. May the memories we hold deepest in our hearts keep us safe and provide us comfort as time passes.
DEBRA A. GIAGNI
November 29, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Nick. His loss is a tragic shock. Words cannot express my sympathies. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rose Viggiani
Friend
November 28, 2020
On behalf of the Colello family, please accept our sincere sympathy as you mourn this terrible loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Amy Colello Murphy
November 27, 2020
Nick, I was very shocked and saddened to learn of your Dad's passing. I always enjoyed talking with him when he came to Latham Ridge....he was a great guy. My condolences to you and your entire family.
Mike Healy
Acquaintance
November 27, 2020
Ted, Nikki and the Huban Family, Our hearts break over your recent loss, may you always remember all the happy memories that you've shared and let these loving memories of your father (Nick) provide you with comfort and serve as guidance.
Love, Aunt Jacquie and Uncle Tom (Herman)
JACQUELINE HERMAN
Family
November 27, 2020
JACQUELINE HERMAN
November 27, 2020
Alexandra, Ted and Nick your sorrow will subside as time passes but the love you had for your dad and the love he had for you and yours will remain always. Remember the good times and hold those memories close.

Mary the sadness will become less As time passes, you and Nick had a special Bond that never dissipated.

You will see each other again.
Dee
Family
November 26, 2020
Kevin Kelly
November 26, 2020
Robin Rivers
November 26, 2020
One of the all time nice genuine guys.He will always be in my prayers.
Shawn Roff
Friend
November 26, 2020
Nick and Huban Family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We fondly remember your Dad from your Pop Warner Football days.
Sincerely, Paul & Colleen Seebald
Paul & Colleen Seebald
Friend
November 26, 2020
A good guy and a hard worker who loved his family.
May he rest in peace
Bob Signoracci
Friend
November 26, 2020
Huban Family,
We are absolutely heartbroken at the loss of Nick "Niko" . The world was a better place with him in it. We're hard pressed to recall a time when he didn't have a smile on his face. Warm, generous and outgoing, he just loved people. More than anything though, he loved his family. He absolutely lit up when talking about his children and grandchildren. You were so lucky to have him in your lives. Wishing you strength as you learn to navigate the world without Niko in it. May his memory be eternal!
Maria and Jason Stanco
Family
November 26, 2020
Nick, you were my mentor and my friend. You taught me more about the bar Business in 6 months then anyone else could have taught me in 6 years. I when to work at Mike Ezzo’s Carmella’s Cafe in October of 1988. We kinda knew each other from Sneaky Pete’s on the circle. Then while you ran the place I was training to move out to a new Carmella’s location. After your grilled me fir my background we established that your uncles, All Thomas’s knew my uncles all Salvaggio’s from that day on you only called me SALVAGGIO, loudly and directly. You mentored me like a younger brother. You were fair and firm cause you cared about me. I can’t share all our laughs and memories cause there was to many. But one of the best memory I’ll always have about you my friend was when you said SAlVAGGIO get behind that bar on a Friday afternoon and learn how to bartender this isn’t some fast food joint. I worked 10 years in fast food for one Company in multiple states prior. You circled the bar that Friday as you missed nothing and saw me with a bottle in my hand holding it from the bottom of the bottle a nervous wreck. You walked past the bar looked at me two a few more steps and doubled back. You said Salvaggio what the heck ( and then some) is wrong with you give me that bottle and proceeded to make it very clear in your way of teaching to show me how to properly handle a bottle from the top never the bottom and I never poured wrong again. The other of many many great lessons was when you said SALVAGGIO what do you see in that mirror and I said a Budweiser logo, he shook his head no. Then my Mentor said what do you see in that mirror over there I said a Coors Light logo, shook his head no again, pointed at another mirror and said do you see in that mirror , I said a Heineken Logo. He said SALVAGGIO, if you want to make it in this Business you Menes to realize the Pogo’s are for the our Guests, as he called them, the mirrors are for us to see around corners, Nick goes you need to see what may happen before it happens that’s what Operators see in those mirrors and don’t forget it !! A hundred more lessons and they served me well as with Mike Ezzo’s ( founder of Carmella’s) and Nick Huban’s mentoring I went o. To a successful Restaurant Career and as I started with. Nick Huban taught me more about the. Bar Business in 6 months then anyone else could have in 7 years. We remained and still were GREAT FRIENDS. Nick I love you and always will. GOD BLESS your children, there spouses , Mary and Judy. Thanks for all you did for me and not only me will miss you, my Guess is thousands of people in Albany County will miss you. Your are an Albany legend. Probably more Popular then anyone in my 58 years of life as ever seen. RIP, my Dear Friend and Mentor Thanks for all the lessons, Love YOU Buddy
Sam Tornatore Jr
Friend
November 26, 2020
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Nick's family. Living across the street from Latham Farms gave us the opportunity to enjoy, not only great ice cream cones and food, but allowed us to establish a great friendship with Nick, Mary and their children. May your memories sustain you during this difficult time. God Bless
Diana & George Spenard
November 26, 2020
In memory of Nicholas Huban, a loving father, teacher, and a dear friend. His guidance and inspiration will never be forgotten. "Rest in Eternal Peace, Nick
Benny (Benjamin K. Hinkle)
Friend
November 25, 2020
Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
The Staff of Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home
November 26, 2020
a loved one
November 25, 2020
a loved one
November 25, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of the tragic and untimely passing of Nick. I knew him thru On The Farm since it first opened. He always had a smile and kind word, and he will be dearly missed by myself and all those he served.

My deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones.
Donna Martin
Acquaintance
November 25, 2020
Nicky was the best. I’ll never forget all the good times we had over the last 44 years. I love you, and miss you.
Joey Colello
Friend
November 25, 2020
I cannot begin to say what is proper.....Nick and his whole family...both sides all came from the same Latham area and were an Icon in that community...growing and living with my family since day one. Nick always went out of his way to spend time with me and that I will miss. I am shocked, sad and so sorry for this loss but he will always be remembered in my mind...Please stay strong and never forget all he had done.
Jim Squadere
Friend
November 25, 2020
To the Huban family
All God’s love at this very sad time
Mimi Treffiletti Franchini & family
Mimi Treffiletti Franchini
Friend
November 25, 2020