On Monday, February 22, 2021, John Mark Huff, of Walkersville, MD, husband and father, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at the age of 46. He was the loving son of Theresa (Howell) Huff and the late William H. Huff Sr.
John is survived by his wife of 20 years M. Elizabeth Hamel-Huff, and his daughter Fiona E. Huff.
Also surviving are brothers William Huff Jr., Benjamin Huff and wife Chelsea, along with nephews Amichai and Ezra, and niece Zali, brother-in-law Robert Hamel and wife (Mary) along with nephews Christian and Nathan, and niece Anna. He is additionally survived by beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends, including close family friend Abraham Cain, whom he regarded as family.
John was truly a self-made man getting his GED and starting community college at the age of 16. He continued his education with paralegal studies at George Mason University. At the end of his career was considered an expert professional in the following areas of law: intellectual property, branding, and commercial and contracts law.
His family was John’s great joy — he was always happy to be there for his loved ones. He was proud to be involved in all of his daughter’s sports, theater, and musical activities, and her ongoing educational achievements. He was an active participant in the family business, bringing his eternal optimism to every challenge.
John will be fondly remembered for his kindness and generosity, always happy to go the extra mile to help family, friends, fellow employees and strangers alike. To all who knew him, whether they were a first-time acquaintance or longtime friend, his kind and gentle spirit mirrored what he believed in — living a good life and treating everyone well. In fact, John’s life mission statement was to make the world a better place.
John was noted for his gregarious personality, he loved to talk with anyone about anything. His wide-ranging curiosity made him a fascinating conversationalist. Friendly co-host with his wife Liz of numerous pool parties and crab feasts, John was always ready to spend time with friends new and old. He enjoyed visiting casinos and spending poker nights with his buddies, and beach trips with his cousin Mark.
John was loved by so many and will be deeply missed. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for all the generous expressions of sympathy, help and support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations toward Fiona’s education may be made to https://gofund.me/f2e302c5 or donate to https://www.kiva.org/ or any organizations that help people in severe poverty.
A celebration of John’s life will be held Sunday April 18, 2021 at 2 pm in the activity hall of Walkersville United Methodist Church, 22 Main St. Walkersville, MD. Masks and social distancing required. The family will receive friends in the hall beginning at 1pm. The memorial service will also be live-streamed.