Daniel W. Hubers, a retired real estate broker who was also a competitive sailor, died Saturday at Franklin Square Medical Center of heart failure.
The lifelong Middle River resident was 96.
The son of Anton Hubers, an optometrist, and Anna Hubers, a homemaker, Daniel Weber Hubers was born and raised on Weber Avenue in Essex.
He was a 1936 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and attended what is now Loyola University Maryland, where he was a pre-med student.
Mr. Hubers graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law but never took the Maryland bar examination.
In 1939, he went to work at the old Glenn Martin Co. plant in Middle River, where he rose to become head of production, directing airplane parts into the required areas for assembly.
He left the company in 1945 and enlisted in the Army, where he attained the rank of private. When the war ended, he returned to Martin.
In the late 1940s, he earned his real estate license and established the Back and Middle River Realty Co., where he continued working until retiring in the late 1990s.
In addition to his real estate work, Mr. Hubers took over as president of Back and Middle River Savings & Loan after his father's death in 1972.
The savings and loan had been founded by his great-grandfather, Daniel Weber, in 1912. After Mr. Hubers retired in 2005, the bank was merged with the Madison Bohemian Savings Bank.
"I think we built most of Essex, Middle River and Back River Neck," Mr. Hubers told The Avenue, an Essex weekly newspaper, at the time of his retirement from the bank.
During the 1980s and 1990s, he worked for the Baltimore County registrar of wills and as an appraiser for the Orphans' Court.
A sailor, Mr. Hubers was a founder in 1939 of the Baltimore Yacht Club. From the 1940s through the 1960s, he sailed competitively in Star Boat races aboard his boat, Conflict. In 1952, he came in second place in the World Cup Championship Races held in Portugal.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Connolly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave.
Mr. Hubers is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Nancy Marlene Clodfelter, a Democrat who served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1998 to 2002; two stepsons, Donald E. Hall and Bruce E. Hall, both of Middle River; a stepdaughter, Patricia "Trish" Cottone of Malvern, Pa.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.