Barbara Johnson Huber, a retired Penn staff relations manager—familiar to most as Barbara Johnson—died in Gallipolis, Ohio, on April 3. She was 81.
She began her career at Penn in 1960 as a secretary in biology. She went on to hold several other positions, including associate director of women’s residence, before becoming the assistant director of personnel relations in Human Resources in 1976. In 1983, she became manager of staff relations for Human Resources, and she remained in that position until her retirement in 1988. That same year she married Michael (Mike) Thomas Huber, who was also a longtime Penn employee, who had been associate director of alumni relations and executive assistant to the vice president for development and alumni relations (Almanac May 26, 2015).
She is survived by her sister, Ruth Adeline (Edmund D’Andrea); stepson, Thomas; two step-grandchildren, Anna Livingston and Otto Edward; sisters-in-law, Josie Metzger (John) and Kathy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.