Huntingdon Trustee James Loeb Remembered for his Benevolence
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College trustee James Loeb is remembered at Huntingdon College today as a man whose generosity and benevolence placed him “among the giants” in the history of Huntingdon trusteeship and in the Montgomery community. Loeb, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees since 2003, passed away early this morning. Services for Mr. Loeb will be held Sunday, February 7, at Temple Beth Or. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., followed by the funeral at 2:00 p.m.
Huntingdon President J. Cameron West issued this statement: “Mr. Loeb was tenaciously and lovingly devoted to the well-being and growth of Huntingdon College, and his commitment to excellence in liberal arts higher education challenged us all to be more careful, discerning and visionary stewards of this institution. He was truly one of the giants in the history of Huntingdon College trusteeship and in the Montgomery business, civic and cultural community. Even as we miss him, we celebrate a life generously and joyfully lived. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Joan, and to all of his immediate and extended family, including our fellow Trustee Dr. Laurie Jean Weil.”
Loeb and his wife, Joan, were members of Huntingdon’s most generous giving society, the Order of the Countess of Huntingdon. The Loebs established an endowed scholarship in music in memory of Mr. Loeb’s mother, Helen Loeb, and gave generously to the College’s Cloverdale Campaign, Investment in Values Campaign, and Patrons of the Library. They were generous supporters of Huntingdon arts offerings, often in attendance at the College’s numerous lecture series and public concerts.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college.
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