Paul Edward Huber

USDA Finance Official

Paul Edward Huber, 86, a financial official with the Department of Agriculture, died Aug. 8 of congestive heart failure at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Huber was deputy director of the finance division of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service in Washington from 1946 to 1970. He was instrumental in managing the federal Food Stamp program.

In 1965, he was presented a citation by Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. for his role in recommending innovations in the payment procedures of government agencies.

After retiring from the Agriculture Department, Mr. Huber joined the Virginia Department of Taxation, working as an auditor until 1982.

He was born in Berkeley, Calif., and was trained as an accountant at the former San Francisco Business College. He also attended American University.

He began his government career with the Agriculture Department in Berkeley before serving with the 16th Armored Division of the Army during World War II. In 1945, he was with the Army-Navy coordinating group during the U.N. Conference on International Organization, at which the U.N. Charter was drawn up.

Mr. Huber was a 50-year member of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington and served as a deacon.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Alice Marie Sundstrom Huber of Alexandria; three children, Robert Paul Huber of Falls Church, Andrea Marie Grimes of Gainesville and James Edward Huber of Clayton, N.C.; and nine grandchildren.

Elvira Hofsteters Parnickis

Film Editor, Clerk

Elvira Hofsteters Parnickis, 79, a film editor, salesclerk and volunteer, died after a heart attack July 25 at a nursing home in Lake Oswego, Ore., where she had lived since March.

Mrs. Parnickis had been a Washington and Silver Spring resident since 1956. She was a film editor for Peerless Film Laboratories in the mid-1950s and a salesclerk at the Woodward & Lothrop store in Wheaton Plaza for more than 15 years until retiring in 1996.

She was born in Nigrande, Latvia, and studied agronomy for two years at Kazdanga Technical College. Her studies were suspended in 1944, when she left Latvia to escape the Soviet occupation. She spent five years in various displaced persons camps in West Germany and was employed as a film editor by Riga Film Ltd. in Blomberg, West Germany, and later at Baltic Film/Rythmotion in Hamburg.

Mrs. Parnickis immigrated to the United States in 1950 and settled in New York until she married and moved to the Washington area in 1956.

She was a member of and volunteer with the Women's Club of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Washington DC in Rockville.

Her husband, Olgerts Parnickis, died in 1977.

Survivors include her twin sons, Martins Parnickis of Riga, Latvia, and Peteris Parnickis of Portland, Ore.; and a sister.

Uthman Shibaro

Fairfax Surgeon

Uthman Abd-Salam Shibaro, 73, who operated a general surgery practice in Fairfax from 1963 to 1998 and was an attending physician at Inova Fairfax Hospital from 1963 to 2000, died Aug. 6 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He had congestive heart failure.

Dr. Shibaro, a Falls Church resident, was a native of Beirut and a 1956 graduate of the American University of Beirut Medical School.

He completed an internship at D.C. General Hospital and residencies at George Washington University Hospital.

He was the chief surgical resident at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York before settling in the Washington area in 1963.

He was a member of the Fairfax Medical Society, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.

His wife, Arlene Gilman Shibaro, whom he married in 1959, died in 1997.

Survivors include two children, Laila Bailey and Stuart Shibaro, both of Fairfax; two brothers; a sister; and two grandchildren.