Michael Ranjit Hussein

michael hussein

September 14, 1956 ~ January 6, 2011

Resided in: West New York, NJ

Michael Ranjit Hussein, formerly known as Mike Huber, 54, resided in West New York, New Jersey, passed away unexpectedly in Cancun, Mexico, on Jan. 6, 2011. Survived by his sisters, Karen (Mike) Sexton and Debbie (Dave) Dupps; brother, Jeff (Valerie) Huber; and his partner, Orval Jewett of East Meadow, N.Y. Also survived by his nieces and nephews, Kelly, Shane and Corey Sexton, and Laura and Wyatt Lisonbee; aunts, Ruth Huber, Ann Isbester and Beverly Isbester; uncle, Tom Isbester, as well as numerous cousins and a host of friends worldwide. Preceded in death by his parents, Keith and Betty Huber; grandparents; three uncles; an aunt; and many close friends throughout the world. Mike was born Sept. 14, 1956, in Pueblo. He was a much loved teacher of English as a second language at Embassy Language Institute in New York City and Hudson Community College in New Jersey and was fluent in many languages. He traveled throughout the world studying religions and cultures. Mike made lasting friendships with people from all races, creeds and nationalities. Mike also enjoyed music, reading, photography and scuba diving. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Service, 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Roger Hupp officiating. Memorials may be made to Workers World Party, 55 W. 17th St., 5th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10011 Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I was with Michael the day he took this photo. It was Saturday October 10, 1998.We met at Barnes and Noble on 55th St. in Manhattan. He had called me the day before telling me he had no proper photos of himself and that he was having a professional photo taken so we met up after he left the photographer. He took a photo of me that day in Barnes and Noble I have the two photos in a double frame. I loved him very much. And he loved me. The letters he wrote me were stolen when my apartment was robbed. But I still have the photo. Michael was an enigma, a beautiful exquisite enigma. We last spoke Thursday August 12, 2010. On that day we spoke at length, candidly and in-depth. I told him “I was born to love you.” I will soon graduate with a Master of Divinity. But he is not here so the accomplishment is bittersweet. I miss him everyday.

  2. You are my best friend in my life,I don’t forget you my dear brother,I have your totally letter,you write me,I miss you really my dear brother please contact me Karen jeffe

  3. You are my best friend in my life,I don’t forget you my dear brother,I have your totally letter,you write me

  4. Michael “Tut” was a joy to be around no matter his beliefs or preferences he was a global human working for the good of all. Met him at USC in Pueblo Colorado I became known as Pitiful Dragon, Married to Momma Igor with our son Furniture Boy The man had a name for everyone.
    Will be missed

  5. I met Mike at USC in 1973 at the Language building while studying there. We were friends until his death. We were close friends. He was a great orator of his adventures of exotic travel experiences. I will never forget how he worked with Mother Teresa in India. I knew his family, who called him Lou. He came to visit me in Ca a year prior to his death, playing my piano beautifully, as his first love of music. Rest in peace, until we meet again, a uniquely close friend.

  6. I miss you my friend. Forgive me for not valuing our friendship better.You were a good friend, supportive and gentle. I remember all our times together. I loved you Hussein. I love you still.

  7. I miss you my friend. Forgive me for not valuing our friendship better.You were a good friend, supportive and gentle. I remember all our times together. I loved you Hussein. I love you still.

  8. I remember Michael’s apartments. He had one in Jersey City and then moved to another in West New York.

    The statue of the archer from Thailand…the Agatha Christie novels…the photo of him in Saudi Arabia.

    Michael was my colleague but he became my friend.

    He was one of the most supportive, understanding and caring people I have ever met.

    Once, when we were driving around Philadelphia looking for a restaurant, Michael spotted a chef standing outside an expensive French restaurant. He rolled down the window of my car and asked for directions in a hilarious French accent.

    Michael continues to be an inspiration in my life.

    I had always hoped to speak to him again but now I suppose I’ll have to wait.

    God bless you, Michael.

  9. I just knew that he passed away and i can’t believe it.
    I haven’t seen him for 3 years so hard to believe he’s gone 🙁

    Michael was my former English teacher and he was also like a mentor for me.
    I really admired(well, still!!) him. He has his way.
    He was the one I wanna be in my future- taravel all around the world, learn another culture, language and so on.
    And he introduced me Workers World Party because i wanted to active as an activist at that time and he was member of WWP.

    I told him anything what i feel, think and he always listened to me.
    He was such a great person for me. He saved my soul.

    Now I miss him so much. It’s so sad I won’t see him never again.
    I thank him every little thing he has done for me.

    Rest in Peace, Michael. You’ll be missed FOREVER!!

    Abrazo y besos

  10. Dear Orval & Huber Family,

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your partner, brother, and uncle! Michael & I met on the beach in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, way back in 1993. We both loved the beach & the water, and used to go almost every weekend.

    Michael will always hold a special place in my heart; he was the kindest, most caring, & gentle man that I have ever known. My heart goes out to all of you for your loss.

    I feel bad, I hadn’t talked to Michael for about 6 years. I suppose our lives went in different directions. However, when I was home last summer, I found and old photo of Michael & I that was taken just before I left Saudi for good. We were both young, handsome, & tan, so I put the picture up on my refrigerator for weight-loss motivation. While I haven’t lost any weight, that picture brings a smile to my face, and now a tear, each time I open the door.

    Rest in peace, dearest Michael… I know I have another angel in heaven watching over me!



  11. Feeling his spirit with me every day comforts my heart. His physical existence is evident by all the love that is felt for him around the world. He was/is a true gift, an authentic angelic role model to the world. I feel blessed to have known such a spirit full of pure love and God’s truth. He will live on in all of us for we know we were touched by an angel.

    My sweet friend Misha, I will honor your spirit by holding myself true to your passionate legacy of life, love, humor and service. Guide me Misha in carrying on your sweet and gentle authenticity. Guide me Misha in continuing your service to the world.

    Thank you my sweet Misha for being the best friend anyone could ever have. I will always adore you.

    With eternal love,

  12. Michael rented an apartment on our house for 8 years, he was a great person, and we exchanged lots of tips on running, biking and swimming as he practiced and participated on events involving these sports. We also exchanged food, and gifts with him, and we greatly appreciated his Worldliness.

    Our Hearts go to the Huber family for their loss.


    Carlos G. Monzon-Guzman

  13. I’m still in shock. Today one of my classmates just told me that Mr. Hussein passed away. I can’t believed, it is hard to believe that he is not here with us anymore. I want to express my deeple condolences to all his family. I also would like to tell that he was the best professor I have ever had. I am going to miss him a lot. Thanks Professor Michael to share all your knowlege with us and for teaching us the best. I was lucky to have know you.

  14. Dear Family and Orval,
    Thank you for the beautiful tributes to Tio Ranjitis. I am so grateful for having known him and sad for not carrying on our close relationship .
    As I move forward I will take his spirit with me as I pursue my Masters in Acupuncture and Herbs. He had the gift of healing.
    So many memories of Tio Ranjitis. So much to process in the next year. He will be missed by all who had the blessing of knowing him.
    No matter if we talked or not, I always remembered our adventures. I always held a special place for him in my heart, as I know he did for me. Just before he died I started to serioulsy think of how I could go see him in NY.
    Now we will see each other on the other side. I look forward to that next adventure.
    God bless all of you,
    Taraz( Habibi y Tarazitaji

  15. To all the Huber family:
    We are so sorry to hear of this loss. We are praying for you all and wish you much peace at this time. Blessings, Jennifer Rogers

  16. to the Huber family-
    Debra, Karen, and Orval

    I’m with you in spirit today, sending you and Michael lots of love. I cherish the happy memories of the time we spent together. In thinking of Michael today, this quote came to mind, “A heart is not measured by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” Michael is loved by many the world over. Like them, I will miss my dear friend. See you in the light, Michael!

  17. Dear Jeff, Val, Laura and Wyatt,
    We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother (uncle) Mike. We didn’t know him, but we do know the pain of losing someone you love. Think of you often, drive by your house often! Our prayer is that your fond memories will help you heal and find peace.

    Call if you get a chance…would love to visit with you. 250-8196.
    Love Dale and Diedra


  19. Mike “Lou”, we all lived vicariously through your adventures and your teachings. Michelle loved talking with you and truely wanted to take you up on the offer to travel together. You will be missed by so many. God Bless and rest peacefully!

  20. To all of those who loved Mike words are hard to come by at times like this. I have heard so much about him from my brother Dave, who always tells it like it is and his wife Debbie (Mike’s sister). I know that he held a special place in their hearts. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Mike I feel that we would have been good friends had I had that opportunity. I know that he loved his life and made friends easily whereever he went and what more could anyone ask for. To quote a line from a song “In the end the love that you take is equal to the love that you make”.
    Please know that we share your love and your sorrow.

    Mike Dupps & family

  21. Huber family,

    I’m sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I met him through sister Debbie and his persona was very touching and it was easy being his friend. I went to a few Rocky Horror shows and talked with him on and off in the 80’s. Special to Debbie: You are in my heart this week. Miss you too.

    Dennis Gonzales

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