CHAZY — William M. Hubbell, USAF Col. Retd., 72, of Sunnywood, died on Sunday, July 21, 2002, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
Mr. Hubbell was born on Aug. 20, 1929, in Mineola, N.Y., the son of George Loring Hubbell Jr. and Sophie (Young )Hubbell.
He graduated from Garden City High School and was high school all American in la-crosse, a graduate of University of Maryland, First Team All American in la-crosse, three years; NYS la-crosse Hall of Fame and University of Maryland Hall of Fame.
He was a member of the River Rats, a Veteran group of fighter pilots that saw action over Vietnam.
Col. Hubbell was a fighter pilot having served from 1954 to 1980 with the U. S. Air Force in the Dominican Republic and Vietnam. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, among others. He retired in 1980. He then worked with the Department of Defense training foreign pilots and later retired to his family camp compound Sunnywood at Chazy Landing.
Survivors include his wife, Renee Hubbell; two sons, Robert Hubbell and his wife, Betsy of Herndon, Va., and Bill Hubbell Jr. of Washington, D.C.; one daughter, Anne and her husband, Michael Bowman of McLean, Va.; a brother, George Loring Hubbell III and his wife, Loretta of Chazy; three sisters, Elizabeth Betsy Parsons of Spokane, Wash., Barbara Field and Sue Wohlers of Chazy; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Services are private at the convenience of the family.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Chazy Volunteer Rescue Squad.
The R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh is in charge of arrangements.