William G. Hubbard of Riverhead died on July 17, 2021. He was 90 years old.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1931 in Riverhead to Cornelia Schnatz and William Byron Hubbard. He grew up in Riverhead working on the family duck farm. After graduation from high school, he went on to Farmingdale State College to obtain a degree in animal husbandry. He then returned to work on the duck farm with his father and together they ran the business for 30 years.
He was a member of the Red Bird Hook & Ladder Company of the Riverhead Fire department for over 60 years. During the last fifteen years, he was in charge of the antique “Red Jacket” and responsible for participating in parades, musters and demonstrations. He also was a member of the Riverhead Knights of Columbus Council 928 for over 60 years and served as Grand Knight from 1996 to 1998. He was also secretary and treasurer of the Columbus Club for twenty years. He also served as trustee from Suffolk County on the Long Island Antique Fire Apparatus Association.
After retiring, he and his wife traveled and went on several cruises on the Queen Elizabeth II through the Panama Canal. They also joined the Seaside Swingers of Hampton Bays where they square danced. They met many friends and for 20 years traveled to square dance in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas and on the Mississippi Queen.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 64 years, Winnifred B. Hubbard and their nieces Sandra (Richard) Schiavi and Kathleen (Michael) Reynolds and their children Michael and Brian Schiavi and Ned and Madeline Reynolds of Massachusetts.
Services will be held at a later time.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home.