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Emmett MacCubbin dies at 81 headed Home Mutual Life firm


Services for Emmett C. MacCubbin, retired chairman of the board of the Home Mutual Life Insurance Co., will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Charles Street and Melrose Avenue. Mr. MacCubbin, who was 81, died Monday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a heart attack at his home on Melrose Avenue.

He retired in 1986 after two years as chairman of the board and 29 years as president of the insurance company, where he worked for 53 years. He was a former chairman of the Maryland Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association.

Earlier, he was an engineer for what is now Greiner Inc.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1927 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and a 1930 graduate of Cornell University.

A pilot in the Air National Guard, he flew 52 combat missions aboard bombers in World War II. He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel with decorations that included the Legion of Merit and the Air Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster. After the war, he helped to organize the 104th Fighter Squadron of the Air National Guard and served as its deputy commander before leaving the Guard in 1950.

He had contributed articles to The Evening Sun.

His first wife, the former Lillian A. Thomas, died in 1972.

He is survived by his wife, the former Katherine Doris Kenny; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Barden of Darnestown and Barbara D. Arnold of Collinsville, Ill.; a son, Robert E. MacCubbin of Westminster; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the Arthritis Foundation.

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