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William Hubbard, 70

The Baltimore Sun

William Samuel Hubbard, a retired Baltimore firefighter and former longtime Edmondson Village resident, was stricken with a fatal heart attack Jan. 17 while shoveling snow at his Aberdeen home. He was 70.

Mr. Hubbard was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and later moved with his family to Baltimore. He was a 1955 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School, attended the Community College of Baltimore and served in the Air Force until 1959.

Before joining the city Fire Department in 1969, Mr. Hubbard drove a Yellow Cab, worked in a florist shop and at Bethlehem Steel Corp's Sparrows Point plant.

Mr. Hubbard spent his firefighting career with Engine Co. 8 and Truck 10 on Lafayette Avenue, family members said.

A resident of Aberdeen since 2005, Mr. Hubbard was a fan of Suzanne Pleshette films and liked listening to jazz. He was an avid rose gardener, enjoyed doing macrame and whistling.

A Mason, Mr. Hubbard was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Vulcan Blazers and the Black Firefighters Association.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Vaughn Greene Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road.

Surviving are his wife of 18 years, the former Margarette "Maggie" Goode; three daughters, Antoinette Middleton, Rene Morris and Lisa Hubbard-Warner, all of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Two earlier marriages ended in divorce.

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