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Thomas Russell Hubbard was a health science teacher at the Community College of Baltimore City and Northwestern High School.
Thomas Russell Hubbard was a health science teacher at the Community College of Baltimore City and Northwestern High School. (Handout)

Thomas Russell Hubbard, a retired health sciences teacher at the Community College of Baltimore City and Northwestern High School, died of heart failure March 23 at Bon Secours Hospital in Chesapeake, Va. The former Lochearn resident was 90.

Born in Durham, N.C., he was the son of Dr. James M. Hubbard Sr., a dentist, and his wife, Ethel.

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After his graduation from Hillside High School, he obtained a bachelor's and a master's degree from North Carolina Central University. He studied at Columbia University and received a doctorate in health sciences at the Catholic University of America.

He taught at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. and in the New York City public schools system.

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He moved to Baltimore as a biology instructor at Morgan State University. He subsequently headed the sciences department at Northwestern High School, and later became a professor of health sciences and the chair of the Department of Health Technologies at Baltimore City Community College.

He retired as dean of allied health at Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth, Va.

In retirement he enjoyed the outdoors, traveled and spent time with his grandchildren.

He was a Mason, and was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

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A life celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bell Yeager Freewill Baptist Church in Durham, N.C.

Survivors include a daughter, Jill Hubbard Labat of New Orleans, La.; a brother, Robert F. Faison Sr. of New York, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

— Jacques Kelly

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