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William Tapley Hubbard
  • First Reformed Church of Schenectady
    8 N. Church Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305

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“Bill was one of the finest gentlemen i have ever known,he carried our insurance at our business and was well liked and respected by my whole family...Read More ยป
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William Tapley Hubbard of Schenectady, NY died August 3, 2013 at the age of 93.

Born in Springfield, MA he was the elder son of Harold Potter and Mary Tapley Hubbard and attended Springfield schools graduating from Classical High School in 1937. In 1938 he graduated from Loomis School in Windsor, CT.

Employed by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. he entered WWII in 1942 serving in the Counter Intelligence Corp of the US Army in the Asian-Pacific theater. Upon discharge in 1946 he returned to Dun and Bradstreet. In 1948 he went into general insurance business in Schenectady with the Schenectady Insuring Agency, Inc. retiring on January 1, 1985 as Vice President and Secretary.

Hubbard was active in a variety of community organizations serving as president of the Schenectady County Council of Churches, the Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Schenectady, Planned Parenthood and the Schenectady Rotary Club. A member of the First Reformed Church for over 50 years he was a member of its Greater Consistory. In December 1984 Hubbard was named Schenectady Patron by the City of Schenectady.

He married in September 1947 to, his late wife, Charlotte Roberts of Springfield, MA in a double wedding service with her sister, Katherine and her late husband, William Hale. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Renna (Angelo) of Norton, MA, two granddaughters, Laura Riley (Jonathan) and Katie Hajjar (Peter), six great grandchildren and a sister Mary Hasty (Royal) of Fitchburg, MA.

A memorial service will be held at the First Reformed Church of Schenectady at 1:30 PM on September 14, 2013. Entombment will be in the church columbarium. Donations may be made in memory of William Tapley Hubbard to the First Reformed Church or to an organization of your choice.