Charles Woodrow Hubbell
Captain, United States Navy
Captain Hubbell was a New York native and traced his ancestry to Richard Hubbell, who came from England to Connecticut in 1640. He graduated with a degree in philosophy from Emory University, where he also was president of the Kappa Alpha social fraternity.
He joined the Navy Reserve about a year after college and saw combat in the Pacific during World War II. He took part in dive-bombing runs over Munda on New Georgia Island in the Southwestern Pacific. During the Korean War, he commanded an air group aboard the carrier USS Valley Forge.
Captain Hubbell went on to become the Navy's operations and planning officer for Southern Europe; a military attache in diplomatic posts; and an air officer on the carrier USS Yorktown.
His military decorations included the Air Medal with gold star.
In retirement, Captain Hubbell worked in real estate for about two years and enjoyed golf outings.
His memberships included St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rockville, the Knights of Columbus, the National Republican Party and the Army Navy Club.
His first wife, Budhi Hubbell, died in 1966.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Helen
Margaret Monroe Hubbell of Rockville; and a brother.
Died on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and godson at his bedside. He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen Monroe Hubbell, Rockville, MD; brother, John G. Hubbell, Minneapolis, Minnesota; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester S. and Margaret Hubbell; sister, Margaret Hubbell and brother, Rear Admiral, Lester E. Hubbell, USN (Ret.).
Mass will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church,
4101 Norbeck Rd., Rockville, Maryland, on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at
10:30 a.m. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military
Honors will be held at a later date.
HUBBELL, BUDHI OWARD W/O CHARLES