Richard Hubley


Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2002

Sterling resident Richard "Dick" Hubley died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at his home near Sterling. He was 74.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Hubley was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Utica, N.Y., where he attended school. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Jan. 2, 1945, and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged Aug. 1, 1946.

He returned to New York and worked as a supervisor for the state Highway Department for 18 years. He then went to Greenland to work as a supervisor on the dewlines for a power plant for two years. Next, Mr. Hubley went on to Vietnam to work as a supervisor for the Pacific Architects and Engineers and later returned to Utica, where he owned and operated Hubley's Highland Serivce Station. In the 1970s, Mr. Hubley moved to Alaska and worked on the dewlines on the North Slope.

He was a member of the Catholic Church, American Legion, the National Rifle Association and a charter member of the Elks Club No. 2706 for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

"He always had a story to tell. He lived quite an adventurous life," said his family. "When he was in Greenland, he was one of the few people that would brave the elements to go hunting and fishing."

Mr. Hubley was preceded in death by three brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jeanne Hubley of Sterling; children Donna Potter and Richard Hubley Jr., both of New York; stepchildren and their spouses Gayle and Mike Chavis, Scott and Laurel Stanistreet, Terri and Bob Purdy, Robyn and Bernard Burgdoff; stepchildren Lynda Hartnett, Kevin Stanistreet and Lori Stanistreet, all of New York; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Gloria Hubley, and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of the Central Peninsula, 312 Tyee Street, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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