DUNKIRK: Robert N. Hubbard, 73, of Shorewood Drive West, Dunkirk, passed away Monday, December 26th, 2022 at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Dunkirk on January 6, 1949, the son of the late Sheldon and Harriet (Dorsett) Hubbard.
Robert was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1967 and received his Bachelors in Education from SUNY Fredonia. He worked as a Field Representative for Reid Petroleum Corporation, Lockport, retiring after 14 years. Robert was a Science Teacher and wrestling coach for Randolph Central School, owned & operated the former Perkins Restaurant in Fredonia & Largo, FL and then the former Get N Go Convenient Store in Fredonia. Mr. Hubbard was a Town of Dunkirk Judge since 2012, currently owned Hubbard’s Trailer Court, Forestville and was a member of Hanover Masonic Lodge #152 F&AM.
He enjoyed camping with his family, especially at the Hubbard Pavilion. Robert was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, enjoyed singing & performing in his Elvis suit and loved his mustangs.
Survivors include his wife Roxane R. (Comello) Hubbard, of Dunkikrk, whom he married on July 15, 1995, at their home on the lake in the Town of Dunkirk, three daughters, Kara (Calvin) Saletta, of Fredonia; Amber (Jeffrey) White, of Dunkirk; Shannon (Steven) Billheimer, of Saugerties, NY; and a sister, Norma Colvin, of Cherry Creek. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren, one great grandson, several nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews. Besides his parent he was predeceased by a brother in law Charles Colvin and a nephew Lance Colvin.
Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 4-7 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. Michael Spell, pastor of Laona United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be conducted by members of Hanover Masonic Lodge at 6:30pm.
The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.
Bob was my closest relative and buddy since I can remember as we grew up together and remained close throughout life. The warm memories will never be forgotten. His love of family and incredible sense of humor were always evident to anyone that knew him. His loss leaves a huge void to us that love him and may he truly RIP. I will miss him greatly. Until we meet again love you cousin Bob.
I first met Bob when I came on board at Reid Petroleum. We worked in tandem and often made road trips together. It’s those road trips and the fun and laughter that always ensued that I’ll remember the most. He lived an incredible life and surely rates as one of the finest people I have ever met. As Hub would say “Happy trails”.
Anne Sauberan Elliott
I am sorry to hear of Roberts passing .