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Herman A. Hubbard, 87, a former Buffalo resident, died last Saturday (Oct. 11, 1997) at his home in Vero Beach, Fla., after a lengthy illness.

Formerly employed at the General Motors Chevrolet Plant in the Town of Tonawanda, Hubbard had worked as a millwright. He retired in 1972 after 38 years of service.

Hubbard was a longtime member of the Masten District Democratic Club. For about 20 years he bowled with the United Auto Workers Local 774 League and the Shiloh Baptist Church League.

Until moving to Vero Beach about 3 1/2 years ago, he was a member of the 1490 Jefferson Senior Citizens Center.

In the 1930s, Hubbard played trumpet with the former Elite Versatile Serenaders Band, a Buffalo group.

A native of Jackson, Miss., Hubbard came to Buffalo with his family when he was 10. He was a graduate of Hutchinson Central Technical High School. He also attended the University of Buffalo Medical School for two years but had to drop out to support his family.

Hubbard's wife of 57 years, the former Agnes Fischer, died in 1989.

He is survived by a son, Herman of Vero Beach; a daughter, Patricia Ann Hubbard; and two grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee St.

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