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Howard Augustine Hulbert

Hulbert, Howard Augustine COXSACKIE Howard Augustine Hulbert passed away, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, November 10, 2013. A resident of Coxsackie, Howard was the third of six children of the late John T. Hulbert Sr. and Julia Moran Hulbert, formerly of Coxsackie. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Daly Hulbert; his brother, John T. Hulbert Jr.; and sisters, Kathryn Hulbert Branch and Mary Helen Hulbert Maguire. He is survived by his loving wife, Roberta Shields Hulbert of Coxsackie; son, Timothy Hulbert and his wife, Bonnie Farone of Charlottesville, Va.; his sons, Daniel Hulbert of Albany, Sean Hulbert of New York, Michael Hulbert of Charlottesville and their daughter, Moira Hulbert also of Charlottesville; daughter, Margaret Mary Hulbert and her son, Joshua Dittmar, both of Coxsackie; his sister, Julia Rappleyea of Poughkeepsie; and his brother, Matthew Hulbert of Albany; and numerous nieces and nephews. Howard Hulbert was born in Coxsackie on May 28, 1925 and graduated from Coxsackie High School in 1944 and where he participated in sports and received the Phillip Arnold Goodwin Award as the outstanding student in his class. He then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and fought with the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific Theater in World War II, as a sergeant. After the war, Howard graduated from Villanova University (1950); worked as a bonding agent with Continental Insurance; was elected and served as mayor of Coxsackie and as a village trustee; coached basketball and baseball at St. Patrick's HS in Catskill; and, began a more than 50-year passion as a racehorse owner and trainer. In 1964, he began what would be a 26-year career as a teacher, coach (basketball and track) and theatric director at Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Schools. Howard was active in the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and a tireless fan of Villanova and New York sports teams. Howard was baptized at St. Mary's Church in Coxsackie in 1925 and was a communicant there to his last days. Howard was also co-chairman with William Tremmel for the Coxsackie World War II memorial. Relatives and friends are invited to call at St Mary's Church, 80 Mansion St., Coxsackie NY 12051 on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Mass of the Christian Burial to take place Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. with Reverend Father John Moyna and Father G. George St. John concelebrating. Burial to follow in the family plot of the St Mary's Cemetery, Coxsackie with full military honors. Arrangements under the direction of the W.C. Brady's Sons Inc Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie NY 12051. Electronic condolences may be made at www.wcbradyssonsinc.net
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Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 11, 2013
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