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Sidney Hubelbank

Sidney Hubelbank passed away Feb. 4, 2021 after a life of service to others. He was a kind and thoughtful man who helped his family and others. Even in his final years, he had a keen sense of humor. During World war II he served in the Army Air Corps in North America and Canada as part of the supply line for aircraft going to the war zone. During that time between duties, he enjoyed skiing the “old” way, climbing up the hill to ski down on wood skis. For many years after the war he was a partner in the architectural woodworking firm Eastern Woodworking located Connecticut. He was responsible for elegant interior installations in many Yale University and commercial buildings all over the New England. His love of quality wood working also lead him to be an officer of the American Architectural Association. This resulted in many memorable trips and memories. Additionally, he was a member and officer of the Lion’s club for many years. His love of sailing off the coast of Southern New England started as teenager and continued for the rest of his life. Besides owning his own sail boats, he was an active member of the Amistad boat association. As part of the recreation of the wooden Spanish Schooner La Amistad, he made repairs and rebuilt parts from scratch. He loved this work and that it brought children who would not have had exposure to the sailing world on board a wooden ship. Mr Hubelbank received many awards, including those from the Lion’s Club, the American Architectural Association, and Amistad. He is survived by his wife Marian Revitch Hubelbank, his son Mark Hubelbank and daughter-in-law Jeanne Hubelbank, grandson David Hubelbank and grandaughter-in-law Laura Hubelbank. He was brother to the late Diana Hubelbank, Hannah Jackson, Sophie Nadel, Beatrice Riback, Vivian Ruth and Arnold Hubelbank.  At 100, Sidney was proud that he survived all the physicians who told him he wouldn’t live long.

Funeral service will be private with interment in the Keser Israel Memorial Park, West Haven.

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#1 Comment By JEFF SMALL On February 4, 2021 @ 10:24 pm

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
SID WAS A GRACEFUL AND PEACEFUL MAN WHO ALWAYS HAD A WITTY COMMENT. CONDOLENCES TO MARION AND FAMILY. WE MISS SEEING YOU AT TOWER ONE.

#2 Comment By Josephine Lifrieri On February 5, 2021 @ 12:31 pm

Dearest Marian, I am sorry to hear of Sid’s passing. He was a wonderful man and I will always remember how he repaired my wooden cat planter! I enjoyed spending time with both of you and wish I could have seen you more often. You are in my thoughts, dear friend.
With love,
Jo

#3 Comment By Janet Schwartz On February 6, 2021 @ 7:21 pm

Although the status of family relationships can change over the years, Jerry and I are blessed to remain being accepted as part of the Hubelbank extended family. We will miss Uncle Sid. I am so glad Jerry got to know him. Our memories of him will live forever in our hearts.

#4 Comment By Ron Webb On February 7, 2021 @ 11:48 am

Dearest Marian,

I I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Sid. He was gentle and caring soul. I always enjoyed his sense of humor and dry wit. I remember the days at our office with fondness, especially when you and Sid and Jo and Steve would get together.
With deepest sympathy,
Ron

#5 Comment By Jeanne Hubelbank On February 7, 2021 @ 1:38 pm

Sid was the best father-in-law. We will miss his smile, love of music and sailing … well, just everything about him.

The ship Sid worked on was the Quinnipiac, not the Amistad. Our mistake, which I hope Legacy can correct.

#6 Comment By Julianne Wylie On February 7, 2021 @ 6:27 pm

Dear Uncle Mark, Aunt Jeanne, Marian, Dave,
and Laura,
I am saddened to hear about the loss of Sid.
I remember eating a few dinners with all of you,
and he was always nice to my family and I.
May you find peace in all your happy memories
as you go through this difficult time .
Love ,
Julianne

#7 Comment By Stephen R Hildrich On February 7, 2021 @ 9:19 pm

Dear Mark and Family,
Though it has been 57 years since we graduated from WHHS in ’64, we had good times there long ago, and I wanted to express my condolences on the loss of your Father. Even though you were so fortunate to have him for 75 years, there is never a good day to lose your Dad. Hope you are otherwise well. God bless,
Steve Hildrich