John Myers Hubbard Jr.

Obituary for 1/9/14 of the Sierra Star

January 7, 2014 

John Myers Hubbard Jr. died on Dec. 1, 2013 at the age of 90.

Mr. Hubbard was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Jan. 7, 1923 to parents Augusta Kate Rinn Hubbard and John Myers Hubbard Sr.

He attended and graduated from Palo Alto High School and spent one year at San Jose State College before enlisting in the Navy during World War II where he was a lieutenant on the destroyer, the USS Cassin.

Upon his return from the war, Mr. Hubbard enrolled in Stanford University where he received a Bachelors degree in journalism.

After graduation, Mr. Hubbard became a reporter, staff writer and editor for the Peninsula Newspapers which included the Burlingame Advance Star. Under his leadership the Advance Star won numerous awards including the first most first place prizes ever conferred on any newspaper in the history of the California Newspaper Publishers Association annual competition.

Mr. Hubbard also worked on the San Mateo County Community College District as the assistance to the Chancellor for community relations as a coordinator for occupational programs.

He is survived by his daughters Janet Lynn and her husband Alan Sonne, Susan Terrell and her husband Ronald Stockman; sons Julian John Hubbard, Arthur James Hubbard and his wife Elizabeth; grandchildren Kate, Chris, Gabriel and Dustin; and several nieces and nephews.

A private celebration of life will be held and donations or remembrances can be sent to The American Lung Association, The American Heart Association or the SPCA.