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Gray-Hubert F. Cobb passed away at home February 10, 2018 after a valiant battle with kidney failure. Hubert was born on the family farm January 2, 1933 to John and Beatrice (Davis) Cobb. He attended Gray schools, graduated from Pennell Institute and after that spent two years at the Massachusetts Radio and Telegraph school studying electronics, radios, television broadcasting, transmitting etc., from there he was inducted into the Army and served his time in England. Afterwards, he worked in MA again then married Carole Nov. 24, 1956 and moved to OH to work for Carl E Smith Consulting Radio Engineers as a Jr. Engineer where he was extensively involved in the engineering design work for Voice of America. Once he arrived back home to ME, they settled back onto Cambell Shore Rd where he spent the rest of his life surrounded by family and pursuing his many interests. He continued his love of radios by pursuing Amateur Radio and the Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) where he would talk to people all over the world relaying messages from military service members to their families before modern technology made it easier to communicate, an early sort of text message. Hubert was a member of the Kora Temple Shriners and had a long-time interest in Scottish Rite Freemasonry that was pursued through trips to Roslyn Chapel and other sites and a lot of reading. He was the Commander of the American Legion from 1972-1973 while Carole was President of the Auxiliary and 1978-1979. For quite a few years he was head of the committee that organized the Town of Gray Memorial Day Parade. He was also an avid genealogist and belonged to many societies including the Society of Mayflower Descendants, The New England Historical and Genealogical Society, The Maine Historical Society and The Maine Genealogist and several others. Hubert also loved to travel, making four trips to Great Britain and numerous trips around New England and Canada researching family history. He was a great dad and shared many interests and experiences with his kids including 2 submarine tours and trips to The Lucky Seven and the Hobble Inn in Alder Stream Township where he liked to go to camp(s) and hunt, fish and snowmobile and check out local history. For many years he helped his daughter and family on the State Fair circuit showing cattle. He retired from Guy Gannett Publishing Co (Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram) where he was the Electronic Systems Manager. Hubert is predeceased by his wife Carole, who he referred to as his best friend and grandson Douglas. He is survived by his four children, Helen and husband Michael Morrell of Windham, Hubert and wife Susan of Sandy River Plantation, Steve and wife Sandra of Gray and David of Poland. He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. His brother, John Cobb Jr. and his wife Ann. We would love to thank the Hospice of Southern Maine for their help and support. Per his wishes, there will be a graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday May 5 in Gray Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine.