William Haubert, 74

It is with great sadness that the family of William Haubert, formerly of Bridgton, announces his passing after a long illness on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at the age of 74.

“Bill,” as he was known to all, will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years Betty; his three children, Kathy Woolgar, Bill and Christopher and Andy and Donna, his son-in-law and daughter-in-law. He will also be fondly remembered by his five grandchildren, Madeleine, Brooke, Gabrielle, Anastasia and Nicholas. Bill was predeceased by his brother George.

Bill was born in Astoria, N.Y., where he grew up, attending St. John’s Preparatory and later St. John’s University, where he achieved his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Bill was a keen and accomplished tennis player, playing at the N.Y. state level and a lifelong Yankees fan.

Upon graduating from St. John’s, he joined IBM, where he enjoyed an illustrious and successful career spanning more than 30 years.

In the late 1960s, during the early years of his career with IBM, he was drafted into the U.S. Air Force, serving as an Officer in Vietnam until early 1970, when he received an honorable discharge and returned to work for IBM in N.Y., and later White Plains. During this period he returned to St. John’s University to achieve his Masters in Business Administration.

With a young family he established home in Port Washington, N.Y., and later in Ridgefield, Conn. During the Ridgefield years, he made a major contribution in time and coaching for the Ridgefield Basketball Association. His final move was to his beloved Bridgton, Maine, where he ended his career and relished retired life in the Lake Region.

Maine, for Bill, was truly “life as it should be.” From the home he built and retired to, he tended his three cabins on Highland Lake and enjoyed teaching his grandchildren to drive, to swim and to love nature.

In 2013, declining health saw a need for Bill to leave the lakes of Maine and move to Colorado Springs, Colo., to be close to family support.

His passing was infinitely peaceful and he was surrounded by his entire family and loved ones.

A funeral service will be privately held. Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to The Alzheimers Association, www.alz.org

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