To the editor:

Although the news may not have made it to the obituary page of the Gloucester Daily Times, Gloucester, and especially West Gloucester, recently lost a great son of the community. Bob Hubbard, born and raised in West Gloucester, passed away recently in Skowhegan, Maine, after a long disagreement with a bunch of cancer cells.

Bob spent his life advocating for the preservation of the woodlands, and natural places, wherever he lived. West Gloucester, Maine, Washington state, or anyplace he set foot. I am honored to call him a friend, and to pay tribute to his life long quest to save the environment.

Larry Jordan

Orange, California