Fritz Hubner, 84, Fisherman

Aug. 22, 1932 - Feb. 2017

Fritz Hubner of Montauk died at home on Feb. 17. He was 84 and had been in and out of the hospital for the past few years.

In addition to being a member of the Montauk Boatmen and Captains Association, which promotes the preservation of sportfishing and the sportfishing culture, Mr. Hubner was the captain of his own charter boat, the Mistress Too. It was fishing that first took him to Montauk, where for years he spent his summers. In 1964 or so, his family said, he moved there to live year round.

Fritz J. Hubner was born on Aug. 22, 1932, in New York City. He lived in Deer Park and worked as a service manager and mechanic for Crossman Cadillac in Great Neck before making the move to Montauk. He was married in 1955 to the former Judith Pol and had two children with her, both of whom survive. The marriage ended in divorce in the early 1960s.

The family received visitors at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton in February. On Feb. 22 there was a graveside service at Fort Hill Cemetery in Montauk with Father Tom Murray of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church presiding.

In addition to his daughter, Laura J. Mott of Montauk, and his son, Christopher J. Hubner of South Plainfield, N.J., Mr. Hubner is survived by his companion of more than 40 years, Joan Jones of Montauk, and four grandchildren. A memorial donation in his name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has been suggested and can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, Seventh Floor, New York 10001, or by calling 866-232-8484.