Eulogies of

Hubert George Williston

27th January, 1956 - 31st December, 1999

Garry Archer of the SASL Executive Board writes:

"I only knew Hubert through dealings with the SASL but I found him to be an intelligent, thoughtful, gentle man with much to offer at League meetings.

"I have also played against him in many Innocents-Madison and Windsor-Madison games. He was tall, powerful, fast and skillful. I think he always scored at least once every game against us! Many times twice or more!

"I am sure many of you who have played in the SASL have also passed a few muttered words across your lips as Hubert burst past you to slot another one home!!!"

Brian Boatman, player and Manager of North Branford SC, remembers:

"He was an imposing player to compete against due to his immense size and strength on the field and in the air. I can remember a number of matches where Hubert would use all of his 6' 4" inches of height to change the outcome of the game in an instant with a booming header. I had never played against Hubert in any other position except goalkeeper, but he was a handful anywhere on the field from my vantage point."

Joe Carlos, player and former Manager of Waterbury Morse Watchman and Waterbury Portuguese SCs, said:

"I'll always remember Hubert as a good soccer player and a great person. He was an imposing player with his size and agility, but what is more remarkable and memorable is the sportsmanship he displayed on and off the field. After a game, Hubert was the first player to extend his hand to congratulate the opposing players, whether he had won or lost. Whenever I saw him off the pitch, he always had a friendly smile and made the time to stop and say hello.

"Hubert was an examplary father, a dedicated professional, an energeric soccer enthusiast and volunteer, and a wonderful person. Our world lost a great person, but his stamp on it will stay with us forever...
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