Funeral services for Edward J. Dubrule, age 91, a resident of the United Helpers Nursing Home and formerly of 622 County Rte. 28 Ogdensburg will be held on Wednesday (Dec 22, 2010) at 12:00 noon at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Burial will be in the spring at White Church Cemetery in Lisbon.
Calling hours will be held also on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Mr. Dubrule died Sunday (Dec 19, 2010) at the United Helpers Nursing Home surrounded by his family.
Surviving is his wife, Doris; a daughter, Diane LaLonde and her husband Stephen of Ontario, NY; a son, Edward Dubrule and his wife Judy of Dekalb; a sister, Alice Sears of Connecticut; a step-brother, James Petell of Watertown; three grandchildren, Carina Sehrai and her husband Masood of Oakville, Ontario, Scott Dubrule and his wife Brenda of Norfork, CT and Kathi and her husband Steve Thume of Altona; and seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a sister, Anna Dubrule; two brothers, Osias and Hector Dubrule; and a step-brother, Delfus Petell.
Edward was born on October 26, 1919 in Ogdensburg, a son of the late Edmond and Mary, “Minnie”, (Gauthier) Dubrule. He attended Ogdensburg Schools. Prior to WWII, Mr. Dubrule worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp. for several years. In 1942 he enlisted in the US Army Air Force and served the duration of WWII. He was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone and assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron as a medic and ambulance driver. He returned to civilian life in 1946 and on July 9, 1946 married Doris E. Cruikshank in Madrid.
He began his working career at the Heuvelton Veneer Plant and then was employed at Diamond National in1950 where he worked for the next 24 years. He retired in 1974
He enjoyed reading, current events and going for walks with his dog in the woods. Memorial contributions have been requested to the United Helpers Memorial Fund.
Online condolences can also be made to his family at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.