HANOVER Helen May Dubs, 89, passed away peacefully Friday, February 8, 2013, at Homewood at Plum Creek following an eight month period of declining health. Born on July 25, 1923, in Hanover, she was a daughter of the late Paul R. Wildasin and Esta Saltzgiver Wildasin Hampshire, and the wife of over 62 years to the late Gerald W. Dubs, who died in 2004. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Auchey. Mrs. Dubs was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and the Ladies Auxiliaries of the Hanover Elks BPOE #763 and Hanover Lions Club. Having an artistic eye, she enjoyed painting in oil and making jewelry. She was reknown for her collection of Santa sculptures made from oyster shells and sold them in local boutiques as well as shops in Cape May and Stone Harbor, N.J. Survivors include her two sons, W. Barry Dubs and his wife, Sharon of Hanover, and Randall W. Dubs and his wife, Lisa of York; one brother, Kenneth Wildasin and his wife, Shirley of Hanover; two half-sisters, Lorraine Nace of Hanover and Betty Gillette of York; three grandchildren, Christopher B. Dubs and his wife, Sherry of New Oxford, Angela M. Stallard of Asheville, N.C., and Ryan M. Dubs and his wife, Nichole of Nebo, N.C.; two step-grandchildren, Jeremy R. Gallagher and his wife, Jessie of Hanover, and Bryan J. Gallagher of East Berlin; one great-grandson, Brandon Dubs; and two step great-grandchildren, Adalynn and Declan Gallagher. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Homewood Chapel at Plum Creek with The Rev. Peg Grzelkowski officiating. Burial will follow in Marburg Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at a viewing one hour prior to the service at Homewood Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Plum Creek Benevolence Fund, 425 Westminster Ave., Hanover, PA 17331. Arrangements are under the care of Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc., 311 Broadway, Hanover. Expressions of sympathy may be shared by visiting www.PanebakerFuneralHome.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 9, 2013