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Paul J. "Flick" Dlubac


1933 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Paul J. "Flick" Dlubac Obituary


Master Sergeant Paul J. "Flick" Dlubac, III, RA Retired, 80, of Ely Lane, Simsbury, beloved husband for 49 years of Yong Cha (Han) Dlubac, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. He was born December 27, 1933 in Hartford, the second son of the late Paul James Dlubac, Jr. and Annie Patricia (Burns) Dlubac and had been a life long resident of Simsbury. He was a highly decorated veteran of two wars, Korea and Vietnam, with over 21 years of active military service in the U.S. Army, as an Army Ranger and in Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol. He served in Korea, Germany, Panama and Vietnam and was an instructor at the Jungle Warfare Training Center at Fort Sherman, the Canal Zone, Counter Guerrilla Operations and various other assignments while in the military. Master Sgt. Dlubac was a life member of the Society of the First Infantry Division, the Retired Enlisted Association and the National Rifle Association. He was a pistol, rifle, shotgun and police instructor, a member of the Association of the United States Army, the First Calvary Association, the 24th Infantry Division & the Disabled American Veterans Unknown Soldier Chapter 12. He served as Senior Vice Commander of American Legion, Tomalonis Hall, Post 84 in Simsbury and was past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1926 in Simsbury. Paul was very active in civilian organizations and service projects. He was Chairman of the Connecticut Congressional Medal of Honor Plaque, honoring Medal of Honor recipients from the Civil War to Vietnam, which is displayed in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Chairman of the Civil War Memorial Plaque and Stone located at the Civil War Memorial in Weatogue and was the Chairman of the Simsbury War Memorial Stone, honoring deceased service veterans who died in combat during World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Simsbury, where he served as an usher, was Executive Director for St. Mary's Federal Credit Union and a committee member for the St. Mary's Church carnival. He was awarded the Bronze Pelican and the Cross of St. George church awards. His involvement extended to the Boy Scouts, where he served as Chairman of the Farmington Valley area Catholic Committee on Scouting in Newington, was a staff member at the Archdiocese of Hartford, Commissioner of Boy Scouts of America, Long River Council in Hartford and was the Cubmaster for Pack 175, St. Mary's Church, Simsbury. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow and during his scouting years, he was the recipient of the Boy Scout Associations John Andrew Martin Commissioner of the Year Award, the District Award of Merit, Henry Griffin Spark Plug Award and the Order of the Arrow Head Award. Paul enjoyed swimming, fishing, softball, baseball, volleyball, pistol and rifle shooting and photography. Besides his loving wife Yong, Paul is survived by four sons, Paul J. Dlubac, IV of Simsbury, John M. Dlubac of Newport, RI, Daniel D. Dlubac and his wife Heidi of Seattle, WA and Steven P. Dlubac and his wife Colleen of Hudson, NH; his grandchildren, Madeline and James Dlubac; his brother, John Dlubac and his wife Karen of Granby; his niece Kelly Holland and her husband Jason and their children Jake and Emma of Framingham, MA. He was predeceased by his brother, Michael J. Dlubac. At Paul's request, there are no calling hours. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 21st, 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, 942 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Burial with military honors will be held Tuesday, July 22nd, 11:00 AM at the Simsbury Cemetery, 16 Plank Hill Road in Simsbury. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations may be made to Simsbury Cemetery Association, Flag Fund, P.O. Box 396, Simsbury, CT 06070 or to Father Flanagan's Boys Town, Boys Town National Headquarters, 200 Flanagan Blvd, PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please visit Paul's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences. God Bless & Keep the Faith¿


Published in The Hartford Courant on July 19, 2014
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