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Bruce Chuber, of San Antonio, decorated World War II veteran, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was 91 years old. Born on September 25, 1922, in New York City, New York, he was the son of Florence Horman Chuber and August Chuber. He is survived by his sister, Carol Chuber Sacca; brother, Dr. Stewart Chuber; cousins, Frank Chuber and Helen Strnad; his wife, Gunhild Detto Chuber; daughter, Claudia Chuber; son, Eric Bruce Chuber; daughter-in-law, Michelle Sanders Chuber; grandchildren, Sebastian Ortega-Chuber, Camila McLaughlin, Bruce Chuber and Olivia Chuber. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. After attending Queens College he joined the war effort in the Pacific Theatre where he flew missions as navigator and radio specialist until the end of World War II. When he returned as a decorated soldier, he began his love for flying and became an outstanding pilot for the rest of his life. Flying was his passion, always owning a plane, treating it as one of his best friends. He was a member of the Octogenarian Flying Group and flew professional photography flights with his friend Rigo Guerrero until 2013. He joined Cessna Aircraft as international sales representative and years later worked for Aero Commander, Piper Aircraft and Fairchild as an International Marketing Director. His duties took him around the world, piloting all over Mexico, Central and South America, Africa and Western Europe. His work also took him to India, Japan and China. In addition to his passion for flying he was an avid sportsman and excelled in boating, motorcycling, fishing, hunting, swimming and skiing; but his love for his family and friends is what truly distinguished the life of this good man.
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH
16801 HUEBNER RD
A reception will immediately follow the service at the church. Interment with military honors will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 12562 Silicon Dr., Ste 105, San Antonio, TX 78249 or the San Antonio Humane Society, 4804 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78229.
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Published in Express-News on Apr. 17, 2014