Mrs. Judy Lynne Dube, age 61, originally from Schenectady, N.Y., has passed away.
Having lived with her family in Pittsburgh, Pa., Cornwall, N.Y., and Clifton Park, N.Y., before retiring on Lake Lanier in Oakwood, Ga. in 2000, Mrs. Dube was involved in a wide variety of community and volunteer organizations, where she often held leadership roles. Most recently, she Dube was president of the Theatre WINGS at the Gainesville Theatre Alliance as well as serving as a trustee for the Theatre Wing Endowment Fund. Along with her husband, they also hosted dinners for freshmen students and helped to feed cast and crew members after each production. As an active member of the Mended Hearts Program, Mrs. Dube dedicated over 9 years and 2,300 volunteer hours offering hope and encouragement to heart patients and their families. Her dedication was recognized in June 2011 when she and her husband were awarded the Southern Region Visiting Chair of Excellence Award at the National Mended Hearts Convention.
Always an animal lover and in her spirit of providing support and comfort to those around her, Judy also regularly picked up dogs from a local shelter and took them to visit the residents of New Horizons West Nursing Home. Other activities included: Past president of the Smokey Mountain Bounders Motor Home Club, member and secretary of the Gainesville Georgia's Medical Center Auxiliary Executive Board, member of the Peachtree MG Registry Car Club, Lake Lanier Shore Clean Up, member of the Hall County Newcomer Club, as well as an active member of the Newcomers' Book and Garden Club, and the Hall County Sheriff's Citizen Academy Association.
Mrs. Dube is preceded in death by her parents, Edith Shaw Gretten and George Gretten.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 40 years, Victor E Dube Jr.; two sons, Nathan (Robin) Dube and Brent Dube; beloved grandson, Connor Dube; uncles, Harry Shaw and James (Betty) Shaw; sister, Peggy (John) Enlow; sister-in-law, Midge Dube; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life service for Judy in Oakwood, Ga., with details to be announced.
Judy will be laid to rest this summer, July 29, 2014, in a private ceremony at the Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, N.Y., with a Celebration of Life service to follow.
At the request of Mrs. Dube and her family, in lieu of flowers please send donations in Judy's name to the Theatre WINGS Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1261, Gainesville GA 30503.
To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, (770) 932-1133.
Published in The Saratogian on Apr. 13, 2014
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