Mr. Alfred F. Dubler
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81, of Montclair CA, died on December 23, 2012 at the Upland Rehab and Care Center. He was born January 11, 1931 in Ridgway PA, the son of John and Doris Lindgren Dubler. Mr. Dubler was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, class of 1949. In 1951 he served in the USAF during the Korean War, having served a tour of duty in S. Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1954 then continued in the reserves until 1958. He attended the Williamsport Institute of Technology, then apprenticed in industries in PA and CA and learned his Tool and Die Maker Trade. He retired from his trade on 01/21/1991. During his retirement he enjoyed his family, friends, home and their cabin in the mountains. Al was a sports enthusiast of football and baseball. His family was his first love. He is survived by his wife Kathryn Brady Dubler and three children: David and his wife Debbie of Wrightwood CA; Darlene Fritchel of Alta Loma CA; Sandra and her husband Donald Watson also of Alta Loma. He dearly loved his eight attentive grandchildren: Kellie Fritchel, Brittany Fritchel-Christopherson and her husband Andrew; D.J., Hayley and Spencer Watson; Ian, Hannah and Mariah Dubler. He is also survived by two brothers, The Rev. Herb Dubler and his wife Andrea of Connellsville PA; Jack Dubler and his wife Barth of Maumee OH. As well as a special cousin Mary Eileen Culp and her husband Ralph of Warren OH. He has two aunts, Lucille Beck of Endicott NY and Florence Dubler of Johnsonburg PA. He also had numerous nieces and nephews. His dog 'Whiskers', had a significant place in his life also. Family and friends may be received in the Draper Mortuary at 811 N. Mountain Ave., Ontario CA 91762 on Friday December 28th for viewing from 6:00 thru 8:00 pm. Saturday December 29th at 9:30 am, a worship service and celebration of his life will be held. He will then be interred in Bellevue Memorial Park on G. street in Ontario. We invite family and friends to continue his celebration of life at their home in Montclair. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the organization of your choice.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Dec. 27, 2012