Mr. Lawrence "Larry" Glenn Dubaz, Sr.
1927 ~ 2013
Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Glenn Dubaz, Sr. entered into life eternal with his Heavenly Father on August 24, 2013. He was a native and lifelong resident of Biloxi and a graduate of Biloxi High School. As a young man, he enjoyed spending time with his father, mother and uncles working at the family business, the Dubaz Brothers Seafood Factory. Larry joined the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday in 1945. He served until July of 1946 on the USS Bairoko. He then began a career with the U.S. Postal Service as a Letter Carrier until he retired 40 years later. Larry loved to work and especially loved being a postal carrier. He retired only to begin yet another career as a sheriff's deputy and court bailiff for 20 years. Finally, at the age of 81, he permanently retired.
Larry loved life and people, especially his family. Larry was blessed to have not one, but two loving, adoring wives in his lifetime. He married Ramona Trebotich in June of 1947. They had three sons. In 1979, he lost his beloved wife Ramona to cancer. Later, he married Helen Gombos. He gained one more son and four daughters. They were married for 31 years. He enjoyed fishing, throwing the cast net, coaching little league baseball, chaperoning school events, league bowling, carnival balls and dancing. He was a member of the Biloxi Elks Lodge #606, The Slovenian Benevolent Society and the National Association of Letter Carriers and a past member of the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
Larry was known for his quick wit and his kind and gentle spirit. But most important of all, Larry was guided by his strong faith in God. Larry was a charter member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He worked in discipleship alongside Father Paul Heshin, other priests and parishioners in building the parish. Over the years, Larry served his Lord in many ways including bazaars, Christmas tree sales, Bingos, school functions, committees and much more. Our Lady of Fatima Parish always held a special place in his heart.
Larry was preceded in death by his first wife, Ramona Rose Marie Trebotich Dubaz, his second wife, Helen Rose Wentzell Gombos Dubaz, his son, Larry G. Dubaz, Jr., parents, Inez Gable and Luke Dubaz, brothers, George B. Dubaz and L.J. Dubaz, sister, Annette Dubaz Taranto and other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Larry is survived by sons, Michael (Cheryl) Dubaz, Daniel (Susan) Dubaz and Al (Marie) Gombos, Jr., daughters, Mary Alice Gombos (Jesse) Kanode, Linda Gombos (Fred) Hornsby, Julie Gombos (Richard) Schmidt and Kathleen Gombos (Mark) Gamis, daughter-in-law, Theresa Fox Dubaz, sisters, Iris Dubaz Roberts, Elaine Dubaz Montiforte, sisters-in-law Fern Dubaz O'Neal and Margaret (Dan) Scott, nineteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Friday, August 30, 2013, from 9:30am until 11:30am with an 11:30am Mass of Christian Burial, all at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Biloxi City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to the Mississippi Chapter of the
, 196 Charmant Dr., Suite 4, Ridgeland, MS 39157, 601-987-0020.
Many special thanks to all of his loving care givers over the last few years. There were so many that not only gave him wonderful care, but the love and respect that only come from those who truly love their patients as family. To all those at Settler's Cove and Saad's Hospice, we are especially grateful for your special and loving end of life care. God Bless.
The Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Sun Herald on Aug. 28, 2013
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