George Ernest Dauberman
On April 30, 2014, George Ernest Dauberman, Sr., age 93, passed away. George was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Anna Mae (Holladay) Dauberman and two sons, Ernie and Gary.
He is survived by daughter, Patsy (Bob) Pollard and son, Larry (Diane) Dauberman, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. George was the youngest of 11 siblings. He, along with one of his brothers, was raised in the Pennsylvania Soldiers' Orphan School in Scotland, PA.
George at a young age joined the United States Army and was stationed at Ft Campbell, KY where he met and married his wife just 6 weeks prior to his deployment to Normandy. On D-Day, George fought in multiple battles across Europe until the end of the European campaign of World War II.
George received numerous accolades and awards to include the Purple Heart and a World War II Victory Medal for his combat service. In 1994, he was the recipient of the Normandy Liberation Medal presented by the French government for his contributions and sacrifices made in France.
George returned to Nashville, TN where he became a lifelong member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. George was a 30 year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 429 for 37 years. As a member of Local 429, he completed much of the work at the Opryland Theme Park during construction.
George retired as a journeyman electrician and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Most importantly, George continued to be a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather to his family.
George actively spent the past four years at Elmcroft Senior Living Community.
He will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN this afternoon, May 3, 2014, at one o'clock. Visitation with family and friends will be from eleven o'clock in the morning until the service at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Suite 301, Nashville, TN 37203.
Published in The Tennessean from May 2 to May 3, 2014