NOXEN — Dorrance Sterling Hubbell Sr., 89, of Noxen, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
Mr. Hubbell was born June 24, 1924, in Noxen and was a son of the late Nelson and Blanche Jones Hubbell.
While serving in the American campaign of the U.S. Navy during World War II, he received the Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal with One Star.
Dorrance was employed by McDonald-Douglas Aircraft, Huntington Beach, Calif., for 20 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of various American Legions and Veterans of Foreign Wars in California and Pennsylvania; MOOSE Lodge, Tunkhannock; AMVETS, Hanover Township; a life member of the Douglas Elsie Gundal Rod and Gun Club of Wilford Heights, Calif.; the Carson Clowners of Carson, Calif., and was a past member of the ELKS.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Blanche Jones; sons, Andrew and Brian Hubbell; brothers, Wayne, Virgil, Cecil, Clarence and Warren
He is survived by his son, Dorrance Sterling Hubbell Jr., Hemet, Calif.; companion, Doris Mingus, Noxen; sister, Verna Day, Beaumont; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday from the Noxen Bible Baptist Church, 3622 State Route 29 South, Noxen, with Joel Mitchell, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Dymond section of Orcutt's Grove Cemetery, Monroe Township. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.
Online condolences can be made at www.clswansonfuneralhome.com.