Richard Burnell Dubs, of Mountain Top, entered the Lord's holy kingdom Friday at his residence.
Richard was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Manheim Township, York County. He was a 1943 graduate of Eichelberger Senior High School, Hanover. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy aboard the USS LSM 4. He also served at the U.S. Naval Station in Adak, Alaska.
Dick was active in the Boy Scouts of America, having taken an active role in the formation of Cub Scout Pack 39 and Boy Scout Troop 39, both sponsored by Bethany Lutheran Church of Montoursville. Dick was awarded the Lamb Award, which is presented to adult Scouters in recognition of service to youth in scouting. He was a member of the Montoursville and Mountain Top Lions clubs. He was instrumental in the Lions Club's procurement of a "jaws of life" for the Rice Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Mountain Top Kiwanis Club. Dick was employed by Bridon American Corp., Muncy (1960 –1977), and Nanticoke (1977 –retirement), as a Technical Services Engineer, before retiring in May 1988.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mountain Top.
He was the son of the late William W. and Emma A. (Rudisill) Dubs.
He was the husband of Helen I. ( Wentz ) Dubs, to whom he was married for the past 62 years.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen E. (Dubs) Miller, of Hanover, Pa. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, David A. Dubs; a daughter-in-law, Charlene (Wells) Dubs; and two grandchildren, Nathan Dubs and Alexis Dubs of Maryville, Tenn.
Funeral will be held Tuesday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mountain Top, with a 9 to 11 a.m. viewing; service and luncheon following. Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be sent to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, has been charged with the arrangements. Remembrances may be contributed at www.mccunefuneralserviceinc.com .
McCune Funeral Service - Mountain Top
80 Mountain Blvd South Mountain Top, PA 18707
Published in Times Leader on July 15, 2013