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Alben A. Dragula

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Dragula, Alben A. 03/01/1919 ~ 04/17/2013 OCEANSIDE -- Alben A. Dragula, 94, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. He was born in East Orange, New Jersey to Michael and Michelena Dragula. He will be remembered by his loving wife, Eileen, of 49 years; his daughter, Colleen Johnson and son- in-law, Rick Johnson; son, Christopher Dragula and daughter-in-law, Julie Kumjian Dragula; his nephew, Ron Freilich; and niece, Denise Sarnoff. Alben served over 20 years in the United States Marine Corps and retired in 1963. His service included combat during the assault on Iwo Jima in World War II. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Thomas More in Oceanside on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11a.m. A reception will follow at the church. The interment will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, May 10, at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Catholic Charities. (

Published in U-T San Diego on Apr. 25, 2013
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