DUBE, Robert J. 74, of Treasure Island, FL and Potomac, MD, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2013 in Pinellas Park, Florida. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 44 years, Nancy Dube, in 2011. Robert, known to most as Bob, enjoyed a lifelong passion for cultural enrichment and scientific knowledge, visiting 60 countries and all seven continents with Nancy. His interests spanned from Kennedy Center performing arts to Washington Redskins football, and from water-skiing in Western Maryland to exploring the plains of Africa. Born 1938 in Lewiston, Maine to Joseph and Muriel Dube, Bob earned his BS in Physics from Bates College, and a MS in Physics from the University of Delaware. He spent 33 years with the Atomic Energy Commission, Federal Energy Administration, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission, retiring in 1996. Bob is lovingly remembered by many, including longtime friend, Michael Gosselin of Oakland, Maine; brother-in-law, Bill Stoner and sister-in-law, Karla Stoner of Urbana, Maryland; sister-in-law, Susan Luce of Braddock Heights, Maryland; sister-in-law, Cinda Stoner of Boston, Massachusetts; sister-in-law, Jeanie Crawford of Middletown, Maryland; sister-in-law, Julie Fish and brother-in-law, Ralph Fish of Frederick, Maryland; niece, Lisa Caponiti of Gainesville, Florida; nephew, Michael Luce of Braddock Heights, Maryland; and niece, Emily DelRegno of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Funeral arrangements are private, in accordance with Bob's wishes.
Published in Tampa Bay Times on Jul. 26, 2013.