Obituary for George J Dubell
George Joseph Dubell, 93, of East Windsor, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018. George was born in Hightstown, attended elementary schools in Hightstown and graduated from Hightstown High School in 1942 and The Peddie School in 1943.
During World War II, he served in Europe as a combat infantryman in the 104th “Timberwolf” Infantry Division and received the Bronze Star and The Purple Heart after being wounded in action.
He graduated from Lafayette College in 1950 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. At Lafayette, he was a member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity. While in college he married the former Margaret Hoffman from Cranbury on August 28, 1948.
Following college, he worked at Chase Aircraft and Strukoff Aircraft in Trenton, Electrical Mechanical Research and Applied Science in Princeton Junction and Heinemann Electric in Trenton as an electrical engineer. He then changed to a banking career as a manager of the Hightstown Savings & Loan, which later became Nassau Savings & Loan, until his retirement in 1987.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hightstown since 1935, serving there as a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Diaconate. He was a member and former treasurer of the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society, a former member of the Hightstown Lions’ Club, a former member of the Coterie Club of Hightstown and former member of the Hightstown Borough Council for nine years, two of those years serving as Borough Council President. He was also a member of The American Legion Post 148 and the Disabled American Veterans.
George enjoyed gardening, big band music and was an avid reader. In his younger years he also enjoyed woodworking and golf.
He resided in Hightstown until moving to Rossmoor in Monroe Township in 1997, and spent summers in Barnegat Light after retirement, until moving there full time in 2006. In 2010 he and his wife moved to Meadow Lakes Retirement Community in East Windsor.
Beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be greatly missed. Son of the late Ida and Hartzell Dubell, husband for 68 years of the late Margaret Hoffman Dubell, he is survived by three daughters, JoAnne Reisinger and her husband Ray, Janice K. Dubell, and Jeanne D. Pyrz and her husband David, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Private family burial will be held at Brainerd Cemetery in Cranbury. A memorial service will be held at Meadow Lakes at 2pm on Sunday, January, 28, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hightstown, 125 Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520. Arrangements are under the direction of Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home, 202 Stockton Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520.