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July 9, 2014

Raymond James Dubben

Raymond James Dubben

SCHENEVUS — Raymond James Dubben, 93, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Lititz, Pa.

He was born May 14, 1921, in Schenevus, the son of Albert James and Susan I. (Richey) Dubben.

Raymond graduated from Andrew S. Draper Central School in Schenevus. He was a member of the Schenevus Valley Masonic Lodge, the Oneonta Elks Lodge, the C.H. Graham Hose Company, Schenevus-Maryland Emergency Squad and was a member of the Fire Police.

He worked in the feed business for many years and retired from SUNY Oneonta as a stationary engineer.

Raymond is survived by three daughters, Trudy Simmons, Mary and Bill DeVeirno and Jane and Mark Kersmanc; son, James and Susie Dubben; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Dubben; two sisters, Carolyn Whiteman and Alice Thomson; and several nieces and nephews; and also his companion for the past several years, Mary Lou Bellinger, who will miss him deeply. 

He was predeceased by his wife, Maria Dubben in 2001; sister, Gladys Abramson in 2002; and granddaughter, Denise Simmons in 1983. 

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the Heller Funeral Home, 25 Arch St., Schenevus.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Arch Street, Schenevus, with the Rev. Richard Knudson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Schenevus Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the C.H. Graham Hose Co., P.O. Box 116, Schenevus, and/or the Church of the Holy Spirit, Arch Street, Schenevus, NY 12155.

Arrangements are with the Heller Funeral Home, 25 Arch St., Schenevus.

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