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Lee D. Dubendorf

Died: Tue., Jan. 6, 2015

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NORTHUMBERLAND — Lee D. Dubendorf, 96, a former resident of King Street, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Manor Care, Sunbury.

Lee was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Augustaville, a son of the late Daniel W. and Gertrude M. (Rebuck) Dubendorf. On Aug. 30, 1946, he married the former Esther E. Guthrie who survives.

He attended Sunbury High School and later joined the Army Air Force in December 1941, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged in October 1945 with the rank of staff sergeant and was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal.

Lee was employed in 1945 as an installer with the Bell Telephone Company, Sunbury. He retired after 40 years of service in 1985 and received an award from the company for his years of service without sick leave. Following retirement, Lee worked part time at Furman Foods, Northumberland during tomato season and as part of the maintenance staff at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He attended Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church, Sunbury, and was a life member of the American Legion Post 201, Sunbury and was a former member of the Central Pennsylvania Gospel Band.

Lee was known as a hard worker who always put his family and church first.

In addition to his wife of 68 years, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Gail L. and Charles Saxton, and one son and daughter-in-law, Paul S. and Linda Dubendorf, all of Northumberland; four grandchildren, Jeffery Bahner, Matthew Saxton, Ashley Saxton and Lauren Fritchman; one great-grandson, Gabriel Bahner; and one brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Ruth Dubendorf.

He was preceded in death by four siblings, Amanda, Pauline, Ruth and Mark.

Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church, 967 Mile Hill Road, Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 1 with the Rev. Charles Cole officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.

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   Posted Wed January 07, 2015
Paul, After spending so much time with you and really getting to know you to over this past year, it is clear to me how highly you thought of your father. I know just how much you lost this week. My condolences go out to you and your family. Love, Mary.

Richard and Arlene Dubendorf
   Posted Thu January 08, 2015
Paul, Gail, and family. Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you in these trying times. Lee was a super person and it was a special time for us being with him and your mom. Sorry we can't be there.

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