SILVER CREEK - Earl H. Dubert, 84, of Routes 5 & 20, Silver Creek, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 following a short illness.
He was born in the Town of Hanover on July 14, 1929, the son of the late Raymond J. and Ethel (Grey) Dubert.
Mr. Dubert worked on the family farm until 1969, then he worked as a Mechanic for the former Pagano Ford Tractor, Sheridan, for 30 years, retiring in 1999. From chainsaws to grape pickers, he could repair any and all equipment. After retirement, he enjoyed coffee with his friends at "Aunt Millies." Mr. Dubert was an aviation enthusiast from childhood until his death and especially loved Piper Cubs.
Survivors include two daughters, Marcia Crawford, of Newport, NC, Wendy (William) Comerford, of Fredonia, a son, Eric (Amy) Dubert, of Cassadaga, two sisters, Eva Dubert, of Brocton, and Laura Friedrich, of Wisconsin, two brothers, Raymond Dubert, of Texas, and Ernest (Marie) Dubert, of Ohio. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Aaron (David Taylor) Crawford, Jason (Bradley Bassinger) Crawford, Sarah (Ryan) Berger and Brett (Audra) Comerford and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Griffin.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Phyllis (Reister) Dubert, whom he married July 19, 1949 in the Forestville Baptist Church and who died in 2001, by a son, Mark E. Dubert, who died in 2012, by a grandson, Thomas R. Crawford II, who died in 2001, and by a sister, Mary Keddie, who died in 2013.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main St., Forestville, on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m., from where Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, with Rev. David Handy, nephew-in-law of the deceased, officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.
The family suggests Memorial donations may be made either to the Lakeshore Humane Society, P.O. Box 12, Fredonia, NY 14063, or to Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association, Sally Bulger, Secretary, 3698 Bard Road, Cassadaga, NY 14718.
To post condolences, go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.