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DUBITS, Joseph M.


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STOATE, Mary Elizabeth

DUBITS, Joseph M. 3

  • Born: 15 May 1936, Atlas, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States 3 4 5
  • Marriage: STOATE, Mary Elizabeth on 10 Aug 1957 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 1 2
  • Died: 29 Oct 2008, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States aged 72 3
  • Buried: 31 Oct 2008, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States 5

bullet   Cause of his death was cancer.5

bullet   Another name for Joseph was Joe.6


bullet  Burial Notes:

He is buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery.


bullet  Facts and details for Joseph M. Dubits:

He lived in Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. 7

He lived at 1109 Florence Ave. In Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1963. 8

He lived at 8 Oakhurst S CT in Glenwood Springs, Garfield, Colorado, United States in 1981. 4

He lived at 3530 Palmer Park Blvd in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1993. 9

His obituary was published in The Gazette on 31 Oct 2008 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States. It read as follows:

Joseph M. Dubits passed away on October 29, 2008 at Pikes Peak Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. Joe was born May 15, 1936 in Atlas, Pennsylvania.

He joined the United States Air Force in 1952. During his posting to Ottawa, Canada he met and married Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Stoate. Future postings were California, Colorado Springs, Washington D.C., and Vietnam.

Betty and Joe returned here in 1971 with their two children and have resided here since. He retired as a Master Sergeant having received the Air Force Commendation Medal in 1963 for meritorious service.

He also received his second medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) in 1968 for service in Vietnam. Following retirement from the Air Force, Joe worked for ITT Industries managing the communications center on Peterson Air Force Base.

He was a member of REA, the VFW Post #4051 and St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Betty, his son Brian; daughter, Lee Roberts (Freddy) and his grandchildren, Shelby, Lacey and Flint of Texas. He is predeceased by his parents, Rosie and Mikey Dubits and his sister Celie Jatko.

A visitation was held from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 31, 2008 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 2111 Carlton Avenue, Colorado Springs.

The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Charles Zinn, Shirley and staff at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center and to Pikes Peak Hospice.

In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated by the family to Colorado Springs American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., #100, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 636-5101 or to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600, Colorado Springs CO 80903, (719)633-3400. 5


Joseph married Mary Elizabeth STOATE, daughter of James Alfred STOATE and Mary Catherine Elizabeth BOWER, on 10 Aug 1957 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada.1 2 (Mary Elizabeth STOATE was born on 18 Jun 1934 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada,4 6 10 died on 9 Dec 2014 in Post, Garza, Texas, United States 2 and was buried in 2015 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States 2.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

They were married at Southminster United Church. 2



1 e-mail, Nancy Stoate MacLeod.

2 Obituary, Betty Dubits.

3 Social Security Administration, "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database, entry for Joseph M. Dubits, 2008, SS no. 176-32-2492.

4 "U.S. Public Records Index," database(accessed 9 Mar 2012), Mary E. Dubits.

5 "Find A Grave," database (www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 Aug 2012), Joseph M Dubits.

6 Bob and Anne Bower.

7 1930 U.S. census, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Mount Carmel, enumeration district (ED) 49-57, sheet 23B, dwelling 309; digital images, Census - USA - 1930 - Pennsylvania - Northumberland; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll T627_3597.

8 U.S. City Directories, Colorado Springs, Colorado, City Directory, 1963: 158; digital imagesaccessed 27 Aug 2012.

9 "U.S. Public Records Index," database(accessed 9 Mar 2012), Joseph M. Dubits.

10 Family Tree, Bower family tree - submitted by Elsie Evjen.