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Paul D. Rublee

Paul DeWayne Rublee, 88, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., and was the son of the late Seymour Jack and Louise Hazlip Rublee.

Paul was a C-47 Pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He graduated from Purdue University studying mechanical engineering. He retired from Dunham-Bush as chief engineer after 26 years of service. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and SPEBSQSA, a barbershop quartet.

He was also an avid golfer, volunteered with the fire department while living in Indiana and sang in the choir at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

On April 18, 1953, he married Mary Ellen King, who survives.

Also surviving are four children, Steve Rublee and wife, Laura, of Charleston, S.C., Karen Loper and husband, John, of Richmond, Dan Rublee and wife, Marie, of Harrisonburg and Ken Rublee of Charlottesville; seven grandchildren and a cousin, DeWayne Rublee of Florida.

A service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the chapel of Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with the Rev. Michael Shenk officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ARC of Harrisonburg and Rockingham, 620 Simms Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Online condolences may be sent to the Rublee family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

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