Gary J. Dubler
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Gary J. Dubler, 59, of 423 Grimms Rd., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Saturday (September 25, 2010) morning.
He was born July 21, 1951 in Ridgway a son of Florence Logue Dubler, Johnsonburg and the late Edward F. Dubler.
On November 26, 1999 in Kane he married Julie Thompson Dubler, who Survives. 
Mr. Dubler graduated from Johnsonburg High School in the class of 1969. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1973 with a degree in Forestry and Wood Science. He retired in 2000 from Mallory Lumber Co. where he was a Sales Manager & co-owner. He was a member and past president of the Penn-York Lumbermens Association, a past director of the NHLA-National Hardwood Lumbermens Association & a contributor to the Penn Forest Products Association and a member of the Emporium Country Club. He was a avid hunter and fisherman. Gary was a loving husband & father.
In addition to his mother Florence Dubler
and his wife Julie Dubler
Daughter: Tess Dubler, Emporium
Brother: Robert Dubler and his wife Mary Lynn, Gurnee, IL
Brother: Steven Dubler, Johnsonburg
Sister: Kathleen, Mrs. Bill Carter, Tampa, FL
Brother: Roger Dubler, Johnsonburg
Brother: Glen Dubler and his wife Robin, Johnsonburg
Father & Mother-in-law: James & Joanne Thompson, Emporium
Brother-in-law: Joel Thompson and his wife Christine, Emporium
Brother-in-law: Jeffery Thompson and his wife Amy, Landisville, PA
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in Death By
Father: Edward F. Dubler
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 PM
Funeral Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Emporium on Wednesday (September 29, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bruce Burkness, Pastor and Pastor Jeff Little, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.





Left by Javan Mallery on 9/26/10

Gary was a very awesome person. He really helped me get started in the lumber biz. 
He was ver gracious to a kid just starting out.
We will miss him. 
God Bless you

Left by Kathi Gibbs on 9/26/10

Julie and Tess,
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you both.
I worked with Gary for over 20 years at Mallery Lumber and not only was he a gentleman - he was a gentle man. He was kind and considerate and it was my great pleasure to have known him.

Left by vonnie (freedline)bowley on 9/26/10

Dear Julie and family,
i'm so sorry about your loss. i hope you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is in a much better place. May your faith give you comfort and your memories give you peace.
God Bless,
vonnie freedline and family

Left by Jean and Charlie Tesauro [email protected] on 9/26/10

Julie, We were so shocked and sorry to hear of your terrible loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and Tess. God Bless you both. Jean & Charlie

Left by Joel and June Caldwell [email protected] on 9/26/10

Julie and family,

We are very sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

June and Joel

Left by JoAnn & Bill Smith on 9/26/10

Dear Julie, Tess and family,
We are so sorry to learn of the loss of Gary. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
JoAnn and Bill Smith


Left by Lori Erskine-Dodds [email protected] on 9/26/10

Dearest Julie and Tess,

I am so sad for your loss. Gary was such a wonderful person and you glowed when you talked about him. Please know you are in our prayers and will continue to be so. Our sympathy and prayers for strength, courage, and understanding the Lord's way to the rest of your families, as well. 

In God Prayers,

Lori Erskine-Dodds

Left by Terry & Leigh Gribble [email protected] on 9/26/10

Dear Julie and family,
We were so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the peace and comfort you need during this very difficult time.
Terry & Leigh

Left by John Pohl on 9/26/10

Julie and Family,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Although I did not know Gary personally, I still wanted you all to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Left by Marti and Dave Lewis [email protected] on 9/26/10

Julie, Tess, Thompson and Dubler Families,
Words can not express the sadness of your sudden loss. May God give you the strength to carry you through the tough times, and help to ease the sadness by bringing to mind all the joyfulness Gary brought into your lives. 
With deepest sympathy, 
Dave and Marti Lewis

Left by Steve, Betsy & Matt [email protected] on 9/26/10

Julie, Tess and Family....

Our arms, minds and spirits want to surround you with love and support at the sudden and tragic loss of Gary. As I know you are, we were shocked to hear of this unthinkable event. 

We will be with you on Wednesday.

All our love,

Steve, Betsy & Matt

Left by John & Jackie, Krysti & Abri Dubler on 9/26/10

Julie & Tess and Family--

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sorrow. Together we all had so much fun when we visited in late August. So glad we had the opportunity to be with all of you. You have been in our thoughts and we have great memories. We will keep you in our prayers and know that God will see you through the days ahead. We extend our sincere sympathy and share in the Love,Grace and Peace that will be with you!

Left by Debra Spotts [email protected] on 9/26/10

Julie & Tess ~
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My favorite memory of Gary is from Parent's Days at dance class. He was so proud of you, Tess! You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

Love & Blessings,
Miss Debbie

Left by Penny Cherry [email protected] on 9/27/10

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family threw your loss. God Bless you all.

Left by Pat & Darlene Vogt on 9/27/10

To Gary's Family:
Our hearts are saddened with the news of your loss. May God give you all strength to cope. We say goodbye to a wonderful man who will be missed very much. We keep you in our thoughts & prayers.

Left by Michele & Denny Neal on 9/27/10

Julie, Tess & Family,

We were so saddened to learn of your loss. Gary was a wonderful husband and father and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Michele & Denny

Left by Bruce Smith [email protected] on 9/27/10

I never had the pleasure of meeting Gary but I have known his brother in law Jeff Thompson since he became a professor here at York College of Pennsylvania. Jeff has spoken highly of all his family and particulary made references to Gary and how kind and generous he was. We pray for all the family members as they grieve this terrible loss.

Left by Jerry & Marie Woods [email protected] on 9/27/10

Julie and Tess and family, We were sorry to hear of the passing of Gary. He was a great person to be around. 
Are prayers are with you.
Jerry and Marie

Left by Linda Walker [email protected] on 9/27/10

Julie and family,

Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your family. I never had the privilege of meeting Gary but I felt I knew him through Jeff. Jeff works with me at York College and always spoke about Gary and his family with nothing but kind words and admiration. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. 

Left by Andrea (Zu-Zu) Alsippi on 9/27/10

Julie, Tess, Aunt Flo and the Dubler family. . .I wanted to share the poem below (I changed it just a tad) about living our lives without regret. Gary certainly did that. He packed a full life into those 59 years - especially the time starting in 1999 when he married Julie and started his family. Men do not come any better than Gary.
The message in the poem is quite simple - we cannot change the past, and the regrets that go with it, but why would we want to? It has made us who we are today. Some regrets may be big while others may be small. We can learn from them, each and every one, if we choose to do so and then let them go. I am so happy to have been a part of Gary's dash. Love, Zu-Zu

The Dash
I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on his tombstone 
From the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of his birth
And spoke of the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years. (1951 - 2010)

For that dash represents all the time
That he spent alive on earth
And now only those who love him
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
The cars the hous the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard;
Are there things you would like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what is true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
And more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is read
With your lifes actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?


Left by Wayne and Dawn Thompson on 9/27/10

We were shocked and saddened to learn of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as well as our earnest hope that the love of those around you will help get you through this most difficult time. 

Left by Daryl & Tracy Richardson & Family on 9/27/10

Julie, Tess and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Keep the happy memories in your thoughts and hearts to get you through.

God Bless You,

Daryl, Tracy & Family

Left by Barb, Matt Grimone Family on 9/27/10

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.

Left by Steve Ostrum [email protected] on 9/27/10

Julie & Tess,
We are truly saddened by your loss. We will miss Gary very much and will pray for peace for your family. If there is anything we can do for you please don't hesitate to ask.
Your Friends at Charley's 

Left by Laurie (Dalton) Butler [email protected] on 9/27/10

Dear Julie and daughter Tess,
I am so sorry for your loss and sadness at this time. Please know that my prayers are with you and your whole family. Love to you all.

Laurie & girls

Left by Brent & Idalee Simpson and Family on 9/27/10

Julie and Family - We are so sorry to hear about your loss. May God surround you in HIS love and comfort you during this time. 

Left by Carolyn Mathur [email protected] on 9/27/10

My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.

Left by Louise Harlan on 9/27/10

The Dubler Family:

I worked with Gary at Mallery lumber for nine years and we shared good memories. My prayer is that you will find comfort from God in your time of great loss.
God Bless you!
Louise Harlan

Left by Phil and Kim Jones on 9/27/10

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gary was one of the most polite, kind, and gentle individuals that I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I always enjoyed our conversations.

Left by Ben and Marcia Thompson on 9/27/10

Julie and Tess,

Death may eliminate the future, but it will never remove the past. God blessed you with the life of Gary. As you begin your journey through the many tomorrows, his kindness and strength will always be with you. In every blue and white sky, his love will be shining down on both of you as well as Penn State.

Ben and Marcia

Left by Debbie Szemes on 9/27/10

Julie, Tess and family. I thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and may he give you the strength to get through this difficult time.

Left by Dave and Lynn Newton Summerson on 9/27/10

Dearest Julie and Tess,
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. May God Bless you and all of your family and give you strength. 

Left by Tim Brown [email protected] on 9/27/10

Dear Julie and Family,

I am saddened by your loss and will keep you in my prayers. 

Left by Brian and Wendy Goulding on 9/27/10

Julie and Tess,
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Left by Bernie Oswald on 9/27/10

I was so saddened to hear of your loss. What a terrible shock! Gary was a kind and generous man. You could always see it in his smile and manner. Even as a young man his kindness always shown through. My prayers and thought are with you. God Bless.

Bernie Oswald

Left by Ron. McDonald II [email protected] on 9/27/10

Julie... I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss... I only wish any words of mine could lessen your burden or ease your sorrow.

Please know that you and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers during these very difficult days.


Left by Fr Matt and Barbara Ryan on 9/27/10

Julie, Tess, and family,

We are so very, very sorry for your sudden loss. May you find comfort in the days ahead, knowing that you are surrounded with love and prayers for God's grace and peace.

Left by Erin Cherry on 9/27/10

Julie and Tess,
Im so sorry for your loss. Im praying for you and your always in my heart. Mr Dubler was a really nice guy, and i miss him greatly. My family and I love you, stay strong. If you need anything at all just give us a call. 

R.I.P Mr. Dubler. 

Left by Don, Heather, Noah and Eden Dusich [email protected] on 9/27/10

Dear Julie, Tess and Family,
We were shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of Gary. Just a few weeks ago, we were all laughing together at Hersheypark. We are so grateful for that chance meeting. We will remember what a warm and friendly person Gary was. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.
Take comfort in knowing an angel is now watching over you.

Left by Darrell Berger [email protected] on 9/27/10

Julie and Tess and the Dubler Family.
Words can not say how sorry I am for your loss. Although I knew Gary only as an acquaintance, I fell I knew him closer because of my friendship with his younger brothers. Take comfort in knowing that he was very well liked and looked up to. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Left by Darrell and Judy Dubler and Family on 9/27/10

Julie and Tess:
You have our deepest sympathy.
If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to call.
They don't come any better than Gary. He was a great husband and father. When you look up at the stars at night - that is Gary smiling down at the both of you.
Love, Darrell, Judy, and Family

Left by Craig Nelson on 9/27/10

Dubler, Thompson and Logue Families

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Gary was one of the most down to earth and decent people I have known.

Deer season at the Glades will not be the same without celebrating Gary's arrival on Sunday and the stories of the past year with Julie and Tess. There will be an empty room, empty seat at the table, and at least one deer relieved that Gary is now hunting in the "Big Woods".

Craig Nelson


Left by Al and Kit Dubler on 9/27/10

Dear Julie and Tess,
We were shocked and saddened by the news of your loss.
We feel so greatful to have our memories of the wonderful time we spent with you last August.
May God comfort and bless you.
Alf and Kit Dubler


Left by Sandy Dubler Watson and Family [email protected] on 9/27/10

Dear Julie, Tess and Dubler Family,
We are beyond shocked at the sudden death of Gary. He will be truly missed by everyone who knew him. Ed and Florence raised a perfect gentleman! I am glad we got to spend time with him in Aug. I'll bet he's driving a Gator quad up in heaven right now.
Sandy, Don and Family 

Left by Nancy Pearson Brodie on 9/28/10

Dearest Julie - I am so very sad to hear of the loss of your husband. May you and your beautiful daughter draw comfort from one another, and strength from our Heavenly Father who never lets us carry our burdens alone. I will hold you both in my prayers.

Left by Sue and Dick Grolemund [email protected] on 9/28/10

Julie and Tess,

Your are in our thoughts and prayers. Draw strength and love from your family, friends, and each other. 
If there is anything that you need, feel free to ask. You also may call at any time during the day or night.

Love, Sue and Dick

Left by Cory, Shannon, & kids on 9/28/10

Julie & Tess,
We cannot express how horrible we feel for you regarding this tragedy. We were in shock when we heard of this. Gary was an absolutely wonderful guy and we will truly miss him. We will be with you Tuesday and Wednesday to help you cope with Gary's untimely death. We love you.

Left by Don, Sharon, Amanda, Brooke and Cody [email protected] on 9/28/10

Julie and Tess,

Our deepest condolances for your loss. You both are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and draw on each others strengths to get through this very tough time..

Love The Martyna's

Left by Dean Skiles [email protected] on 9/28/10

Dear Wife, Daughter and Brothers.

My condolences on the loss of your Husband, father and brother. I will forever remember the times we had hunting together as well as the good times at "The Glades". I'm so sorry for your loss. 


Left by Dave and Jeremy Shepps [email protected] on 9/28/10

Jeremy and I really only knew Gary from hunting camp, but felt like family from day 1 because of Gary, and family. We were shocked to hear of his passing.Our thoughts, and prayers are with all of his family. We will surely miss all of the fireside stories, and chats of hunting days gone bye. We know as soon as we step in the woods, we will always be warmed by his spirit Our Condolences Dave, and Jeremy Shepps

Left by Robert A Richmond, Jr. [email protected] on 9/28/10

Julie and Tess
I was saddened to hear of Gary's passing. I met Gary at the Glades when visiting with his cousin Wayne. May your memories give you strength and comfort through the days ahead. May God Bless and keep you in HIS care.

Left by Bethany Mack on 9/29/10

Aunt Flo, Julie, Tess and family,
I am so saddened to hear of Gary's passing. He was such a wonderful man, friend, husband and father. Cherish all the wonderful times and memories. I am so thankful to have had him in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
All my love!

Left by Judy Hallowell on 9/29/10

Julie, Tess and family,
So sorry to hear of your great loss, may your faith in God, help you at this very difficult time. My thought and prayers are with you.

Left by Nicolette (Logue) Bell & Brian Bell on 9/30/10

Julie, Tess and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your sudden loss of Gary. We will always remember the family reunions at your house and how much fun you both had at our wedding. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Nikki (Logue) Bell and Brian Bell

Left by Matt Bennett [email protected] on 10/4/10

Gary and I served together on the Board of the National Hardwood Lumber Association many years ago. He was a great friend and although we lost touch after he left Mallory Lumber, I thought of him often. I especially missed our wide-ranging conversations. He was a true gentleman.

Left by Harry Alexander [email protected] on 10/5/10

You were a generous and true friend to so many fortunate enough to meet you. You were fair and uncomplicated in all aspects of life. It was a great pleasure knowing you. Although you will be sorely missed, you will never be forgotten.
I am saddened by this news however I salute you Gary.
My condolences to the Dubler family.
Harry Alexander