NILES – Edwin “Duke” Doubet, 90, died at 5:25 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House in Poland, Ohio.
He was born Dec. 1, 1921, in Meadville, Pa., the son of Leon and Rachel Kremis Doubet.
Duke was a 1940 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, a member of the cheerleading squad and a graduate of The Bowman Institute.
He owned and operated with his wife Doubet’s Jewelry Store in downtown Niles, Ohio a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Niles, Niles Rotary Club. He enjoyed golfing, working outside, vacationing with his family, attending dog shows, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Guam and Saipan.
His wife, Jeanne Jones Doubet, whom he married April 17, 1943, died July 29, 2008.
He will be deeply missed by two daughters, Dianne Doubet Henson and her husband, Edward of Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Lisa Doubet Baker of Niles, OH; two grandchildren, Tiffany Baker and her husband John Grandage of Tallahassee, Fla. and Jacqueline Baker and her husband, Matthew Schaum of Niles; a sister, Joan Vaughn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jane Doubet Burke; and her son, Ken Burke.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Niles with Fr. Thomas Kraszewski officiating, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Niles City Cemetery, where Duke will be honored by the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Family and friends can visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com
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