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William Robert Dube Bill Dube, 64, a long time West Torrance resident, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Little Company of Mary Hospital. After successfully defeating his first bout with cancer in 2009, he ultimately succumbed to a second occurrence with his family close by his side. Bill was born in Acushnet, MA on October 9, 1948 to Leo and Elizabeth Dube. At the age of two, Bill's parents relocated the family to Manhattan Beach where he grew up alongside his three brothers, Pat, Mike, and Jim. Bill served in the Air Force as a jet engine mechanic during Vietnam, and spent the next 35 years working in the automotive repair industry. He is survived by his wife of nearly 38 years, Teresa; son, Daniel (wife, Ashley); daughter, Erica; and grandchildren, Jake and Avery. Bill enjoyed traveling with his family (including trips to Maui, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Laughlin), cooking (famous for his large holiday dinners and weekend barbecues), gardening, water skiing, and watching NASCAR. He will be remembered as a selfless and devoted family man with an unbreakable work ethic, and as a pillar of love and support to all of those around him. He will be dearly missed. A vigil will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00pm, followed by a mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Wednesday, July 24 at 10am. Burial will take place at Riverside National Cemetery on Thursday, July 24 at 12:30pm.

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  1. My sincere condolences for the lost of your dear loved one, Mr. William Dube. During this distressing time may your family find peace from the scripture in the bible at Isaiah 33:24 promising no one will be sick again.

    Jan

  2. My sincere condolences for the lost of your dear loved one, Mr. William Dube. During this distressing time may your family find peace from the scripture in the bible at Isaiah 33:24 promising no one will be sick again.

    Jan

  3. It was such an honor to have known Bill! A man of his character is rare these days. Terri certainly had the best of all worlds with Bill, loving husband, great father, wonderful friend. The ‘Rock’ of the Dube family!
    Bill made us feel welcome in his home, his cooking was awesome, and he talked like he was telling us a great story! Always a giggle to end the conversation.
    We feel a little cheated on the time We did get to spend with our friend, but a man like Bill will leave a trail of stories for years to come!
    Rest easy Bill, you have left your wife and family in the care of many caring, and loving friends!
    Paula and Rich XOXOXO

  4. There are many, many hearts that ache for your family. Bill has left his touch on many people. You should be so proud to be his family. Your family is such a rare commodity these days. 38 years together and such wonderful and loving memories will be yours forever. Keep all your memories close to your heart and he will always be with you. Be there for one another and cherish the future memories that you can build on with what Bill has left you with. Take the time to grieve, then keep going forward one foot in front of the other. You have many friends that are here for you. All you have to do is reach out and they will be there, just as you have been for so many others.

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