On Friday, July 8, 2022, Hubert Duboff, loving husband of Ileen (nee Levin), father of Gary and Bruce, and proud Gramps of Jacob, Lindsey, Drew, and Max, passed away at the age of 89.
Hubert was born on June 1, 1933, near 40th & Girard in Philadelphia, PA, to Joseph and Minnie Duboff. “Hubie,” as he was known to his friends, joined the Navy after high school. He proudly served in the Korean Conflict, unfortunately losing much of his hearing due to a bomb explosion, but never letting that issue dampen his spirit. On May 27, 1955, he married Ileen Levin, of Feltonville. They raised two sons, Gary (wife Bonnie nee Lubowitz), and Bruce (wife Sherry nee Goodman), and then Gary and Bruce raised two grandchildren each, Jacob (wife Hanna Good), Lindsey (fiancé Max Bernstein), Drew, and Max.
Hubert worked many jobs in his life, from driving a cab, opening a novelty store, selling shoes, and managing a Bingo parlor, but he found his true calling in the early 1980s when he began selling men’s clothing. He loved being his own boss, and he especially loved when Gary and Bruce came to the flea market at 5 am on Thanksgiving Day to help sell sweaters.
His spirit was richer than a king’s. He never failed to provide for his family, who meant the world to him. At one time, he even delivered pizza so his family could have what he couldn’t. Hubert was happiest when his family was happy, and he would sacrifice anything to make that happen. His wife Ileen was his entire Universe, and he had an almost puppy-like devotion to her.
Hubert Duboff lived a full and rich life, and he loved and was loved by many, many people. No one can boast more wealth than that.