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John Dubbelman

John Frank Albert Dubbelman

Wednesday, November 18th, 1925 - Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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John Frank Albert Dubbelman, 93 passed away on November 2, 2019 at his home in Cedar Grove, N.J. with his wife of 66 years at his side. Memorial Gathering will be on Fri., Nov. 8, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. Funeral Mass will be on Sat., Nov. 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Cedar Grove. Interment at Rosedale Cemetery in Montclair is private. Memories and condolences may be shared at shookscedargrove.com.

He was born November 18, 1925 in Bilthoven, Netherlands to the late Catherine Nolet Dubbelman and Albert Dubbelman. John spent his formative years in Nazi-occupied Netherlands during W.W. II. He was a graduate of St Francis College, Rotterdam, NL. After three years of national military service in the Royal Dutch Army, John accepted employment with the freight department of Holland America Line Rotterdam in 1950. He married Theresa Kruitwagen in June 1953. After gaining experience in the Rotterdam and London offices of Holland America Line he was transferred to NYC in 1954 as Assistant Freight Manager. He resided in W. Orange, then Cedar Grove from 1954-1959. John was promoted and transferred to their CA offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, living in San Rafael and Whittier respectively. He subsequently returned to NYC as Assistant Manager North Atlantic Division Holland America Line, settling in Cedar Grove again in 1964. John ultimately achieved the title of President of Holland America Line freight department before his retirement in 1986. After retirement, John enjoyed his time traveling with his wife to such places as the Panama Canal, Antarctica, South America as well as frequent trips back to the Netherlands. A lifelong learner, John will always be remembered by his love of books and classical music as well as the animated stories he told of his life during W.W. II but most of all for his great love for his wife, Trees.

John is survived by his wife M. Theresa, children, Francisca Falcon (husband Paul), Peter (wife Brenda), Pamela Carmona (husband Aldo), Theresa Banas (husband Michael), 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of John can be made to SCS - The Heritage Fund, St. Catherine of Siena, 339 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
    Address
    486 Pompton Avenue
    Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Catherine of Siena Church
    Address
    339 Pompton Avenue
    Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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    Please gather directly at the Church.
  • Interment

    Location
    Rosedale Cemetery - Montclair
    Address
    408 Orange Road
    Montclair, NJ 07042
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    Interment will be private.

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(973) 239-1489 486 Pompton Avenue | Cedar Grove, NJ | 07009 (973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com