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George Hubal, Sr., 74, Thompson, PA died August 22, 2006 in Mercy Hospital, Scranton, PA after a short illness.

He was born in Thompson on February 14, 1932, the son of the late Alex and Anna Gallant Dobon Hubal.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Alex Hubal, Andy Hubal, Steve Dobon, John Dobon, Pete Dobon, and his sister, Katherine Bennent.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Pearena Galoni Hubal, originally from Carbondale, PA; his one son and daughter-in-law, George and Nina Hubal, Jr., Thompson; his three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Phillip Hubal – Avery, Thompson, Lisa and Stephen Winner, Thompson, Carol Hubal-Bartley, Union, NJ; seven grandchildren, Jason Skarbez, Erik Hines, Ashley Hubal, Jessica Hubal, Alyssa Hubal, Sean Bartley, Kyle Bartley; one brother and sister-in-law, Willie and Emma Hubal, Maryland; two sisters and brother-in-law, Helen Gavazzi, Binghamton, NY, Mary and Sam Stanchak, Wilkes-Barre, PA; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

George was a graduate of Thompson School. He was a farmer for many years, and then was a salesman for Young’s Inc. He was one of the very first members and continued on to be a lifetime member of the United Sportsmen’s Club in North Jackson. He was also a lifetime member of the Thompson Hose Company. His love for sports started as a young boy, and continued to grow throughout his entire life. He was a loving, caring and supportive husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 26 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and at St. Paul’s Church, Starrucca, PA, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Rev. Kenneth Seeger. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Thompson.

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