|Beland, James E.
BROKEN BOW -- James Edward "Jim" Beland, 88, of Broken Bow died
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Govier Brothers Mortuary in
Broken Bow. The Revs. Dan Rowlison and Jim Stark will officiate.
Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery will full military honors
by the Kearney National Guard.
Mr. Beland was born Dec. 10, 1917, at Manistique, Mich., to Joseph
John and Minnie Mariah (Connarty) Beland.
Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Deloris Beland
of Broken Bow; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Teresa Beland
of Normal, Ill., and Lynn and Alma Beland of Burwell; and a brother
and sister-in-law, Robert and Ruth Beland of McGill, Nev.
Additional survivors include five grandchildren, Drs. Jason and Jill
Beland of Atlanta, Joel and Leisa Beland of Hayworth, Ill., Garrett
Beland of Normal, Ill., Marcus and Amanda Beland of Greeley and
Renee Beland of Sherman, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn of
Hayworth, Ill., and Connor of Greeley; and a brother-in-law, Steve
and Pauline Haumont of Broken Bow.
Jim lived in Manistique until the age of nine, when the family moved
to Los Angeles. Jim attended school in Los Angeles until the 9th
grade, when he left school to help support his parents and younger
brothers. He received his GED with high honors in 1947, when he
returned from duty in Germany. He grew up helping his father at the
service station and battery shop they owned, where Jim learned to
repair batteries and cars, starting his life long love of tinkering
with cars. Due to the start of the Depression era the station was
sold and his father became a Gate Guard at MGM Studios, where Jim
met many movie stars of the time. His favorite story was of how he
used to race Clark Gable and his Duisenberg with Jim's Hot Rod Model
A. He never really said who won those races, but it was a wonderful
story to hear and watch his face light up when he told it. Jim, to
find work joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked building
fire trails and fighting forest fires in northern California and
Washington. He entered the Army in 1937 and returned home in 1939,
after serving at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.
Jim met Deloris Haumont at the Flamingo Nail Polish Company, where
they both were working in 1940. After a whirlwind romance and a 300
mile drive to Las Vegas, they were married there at the courthouse
on Feb. 1, 1941. In May of 1942, Gary was born in Los Angeles.
During this time Jim worked at Ducommens, a large machine tool
company and North American Airplane Factory and he was called back
to help his country in 1943. He moved Deloris and Gary back to
Nebraska to Round Valley near Sargent, while he served his country
in the European Theater in the 102nd Division. Jim was in the 327th
Combat Engineers and was a squad leader. The division landed D+30.
He drove on the Red Ball Express, breached the Siegfried line, was
cut off during the Battle of the Bulge and was one of the men that
officially closed off the German advance after the Bulge with his
squad and another squad from another Division shaking hands. The
102nd Division spearheaded the Ninth Army from Normandy across the
Elbe River in Germany liberating some of the first of the
concentration camps and POW camps. By a left turn, his company
liberated a concentration camp three miles from the POW camp where
his brother, George was held; Jim found this out in 1946. His
company put up the first pontoon bridge across the Ruhr River, and
like many of the men that served in WWII, he had many close calls
and wounds that to him wasn't important enough to go to the field
After the crossing of the Elbe River, Jim was in the Occupation Army
in Germany until his discharge in 1946. He moved his family back to
Los Angeles , where he worked with his father and brothers in
service stations the family owned. Due to economic pressures, the
family moved back to Nebraska in 1947.
In 1948, they purchased a new home at 630 N. 8th in Broken Bow. His
second son, Lynn, was born there in 1953, and lived there until
At the time of his death, Jim and Deloris were living in Liberty
Square Apartments in Broken Bow. Jim worked at both dime stores in
Broken Bow before going to work for Christman Hardware in 1950. In
1955, he changed jobs for the last time when he went to work for the
Nebraska Department of Roads, retiring in 1982.
During this time he remained in the service of his country in Broken
Bow, first in the Army Reserves from 1946 to 1949, then with the
Nebraska National Guard from 1949 until 1963, as First Sergeant. He
was officially retired by the Department of the Army in 1977.
Jim was a good husband, a good father, a good soldier and a good
man. He will be missed by both family and friends. Jim was a Life
Member of the VFW Post 3576 in Broken Bow, serving as Post Commander
in 1971-72. He enjoyed hunting and especially fishing and camping.
Jim and Deloris were some of the first in Custer Campers, he was
also quite a bowler and card shark and had the fastest Cribbage peg
on the north side of town. In later years, he enjoyed working in the
flower beds, garden, yard and feeding his birds, squirrels and
spending time with his grandkids and granddog.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack and
George; nephew, Matt Beland; and daughter-in-law, Mary Beland.
Memorials are suggested by the family to the 102nd (Ozarks) Infantry
Division's Scholarship Fund.
Grand Island, Nebraska
Bohlander, George P.
George P. Bohlander of Brethren Village, Lancaster, went home to be
with his Lord October 2, 2006 at the age of 88. He was the husband
of Doris S. Bohlander since 1946, having celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary on August 17th.
Born on September 27th, 1918, he was the son of the late George H.
and Helen Cushler Bohlander.
George served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army 327th Engineer C.
Battalion, 102nd Infantry Division in Europe during World War II.
For his service he was awarded the Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and
A licensed New York State Professional Engineer, he received his
degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology,
Potsdam N.Y. After 39 years with the Lederle Division of the former
American Cyanamid Company, (now Wyeth) he retired in 1986.
George was a member of Grace Conservative Baptist Church of Nanuet,
N.Y. for over 45 years, where he served as Sunday school teacher,
Youth Sponsor, Trustee and Deacon.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Meribeth B.,
married to Richard Baldwin of Westfield, Mass.; and son, David G.,
married to Roslyn T. Bohlander of Wyalusing, Pa.; six grandchildren:
Jennifer Leclair of Westfield Mass., Laura Baldwin of Wappinger
Falls, N.Y., Emily Baldwin of Pittsburgh, Pa., Joseph Baldwin of
Middleborough, Mass., Augusta, married to Mark S. Kniesly of
Lancaster Pa., and Alexandra L. Bohlander of Wyalusing Pa.; two
great-grandchildren, Hadleigh and Cooper Leclair; and a brother,
Frank Bohlander of Pompano Beach, Fla. He was predeceased by his
brothers John Bohlander of Strongsville, Ohio and Robert Bohlander
of West Islip, N.Y.
A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at Brethren Village,
3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, October 7, 2006, at 2
p.m., with Pastor Mark Tedford presiding. Interment to follow in
Silver Spring Cemetery, West Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.
Friends may visit with the family in the Chapel at Brethren Village
on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of George may be made to
The Brethren Village Endowment Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA
17606. The Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Joy, Pa.
Published: Oct 04, 2006 EST
Brown, Clarence L., Jr
b. 05/01/1920, d. 07/30/1971,
CAPT 327TH ENGR AVN GP, Plot: B 1648, bur. 08/03/1971
Memphis National Cemetery
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Brown, Theodore R
b. 03/26/1913, d. 03/21/1970,
T4 HQ AND SERV CO 327 ENGR BN,
Plot: E 994-A, bur. 03/26/1970
City Point National Cemetery
Hopewell City, Virginia
Cates, James P., 10 Mar 1915 ⲠOct 1946; Alabama
Pvt 327 Engr Combat Bn 102 Div, WWII
Stewart's Chapel Methodist Cemetery
(also known as Peep Crack Cemetery)
Blount County, Alabama
b. 06/14/1918, d. 05/10/1972, 327 ENGR CE,
Plot: R 2514, bur. 05/17/1972
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver, Denver County, Colorado
Cook, Stanley P
d. 01/23/1966, PFC CO C 327 ENGR BN CE,
Plot: A-E 1522, bur. 01/27/1966
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Point Loma, San Diego County, California
Crickenberger, Frederick P.
Born: 23 Jul 1905 Died: 12 Aug 1957
Virginia, S.Sgt. Co. A 327 Engr. Bn. World War II
Hamburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia
Pleasant View Memorial Gardens
Detweiler, Donald Lee
Donald Lee Detweiler, 84, of Grand Island, Nebraska died Tuesday,
April 29, 2003 at the Nebraska Veterans Home of Grand Island, NE.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, May 2, 2003 at the
Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island with The
Reverend Joel Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in the Grand
Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-9 pm Thursday at
Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the
Donald L. Detweiler was born on September 18, 1918 to William and
Anna (Dohrn) Detweiler in Grand Island. He grew up in Grand Island
and received his education in the Grand Island Public Schools.
He entered the United States Army on May 25, 1944 serving during
World War II. He was honorably discharged on January 6, 1946.
He was united in marriage to Helen Schneider on November 08, 1938 in
Nelson, Nebraska. After which the couple lived in Grand Island where
he was the manager of Sothman Lumberyard. He later was a purchasing
manager at the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant. He also was a
purchasing agent for Merrick Machine Shop.
He was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, American Legion and the Eagles. He was an avid bowler and
enjoyed gardening, grocery shopping, hunting, fishing and wood
Dinsmore, Myrle Andrew
b. 10/14/1903, d. 08/04/1948, CPL, 327TH ENGRS, Plot: 231 18 RA,
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Finlayson, Frank Ernest, 83, Idaho Falls businessman, combat
engineer in World War II, and avid sportsman, died at his home at
372 Gustafson Drive, March 23rd 2002 following an extended illness.
Frank 鮮y橮layson after completing college was called to serve
in the 102nd Army Division of the 327 Combat Engineers Unit.
Following officer training, he was assigned as a first lieutenant to
a combat zone in Germany for extensive duty. Injured in combat, he
was awarded a purple heart at the end of the war.
Idaho Falls, ID
FORTH, LEE M
PVT 327 ENGR COMBT BN
WORLD WAR II
FEB 18 1920 JAN 7 1945
Cabell County, West Virginia
5. CLINTON GOINS was born October 15, 1922 in Blue Diamond Perry Co.
Kentucky, and died 65.
Military service: Bet. 1943 - December 31 1945, 327 Combat
Engineers, 147 Amphibious Engineers, 102 Division
HUFFAKER, HAL R., 84 of Strawberry Plains, passed away
Sunday, October 9, 2005 at East Tenn. Baptist Hospital. He was a
retired employee of House Hasson Hardware Co., with 39 years of
services, a member of Paw Paw Hollow Baptist Church and a US Army
veteran having served in the European Theater with the 327th
Engineers Combat Battalion and the 102nd Infantry Division with the
9th Army. He served from 1942 to 1946 in France, Belgium, Holland
and North Germany.
Preceded in death by: son, Mike Huffaker; parents, John and Zora
Huffaker; sister, Maxie Chesney; brother, Ernest Huffaker. He is
survived by: his beloved wife of 56 years, Nadine Huffaker; and
loving daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Henry Norton. Funeral
service 8 pm Tuesday at Paw Paw Hollow Baptist Church with Rev. Al
Smith and Rev. Ronnie White officiating. Interment 11 am Wednesday
in Eastview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends
Tuesday 5-8 pm at the church prior to the service. Arrangements by
Fielden Funeral Home in New Market.
knoxnews - Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN
October 10, 2005
Kimbro, Kenneth Russell
Date of Birth: November 2, 1923
Date of Death: April 16, 2001
Where Buried: Whaley Cemetery, Shell Creek, Wyoming
Dates of Military Service: January 11, 1944 to May 12, 1946
Conflict or War: WW II
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant Technician Fourth Grade
Awards or Honors: EAMET Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal
Any other information submitted: He was in the 327th Engineer Combat
Division in Germany.
KLEKKER, JOSEPH 12 Mar 1904 - 12 July 1964
PVT, CO C, 327TH ENGR BN, WWII
All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery
1560 Brinton Rd.
Leadbetter, Clarence A., 79, of Corsica RD 1, died Friday,
April 12, 2002, in the Pennsylvania Memorial Home in Brookville.
Born May 6, 1922,in Corsica, he was a son of John D. and Pearl
Ambill Leadbetter, who preceded him in death. A veteran of World War
II, he served four years in the U.S. Army's 327th Engineer Combat
Battalion. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant in March 1946.
Interment in Asbury Cemetery
Clarion County, PA
PFC Gaetano LoMonaco
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Kings County, NY
Lynn, Richard Joseph
b. 01/15/1911, d. 01/15/1963,
PVT CO B 327 ENGR BN CE,
Plot: 2E 3284, bur. 01/17/1963
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno, San Mateo County, California
McGill, Elliton N.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 39266071
327th Medical Battalion, 102nd Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: California
Buried at: Plot I Row 5 Grave 9
Netherlands American Cemetery
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
McGinnis, James J. Jr. -
James J. McGinnis, Jr., 85
MUNCIE - James J. McGinnis Jr., 85, of Muncie, IN, passed away on
Monday, November 6, 2006 at Muncie Health & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born August 16, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA. The son of the late
James J. and Mary McGinnis.
James loved traveling, reading, and had a special interest in Civil
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He worked for Westinghouse for 35 years.
He was also a swim coach at the YWCA and MOST clubs. He was a member
of the Elks.
He served his country during WWII as a member of the 102nd Infantry
with the Army Corps of Engineers.
Nash, Earl E
b. 11/06/1906, d. 11/29/1959,
SGT CO A 327 ENGR COMBAT BN CE, Plot: H 653, bur. 12/03/1959
Hampton National Cemetery
City of Hampton, Virginia
b. 08/20/1890, d. 05/04/1952, PVT CO D 327 ENGRS 102 DIV, Plot: R
2154, bur. 05/09/1952,
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno, San Mateo County, California
Noll, Charles Adam
b. 06/12/1898, d. 06/19/1958, CPL CO A 327TH ENGR BN C E, Plot:
M 358, bur. 06/25/1958
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver, Denver County, Colorado
BORN ON: 5/18/1923 in Indianapolis, IN
DEPARTED ON: 9/21/2006 and resided in Indianapolis, IN
Chester Royal "Chet" Perkins 83, Indianapolis, passed away September
He was a 1941 graduate of Warren Central High School and graduated
Cum Laude from Butler University in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in
He served in the Army from 1943 to 1948 and was a member of the
327th Engineer Combat Battalion, 102nd Infantry Division (The
Ozarks). He received a Purple Heart for injuries he sustained in
combat and was made a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Evan Bayh.
He was a founding member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Butler
University. He retired as the Community Relations Director of the
American Lung Association of Central Indiana and was the editor of a
publication that was published by the Star News Blind Fund, The
Hoosier Star Light from 1954 to 1989. He was a member of Twilight
Optimist Club and The Indianapolis Press Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Talkington Perkins; his
parents, Adolphus Perkins and Maria Jane McDonald Perkins; brothers,
John R. Perkins and Adolphus Perkins, Jr.; sisters, Marjorie Brewer
and Virginia Wood.
He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Mike) Curts of
Indianapolis; sisters, Barbara (John O.) Johns of Indianapolis and
Carol (Mike) Metscher of Reston, VA.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2006 in Flanner
& Buchanan Funeral Center - Broad Ripple, with calling there from
Noon until the time of service.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana School for the
Blind and Visually Impaired, 7725 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN
The Indianapolis Star
September 28, 2006
A LIFE LIVED: Chester Perkins, 1923-2006
Injured WWII veteran's letter to Santa touched thousands
By Rob Schneider
In the winter of 1946, Chester Perkins was recovering from a war
injury that had destroyed his eyes and much of his face, when he did
something he had never done before. He wrote to Santa Claus for
Mr. Perkins had undergone numerous operations to repair his face but
knew he would never see again when he sent the letter to The
The newspaper ran it on the front page.
"I can't remember ever writing to you before, but I have found it so
increasingly difficult to obtain this thing which I want that I
thought you could help," he wrote. The letter appeared under the
headline: "Wanted: A Pair of Blue Eyes."
Mr. Perkins, 83, who died Sept. 21, grew up on the city's Eastside,
graduating from Warren Central High School in 1941. He was in his
freshman year at Indiana University when the attack on Pearl Harbor
sidetracked his dream of becoming a creative writer.
Mr. Perkins entered the Army, where he was a member of the 327th
Engineer Combat Battalion. By January 1945, he was in Germany.
His platoon was placing land mines when darkness fell. The soldiers
decided to finish the next morning, said his daughter, Stephanie
Curts. But snow fell overnight, and when his unit made its way
through the minefield, the sergeant was killed when he stepped on a
mine, and the blast tore through Mr. Perkins.
During his recovery in an Army hospital in Pennsylvania, Mr. Perkins
wrote his letter about wanting to see snow again and to "drink in
the looks of joy on the faces of those who love me, who have seen me
groping and stumbling in the dark for so long."
His published letter was picked up by the wire services and appeared
around the world, his daughter said. He received 6,000 letters in
response, some from people who offered him their eyes.
Mr. Perkins worried whether his wife, Janet, would still want him.
"She told him they had been married for better or worse," and that
was the end of it, Curts said. He realized he could wallow in
despair or make something of himself. He chose the latter.
His daughter said he realized that his handicap would not prevent
him from writing and learned how to use a typewriter. When he was
ready to come home, he took the train from Philadelphia by himself.
That's how he lived his life -- as independently as possible, his
daughter said. "His favorite saying was: 'Blindness is not a
handicap; it's just a damned nuisance.' "
He enrolled at Butler University, where his wife read all of his
books to him and he graduated with a journalism degree. On campus,
he was known as an excellent bridge player, was vice president of
his junior class and served as one of the editors of the university
He worked as the community relations director of the American Lung
Association for about 25 years, retiring in the early 1980s. He also
was the editor of "The Hoosier Light," which was published by The
Star Fund for the Blind from 1954 to 1989.
Richard and Sally Beck remember Mr. Perkins as a remarkable man with
an incredible memory. Sally Beck said she remembers asking him
whether he missed not being able to see his wife. He told her no,
because in his mind she always looked just as she did when they
Mr. Perkins, a familiar sight maneuvering around Downtown with his
red-tipped cane, had a great sense of humor, too. "He would come up
to me and say, 'Sally, you just look wonderful tonight,' " Sally
Beck said. "He was truly an American hero in the war and after the
Other survivors include sisters Barbara Johns and Carol Metscher.
His wife preceded him in death. Services were Monday at Flanner &
Buchanan Funeral Center -- Broad Ripple.
Mr. Perkins' letter
Excerpts from a letter Chester Perkins wrote to Santa Claus in
December 1946, asking for a pair of "bright, shiny blue eyes."
"Let me see all these things so that the memory of the last
Christmas I saw might be blotted forever from my mind. Replace the
screaming shells, the rumbling of tanks, the sound of tired marching
feet with the singing of hymns. . . . Replace the filthy, smelly mud
of battle and the drawn faces of dying men with the cool feeling of
fresh, clean sheets and the hopeful faces of men born anew.
". . . If, on Christmas morn, I should not find them there, I won't
really mind, and I will still be grateful to God, for haven't I
still a good mind, a strong body, friends who love me. . . .
"So, Santa, there it is. That's what I want for Christmas. Please
try, won't you?
"From a grownup little boy, Cpl. Chester R. Perkins."
PHILLIPS, JAMES H.
Mr. James H. Phillips, 76, of Fort Myers, died May 27, 2000. He was
in South Shore, KY, a son of the late John and Belle Phillips. He
WW II veteran, serving in the 327th Combat Engineers Battalion 102
Division from 1943 to 1945. He received the Purple Heart, three
Stars, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign
Entombment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Roosevelt, John, PVT, Army, 327th Engineer Combat Battalion,
102nd Infantry Division, 5/2/1913 - 1/22/1945
PRIVATE JOHN W. ROSEVELT, 32, of 1629 Broadway, in Camden NJ, died
while serving in the United States Army in Germany on January 22,
1945. He was a member of the 327th Engineer Combat Battalion when he
died, most likely in an explosion that leveled a block of buildings
at Gereonsweiler, Germany, killing an estimated 15 members of B
Company, and wounding about 30 more.
Evergreen Cemetery, Camden, NJ
Sedan Times-Star - September 27, 2006
Wayne Sleeth, age 90, of Coffeyville, former long-time Peru
resident, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 25, 2006 at the
Coffeyville Regional Medical Center of Coffeyville.
Wayne was born May 1,1916 in Cedar Vale to John A. and May
(Gastineau) Sleeth. He attended school at Peru, graduating from Peru
High School in 1934. He worked at the tile plant in Coffeyville, and
built oil tanks until joining the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union,
Local #339 in 1949 in Coffeyville. This Union later merged with
Topeka Local and later on the Wichita Local Union #441. He had
recently been honored for being a fifty-year member.
He joined the United States Army in 1944, serving as a member of the
327th Combat Engineers, 102nd Infantry in Germany, Holland and
Belgium. He married Mildred Maxine Jones in Sedan in 1938. She
preceded him in death in 1964. He later married Martha Hoffman in
1967. She also preceded him in death in 1985.
Wayne was a long time member of the Peru School Board, the Peru
Cemetery Board, the Peru United Methodist Church and the Sedan VFW.
He is survived by one grandson, Charles Wayne Sleeth and wife
Shelley and two greatgranddaughters, Morgan and McKenna Sleeth, all
of Charlotte, North Carolina and one daughter-in-law, Jeanne Sleeth
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives Mildred and
Martha Sleeth; one son, Larry Wayne Sleeth and one daughter, Jo Anne
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 am., Thursday, Sept. 28 at
the Peru Cemetery with Earl Tresner officiating.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, September 27 at
the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Peru United
Methodist Church or the Jonesburg Church and these remembrances may
he left at the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan
is in charge of arrangements.
Smith, Myles F.
T-5 327 Engr. Cbt. Btn. Co. B 1913 - 1977
Gardner Hill Cemetery
Elk County PA
SMITH, WILFORD ROBERT **W.W.II.VETERAN**
SERVICE # 34925638
T/5/327 COMBAT ENGINEER
NATIONAL CEM. CORINTH, MS.
McPeters Funeral Home Records - 1974
Alcorn County, MS
Edward G. Zubler once had a bright idea.
After doing six years of research at General Electric, he developed
halogen lamp in 1959. Zubler and his team of engineers improved
incandescent light bulbs by adding a halogen gas. The halogen
tungsten deposits, creating a brighter, longer-lasting light bulb.
lamps are mostly used in automobile headlights, floodlights and in
For his work in advancing lighting technology, Zubler earned
patents and awards. In 1978, his portrait and biography were put on
in an exhibit to technical pioneers in lighting at the Toshiba
Institute in Kawasaki, Japan.
Prior to joining GE, Zubler received a bachelor's degree in
Canisius College in New York, and a doctorate in physical chemistry
University of Notre Dame. He served as a combat medic in the U.S.
102nd Infantry Division in Europe during World War II, earning a
Heart for a shrapnel injury to his back and a bayonet cut to his
two Bronze Star Medals for valor.
Zubler died on March 20, 2004 from complications of surgery. He was