Gerald Charles DuBord, 85, of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, February 19, 2020 at his home of natural causes.
He was born on December 4, 1934 in Escanaba, son of Joseph and Lena (Borden) DuBord. Gerald was raised and attended school in Escanaba. He was married to Audrey (Balthazore) DuBord on August 10, 1957 at St. Thomas Church in Escanaba. She preceded him in death on November 4, 2014.
Gerald served in the U.S. Navy aboard the Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S. Ticonderoga during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of Amvets Post 123 and served as post commander.
He was a Machine Tender at Mead Paper Company for forty years before his retirement.
He is survived by his children, Mark DuBord of Escanaba, Mike DuBord of Sarasota, FL, Patrick DuBord of Ft. Walton Beach FL. and Dale DuBord of Escanaba; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; siblings, Michael DuBord of Escanaba and Janice Parlato of Escanaba.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Jr., Sister Judy (DuBord) Lusardi and Brother, Myron DuBord.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, February 27th at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church with Rev. Timothy Ferguson officiating. A meal will immediately follow in the church hall.
The committal service will be held in the spring at Holy Cross Cemetery in Escanaba.
A message of condolence may be directed to the DuBord family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.