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June 15, 2013

TUCKER: Old photos bring fun memories

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Tonawanda News — ***

Did you know John Dubickas? If not, you missed a wonderful person whose passion was boats. We met him when he was a salesman for Colonial Ford in Tonawanda and we rented an RV from there for a trip to Florida. He was so personable, loved the Tonawandas and knew everyone, so it seemed. John later owned Duby Marine and was a member of the Antique and Classic Bort Society and Vintage Chevrolet Club of America. He was instrumental in bringing the Richardson boats in for a parade on the canal at an early Canal Fest. He was enthusiastic, fun and always ready to chat. He’ll be missed. Condolences to his family.

Contact community editor Barbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or email barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com

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