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Eldred N. Ubry, 99, of New Castle passed away at 8:25 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at the Jameson Care Center.
Eldred was born on April 21, 1918, in New Castle to the late Sylvester and Josephine Shaffer Ubry.
He married Marion Stewart Chambers on Feb. 1, 1940, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 2005.
He was a 1936 graduate of New Castle High School, was an Eagle Scout and later graduated from the former New Castle Business College.
Eldred served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 26, 1943, until Feb. 5, 1946, serving in the Rhineland Central Europe. For his service, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal.
Eldred owned and operated the former Ubry Agency in New Castle for many years.
He was a member of St. Mary Church, Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, and served as an usher there for many years. He currently served as a director and officer on the board of Mahoning Finance Co. and did so for several decades.
Eldred enjoyed playing pool at Challenges, loved being with people, had a sharp mind and a quick wit.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen G. Shoaf of New Castle; three sons, Paul S. (Sherry) Ubry, Kenneth Ubry and Bruce E. (Diane) Ubry, all of New Castle; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Ubry, and a sister, Eileen Wolfbrant.
Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct full military honors at the funeral home a 6 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church. Interment will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to UPMC Family Hospice and Palliative Care.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on October 31, 2017
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