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David Wayne Dubec

October 20, 1960November 1, 2020
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David Wayne Dubec was born October 20, 1960 in Houston, Texas and passed away at home on November 1, 2020.

David was married to Jeri Harrington-Dubec and had one child, Erik Dubec. David was preceded in death by his wife Jeri, his parents Frank and Erika, and his younger brother Steven. He is survived by his son Erik; siblings, Annie Dubec Britton, Frankie Alan Dubec, and Dolores Dubec; nieces and nephew, April Stephens, Melissa Kuchar, Jenny Hollensworth, Brian Chamblee, and Katrina Chamblee.

David was born the middle child and was normally quiet and even-tempered. As a child, David was a typical sibling, including a healthy dose of sibling rivalry. He was very opinionated and not shy of expressing his opinion, leading to many disagreements with his siblings. This is typical of how the Dubec children were.

David was an easygoing individual who had a very dry and unique sense of humor. He was a gentle, loving soul who cared for his wife, child, siblings, parents, in-laws, and everyone else with whom he had built a relationship. He had a soft spot for animals and, as you may know, was a foster parent for many animals. He was constantly trying new things and enjoying new hobbies as though he wanted to experience everything the world had to offer. His interests ran from cooking to astronomy, fashion to car repair, music to programming, pretty much any interest one could have was one he shared.

In lieu of Flowers please send Donations to the Wildlife Center of Texas. You can go to WildlifeCenterofTexas.Org to donate online or send to 7007 Old Katy Road Houston, Texas 77024. Please note; A larger gathering Memorial Celebration of David’s life will be held in a Park setting this coming Spring. Details to follow.

Ode to David Dubec

David, as a little boy, you had an impish grin which won the hearts of many.

Scraped knees, dirty shirts, and climbing trees,

For you was a day spent in joyous ease,

Though for mom, the results were not always so pretty.

At the age of four, you learned to read, which made your family proud,

You took that skill to engineering school, where many more were wowed.

Your love of animals, started out quite young, showed up and stayed throughout your life,

You and Jeri took in strays, fostered pups and kittens, often staying up all night.

Known to drive to far off cities, to rescue those from storms

And volunteering at the wildlife center, where hungry orphans were the norm.

You both introduced to Eric, the will to feed and comfort those less fortunate than we,

He will be guided throughout his life by that same spirit of generosity.

A sweet kind fun and gentle father you greatly loved your son, the many times you all played games and ate pizza on the run.

The many talks and gentle guidance, the sweet caring life you showed your wife,

bequeaths to Erik a precious example, not soon to be forgotten as he goes throughout his life.

David, you could talk for hours on most any subject and held your ground with passion

As we all grew up we came to learn it was the Dubec fashion.

Knowing your dreams that will go unmet, are those that fill me most with regret.

There is so much more to write, and much I do not know, but that green silk scarf you dyed for me, was evidence of your love to see.

We will all miss you so


  • Erik Joseph Dubec, Son
  • Geralyn "Jeri" Ann Dubec, Wife (deceased)
  • Annie Britton, Sister
  • Dolores Dubec, Sister
  • Frank Alan Dubec, Brother

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Karen Harrington

November 10, 2020

David had many gifts. His intelligence, his boundless curiosity, and eagerness to learn made him a delightful person to know. His strength of character, patience and kindness endeared him to all of us. He was an amazing father to Erik, a wonderful husband to my sister and a much-loved member of the Harrington family. His quick and awe-inspiring wit always seemed so effortless. He was so generous with his time that he was a favorite with all of Erik’s cousins. Often when Jeri, David and Erik arrived to a family event one or more of the kids would run eagerly over to him and take his hand to do something. He would always patiently play or watch a movie. My sister could not have had a more wonderful caretaker during her illness. He always kept up a cheerful front, suppressing is own fatigue and grief. It was a gift to our family when Jeri brought David into our lives and he will be sorely missed. But we will always have our memories and the example from which we can all learn.

Gaynell Martin-Selman

November 6, 2020

It is with sincere heartfelt sympathy and condolences that I learned of your passing David. You still will always remain the gentle, kind, and funny soul that you were in my mind since you were a young boy. You would crack me up spontaneously when you weren’t even trying. I always enjoyed your companionship when you got together with my brother, Eddie, and the guys. May you rest in eternal peace until we meet again. My prayers and love go out to your family and friends. ❤️🌹❤️

Merri Priddle

November 6, 2020

My heart, thoughts and prayers are with David's family. Although I only met David once in person, as a Petpoint user, I 'worked' with him virtually for years and years. I felt a partnership and team effort working with him. David was just amazing, steady, reliable and always friendly and helpful. Such a tremendous loss to so many. I wish peace and happy memories to his family at this very difficult time.

Lauren Jackman

November 5, 2020

I am so thankful for the years I worked with David at Pethealth. I will miss his laughter, his ability to lead and ask tough questions and most of all his support and comradery. Even though we are a remote team I was so fortunate to be able to be with David in person a few precious times, and I will cherish those memories always. I send my prayers and love to all who are mourning his loss.

Sue Davy

November 4, 2020

I have so many great memories of working with David at Pethealth. He was always ready to inject his own brand of humor and bring a smile to all of our faces. His laugh was infectious. As a natural born helper, he was so well suited to guide customers and colleagues alike, toward quick solutions. My thoughts are with David's family, especially his Pethealth family who I know are missing him.

Cynthia Richards

November 4, 2020

David was an awesome person, and I am grateful I had the opportunity to work with him for nearly eight years. I loved his witty sense of humor that made each day a little brighter. I am deeply saddened by his loss, but so thankful that I knew him - I know my life is better for it. My heart goes out to his family and friends as I know what an incredible loss this is for them. ❤️

Lexie Parker

November 4, 2020

What a kind, genuine, caring, and thoughtful person David was, even when he sometimes liked to attempt to hide it with his snarky comments. He truly seemed to want the best for everyone, furry and human alike. He was such an example of love and commitment to his family. His absence has left a hole in our Pethealth family that can’t be filled, and I will so miss his great wit and amazing laugh. Wishing peace and comfort to his family in this impossibly difficult time.

Courtney Medina

November 4, 2020

David was always such a pleasure to work with and interact with. He was always willing to help with anything and jumped at the opportunity to do so. I had the pleasure of volunteering with him and shelter partners on a few different occasions. His passion for animals and their people was always present.

I will miss having a good chuckle with him, his compassion, and camaraderie. He was a great human.

Darlene Duggan

November 4, 2020

I am so grateful to have worked alongside David at Pethealth. He was such a hard worker and the epitome of grace under pressure. In short, he was one of my favorite people at Pethealth, and it was such a joy to hear his voice on the tech support line or see his name in the chat window--I knew I was in good hands. Prayers for David, the Dubec Family, and colleagues at Pethealth.

Mayra DelaCruz

November 4, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss and I walk with you in your grief. May you feel his spirit when the sun shines on your face.


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