Leon William Berube, M.D., 86
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Leon William Berube, M.D., 86 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away April 11, 2012 after a short illness. He was born on February 18, 1926 in Tarrant County, Texas. He was the son of the late Carl Joseph and Marie Vavian Berube.
Dr. Berube graduated from the University of Kansas in 1948 with his Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics where he served as a cancer research assistant and won 2nd place in the Kansas branch of the American Cancer Society. He completed his medical degree at the University of Kansas in June 1953. He served in the U. S. Navy from July 1943 to April 1951. Upon discharge he joined the U. S. Navy Reserves from 1951 to 1954. He served on the U.S.S Comstock. He earned the Victory Ribbon WWII, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon and the Navy WWII Occupation Ribbon. He joined the U. S. Public Health Service in 1953 until 1955. Upon his separation from the U. S. Public Health Service he completed his internship in Portsmouth, VA. Dr. Berube then joined the practice of Guyther and Gill which later because Village Medical Center in Mechanicsville, MD in 1956, where he practiced medicine until his illness in March 2012.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Paul Raymond Berube. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Virginia Wedman Berube, daughter, Nanette Berube Thomas, son, Bill Berube, son-in-law, Arthur Thomas; grandchildren, Jennifer Burrows and her husband Michael Burrows, Margaret Allen and her husband Richard "Mike" Allen, Kimberly Thomas and her fiancée James "Mike" Marean, Christopher Thomas, William "Pete" Thomas, Catherine Berube, Nicholas Berube and Mitchell Berube; and great-grandchildren, Madelynne Burrows, Lucas Allen and Samantha Marean.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mechanicsville at 10:00AM. Rev. Kevin O'Reilly, Rev. Peter Alliata and Msgr. T. Ansgar Laczko will be officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Roy Guyther, Dr. John Roache, Stuart Geisbert and Andy McWilliams.
All arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in honor of Dr. Berube to the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 15, Mechanicsville, MD 20659; Hospice House of St. Mary's, P. O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; and The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.