Raymond ‘Ray’ Frank Cubbler, 88


Raymond ‘Ray’
Frank Cubbler, 88

Raymond “Ray” Frank Cubbler, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Montgomery County, Pa., and had previously resided in Pennsauken, N.J., and Frankford, Del.

Cubbler was the seventh of 10 children. The family relocated to New Jersey when he was 1, and most of his childhood was spent in and around Atlantic City. His teen years took the family to Pennsauken, where he graduated from Moorestown High School after studying agriculture at Camden County Vocational School. He served in the U.S. Navy and then settled into a life dedicated to raising his son and caring for his parents until their passing.

Cubbler moved to a retirement community in Medford Lakes, N.J., at 65, but continued to work full-time. In 1998, Cubbler moved to Frankford to be closer to his sister. In 2013, he entered the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, where he enjoyed a loving environment until he went home to be with his Lord.

Wherever Ray Cubbler lived, worked, attended church or participated in his community, he made friends with his endearing demeanor, a refreshing authenticity and his unwavering dedication to whatever task he took on. He retired from RCA in 1997 after a long career.

His earlier hobbies included scouting with his son, serving as treasurer of Troop 118 of Grace Church in Merchantville. Daily Bible reading and participation in church activities were an important part of his life, most recently at St Martin’s in-the-Field Episcopal Church in Selbyville, Del., where he loved greeting and ushering.

“Uncle Ray” never missed a family gathering, and his dozens of nieces and nephews remember sharing their milestone events with him. Having nine grandchildren of his own was a source of tremendous pride for him, and he marveled at hearing news of them as they grew up and began families of their own. He will be sadly missed by friends and family.

Cubbler was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Cubbler and Evelyn (Mills) Cubbler; brothers, Charles, Vernon and Richard; sisters, Grayce Bolinger, Dorothy Grover, Janet Blazer, Miriam Canning and Cecile Bolinger. He is survived by his son, Vernon Cubbler, and his wife, Jodi, of Belton, S.C.; a sister, Marjorie Cubbler Black of Orlando, Fla.; nine

Raymond “Ray” Frank Cubbler, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Montgomery County, Pa., and had previously resided in Pennsauken, N.J., and Frankford, Del.

Cubbler was the seventh of 10 children. The family relocated to New Jersey when he was 1, and most of his childhood was spent in and around Atlantic City. His teen years took the family to Pennsauken, where he graduated from Moorestown High School after studying agriculture at Camden County Vocational School. He served in the U.S. Navy and then settled into a life dedicated to raising his son and caring for his parents until their passing.

Cubbler moved to a retirement community in Medford Lakes, N.J., at 65, but continued to work full-time. In 1998, Cubbler moved to Frankford to be closer to his sister. In 2013, he entered the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, where he enjoyed a loving environment until he went home to be with his Lord.

Wherever Ray Cubbler lived, worked, attended church or participated in his community, he made friends with his endearing demeanor, a refreshing authenticity and his unwavering dedication to whatever task he took on. He retired from RCA in 1997 after a long career.

His earlier hobbies included scouting with his son, serving as treasurer of Troop 118 of Grace Church in Merchantville. Daily Bible reading and participation in church activities were an important part of his life, most recently at St Martin’s in-the-Field Episcopal Church in Selbyville, Del., where he loved greeting and ushering.

“Uncle Ray” never missed a family gathering, and his dozens of nieces and nephews remember sharing their milestone events with him. Having nine grandchildren of his own was a source of tremendous pride for him, and he marveled at hearing news of them as they grew up and began families of their own. He will be sadly missed by friends and family.

Cubbler was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Cubbler and Evelyn (Mills) Cubbler; brothers, Charles, Vernon and Richard; sisters, Grayce Bolinger, Dorothy Grover, Janet Blazer, Miriam Canning and Cecile Bolinger. He is survived by his son, Vernon Cubbler, and his wife, Jodi, of Belton, S.C.; a sister, Marjorie Cubbler Black of Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Sandra Abreu and her husband, Aaron, of Gaston, N.C., Matthew and his wife, Julie, of Lugoff, S.C., Jennifer of Charleston, S.C., Luke and his wife, Pam, of Camden, S.C., Melissa Hinkle of Kershaw, S.C., Stephen of Vienna, W.Va., Susanna of Daniel Island, S.C., Patricia “Gracie” Cubbler and Sean Haskins of Columbia, S.C., and Katherine Cubbler of Vienna, W.Va.; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were to be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.