DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

July 25, 2013

George Dubois, 57


Conway, NH — George A. Dubois II died in the arms of his beloved, Eve Diegoli, on Monday, July 15, 2013. He had deep vein thrombosis that finally sent a blood clot to his lungs (pulmonary thrombo embolism). He is finally out of pain.

He was born November 7, a proud Scorpio, in 1956. He was a graduate of Pinkham Academy. He lived in Derry and Rochester, N.H., before moving to Mount Washington Valley with "Buck the Wonder Dog," his black lab who could rock climb. For five years, he was such an outdoors person that he lived in his van.

He worked at Eastern Mountain Sports, Saco Bound, Appalachian Mountain Club, and Attitash. He traveled to Europe and Canada with Channel One Video. He was president of two companies; Video Ad Ventures and Pollutions Solutions. He invented the Eco-Tray personal ashtray. He was also a versatile cook. He broke his back in five places while helping a child at Attitash, which was a source of chronic pain afterwards.

He was an adventurer and a top-notch athlete, including rock climbing, Alpine, cross-country and back-country skiing, whitewater canoeing, rafting, kayaking, roller-blading, mountain biking, hiking and fire-walking. He enjoyed rock and roll music, and invented a new art form of rock and roll harmonica. He was a regular at the valley’s various open mike shows. He loved to take photos and videos. He considered himself a scientist and wrote, “A Beautiful Theory of Everything," which can be found on his Facebook page, as well as many poems and song lyrics. His favorite place was the outdoors and he considered the White Mt. National Park his playground. He cared deeply about all of mankind and earth’s animals and plants. He was constantly striving for excellence, always learning new information, always trying to be the best he could be. We will miss his stellar mind.

He was passionate about the Valley and was an avid participant in Valley concerns, including expanding the Conway Library and preserving the Pudding Pond ecology. He was constantly encouraging people to be happy, strong, knowledgeable, and caring in all aspects of life. He was religious and attended various churches, including Christ Church Episcopal and Conway Village Congregational Church. He was always eager to help other people and joined many pro-ecological causes.

He was predeceased by his father, George A. Dubois Sr. In addition to his mother, Leona R. (Martin) Dubois of Derry, he is survived by his three sisters, Diana Strong of Las Vegas, Nev., Kim Matson, and his sister, Dierdre Theodore of Hookset; his two brothers, Clayton and Dana Dubois, both of Las Vegas, Nev., and the love of his life, Eve Diegoli of Intervale, N.H.

ARRANGEMENTS: The Memorial Service will be Sunday, July 28, at 5 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration on Route 302 in Bretton Woods, just before the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. It is a stone church on the same side of the road as the Mount Washington Hotel, with Tiffany stained-glass windows. After the service there’s going to be a pot-luck gathering in George’s memory at Tracy Blanchard’s house. You may bring something to eat or drink. Also, please bring any photographs you may have of him for a collage. Please label the backs if you want them back.

A Mass will be said on September 14, 2013, at 8 a.m. at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Ave., Derry, NH.

You can also email evediegoli@yahoo.com or call her at 603-733-5272 or 603-662-6725 (texting OK) with any funny stories or fond reflections you would like to have read for the Eulogy. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Estate of George A. Dubois II, P.O. Box 234, Intervale, NH 03845 to help defray funeral expenses.