Richard Lee Tubesing, 75, of Glenville passed away peacefully at 3:06 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Sunbridge Care & Rehab for Salem.

He was born on November 25, 1937 in St. Louis MO. a son of the late Clarence Claus Tubesing and Letha Ellen Thacker Tubesing.

He is survived by his dear friends, John and Jeannie Zsigray, of Glenville.

Rick realized the value of education and graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Yale University, a M.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and a MOS degree in Library Science from Western Michigan University.

Rick was an honored Lt. veteran of the United States Navy Reserves. During his academic career, and was employed by the Baltimore Public Library as a Head Librarian, University of Louisville as Assistant Director, Atlanta Public Library as Dept. Head, Lewis College as Director, University of Toledo as Dept. Head, College of Southwest as a Director, and Glenville State College as a longtime Library Director of the Robert F. Kidd Library. He strived to open and inspire the minds of the students everyday by bringing vast knowledge to their fingertips. He was also an accomplished author, an avid reader, and a National Geographic enthusiast. He enjoyed animals, flower gardening, and jewelry making.

Rick’s request for cremation has been honored and his friends will have a private Memorial Service at a later date.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service of 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the friends of Richard Tubesing. Online condolences may be made at www.patboyle


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