Brian Vincent DuBois
Brian V. DuBois of Cochecton passed away peacefully at home on Sunday July 26,2020 with his family , friends and the staff of Hospice at his side. He was 79 years old. Brian was the son of the late Mildred Fischer DuBois and John DuBois. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Hadden DuBois in 1998.
Brian had a love for motor sports especially race cars. He was a proud owner and driver of his own stock car which he raced at both White Lake Speedway in Kauneonga Lake in Bethel, NY and Orange County Speedway in Middletown, NY. Brian was 1971 Track Champion at Orange County Speedway. Brian had been retired from Teamsters Local # 445 where he put his amazing driving skills to work for 35 years. He also served as the Cochecton Highway Superintendent in his hometown for two terms. Brian was also well known for being the original builder, owner and operator of the Ruff Cut Chandelier Tavern in Fosterdale. Brian had perfected the Sims Pizza Recipe and held many full house pizza nights both at the Ruff Cut and at his residence. Alongside his family he also created the famous Ruff Cut Roast Beef Sandwich. Additionally, he was a master farmer, a career which he practiced throughout his life, you could often spot him donning his signature blue bucket hat , riding one of his many colorful tractors while mowing the hay, or calling his cows home for dinner. Brian was an honorable man, who spoke few words that meant so much, as said by William Shakespeare , "Men of few words are the best men".
Brian is survived by his loyal companion and significant other Martha "Marti" Bogdanowitz of Fosterdale and his beloved pups Mia, Buddy and Lily. His children: Brian Dubois, Jr., (Chris) of Tennesee, Bradley DuBois (Chris) of Cochecton, Brenda DuBois Manzi (Jeff) of Narrowsburg, and Bruce DuBois of Cochecton. His brothers John DuBois (Donna) of Cochecton, Dennis DuBois (Monica) of Middletown, and Gregory DuBois (Donna) of Cochecton.His beloved grandchildren who affectionately called him "PaPa " Jeane", Alex, Kyle, and Bradley,Jr. ,and one great grandson Jayden. He is further survived by his stepchildren : Linda Klimchok Schaefer of Cochecton, Donna Klimchok DuBois of Cochecton, Sandy Klimchok Daub of North Carolina and the late Barbara Klimchok Carlew who passed in 2010., and many dear nieces and nephews.
Services will be private. A celebration of Brian's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan 800 Stony Brook Court Newburgh, NY 12550 or to The SPCA of Sullivan County 104 Rock Hill Drive Rock Hill, NY 12775 or to the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the Lake Huntington Fire Department.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home Jeffersonville, NY 845-482-4280. to send condolences please visit stewartmurphyfh.com