MERIDEN - Leon Alfred DuBois, 82, of 104 Stoddard Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003 at Hartford Hospital. He was the husband of Elizabeth Webber DuBois. Born in Meriden, March 5, 1921, he was the son of the late Amos and Ida Zimmerman DuBois. He was employed as a toolmaker for 22 years at International Silver Company, after which he was employed for 10 years at Lyman Gun Sight in Middlefield, retiring in 1983. During World War II he was a member of the Coast Guard Band under the direction of Sid Caesar. He also played saxophone with several local bands. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the Antique Veterans. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karen Bednarz of Rockfall, CT and Judith Lawson of Vining, MN; three grandchildren, Janet Zielke of Berlin, CT, Bruce Bednarz of Rocky Hill and Eric Lawson of Vining, MN; two great-grandchildren, Melody Zielke of Berlin and Sydney Bednarz of Southington; and a close friend, David Gessert of Wallingford. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church. The Rev. David Brinkley will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. If desired contributions in Mr. DuBois' memory may be made to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.

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