Hubert E. Dion of Ventura, a retired maintenance supervisor at Fresno State University, died Sunday [August 25, 1996] after a sudden illness. He was 82.
The 19-year Ventura County resident was born July 23, 1914, in Lake Linden, Mich., where his family owned a logging and lumber business. He was employed at the firm for 25 years.
During World War II, Dion served with the U.S. Marine Corps 4th Raiders in the South Pacific and was decorated with a Silver Star and Bronze Star. He also received the Purple Heart after being wounded in Guam and hospitalized for six months in Pearl Harbor.
After moving west from Michigan after the war, Dion worked for a time on the Pine Flat Dam project, which created the Pine Flat Reservoir and Recreation Area on the Kings River in western Fresno County. He then joined the maintenance staff at Fresno State, now Cal State Fresno, where he worked for 10 years as a supervisor.
He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1679 and American Legion Post 339 in Ventura. He was also a member of the California State Employees Assn.
Dion is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carmen; a son, Tom of Santa Clarita; a daughter, Mary Ellen Osio of Ventura; one granddaughter, and three grandsons.
A vigil will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home in Ventura. Mass will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura.
Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Assn. or Catholic Charities.