AUGUSTA -- Eugene "Gene" Louis Dube,
58, of Burns Road died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, surrounded by his family, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer Unit in Waterville,
after a courageous battle with cancer.
was born in Augusta on July 31, 1948, a son of the late Louis J. and Lillian (Kallock) Dube.
Mr. Dube was a graduate of Cony High School, class of 1967.
From 1967 to 1969, he was a member of the Army and served in the Vietnam War.
Gene was the owner and president of Pat Jackson Inc./Tri
City Septic Services, in which he had great pride and passion. With Gene's ingenuity, he was the first to build a private
waste-water treatment plant in the state of Maine. With the environment in mind, he started recycling septage by composting.
He was involved with the state of Maine in educating septic inspectors for certification.
Whether you were the state of Maine, city sewer treatment plants from all over
the State, a student in a septic class on design that needed to be taught for the Department of Human Services, a big box
store, a farmer, someone at a school or a homeowner at midnight anywhere in the state of Maine, but, most of all, someone
who needed Gene's help anytime from any walk of life, if you could hear, "Hello, this is Gene," you knew things
would only get better.
Gene was a member
of the Maine Masonic Temple Lodge 25, Maine Association of Waste Haulers, Maine Association of Site Evaluators, Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 887 and the National Association of Wastewater Transporters.
Gene was a big-hearted man who would drop what he was doing to help anyone who needed a hand. He trusted everyone
and could always see the best in them.