Philip Joseph Dubey Jr., 91, insurance agency executive...

November 02, 1999

Philip Joseph Dubey Jr., 91, insurance agency executive

Philip Joseph Dubey Jr., a retired insurance executive, died Friday of heart failure at his home in Lutherville. He was 91.

Long associated with the insurance industry, he retired in 1983 as a vice president of the Kleinfelter Insurance Agency in Baltimore.

He began selling policies in 1927 for Travelers Insurance Co. in Hartford, Conn. He later worked in New York, Cleveland and Washington before moving to Baltimore in 1952. He was a specialist in the area of marine and fire coverage.

From 1969 to 1975, he was the operations manager for the Maryland Uninsured Motorist Fund, with offices in downtown Baltimore.

Born in Whitefield, N.H., he attended Trinity College in Hartford and graduated in 1945 with a certified property and casualty underwriting degree from Northwestern University in Illinois. He taught at the University of Baltimore and Loyola College's business departments in the 1960s.

An avid golfer and tennis player, Mr. Dubey won tournaments in the 1920s and 1930s in Hartford. He was a tennis partner of Dr. Thomas Hepburn, father of actress Katharine Hepburn, whom he also knew.

He was a member of Hunt Valley Country Club.

In 1941, he married Dorothy Elizabeth Madden, a Coldwell Banker real estate agent. She died in 1996.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11: 30 a.m. todayat Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 200 Ware Ave., Towson, where he was a parishioner for 40 years.

He is survived by his sons, Brian M. Dubey and William Mark Dubey, both of Lutherville, and Philip S. Dubey of Baltimore.

Alfred Gleave Mitchell, 83, marine surveyor

Alfred Gleave Mitchell, a retired marine surveyor, died Oct. 26 of pneumonia at Church Home. He was 83 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.

He owned a firm, John Mitchell & Son, which surveyed ships for damage and gave estimates for insurance repair work. He retired about 10 years ago from the business, based in downtown Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Mitchell grew up in Gardenville and graduated in 1937 from City College. He received a degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and held a certificate in marine drawing from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. In 1943, he took courses in marine engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.

Active in politics, he ran unsuccessfully for the Baltimore City Council as a Democrat in 1951. He later switched party affiliation and became active in Republican politics.

He was a member of the Propeller Club and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He was a member of a committee to restore the USS Constellation.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at John C. Miller Funeral Home, 6415 Belair Road. There are no immediate survivors.

Geneva Boyd Gross, 73, housekeeper

Geneva Boyd Gross, a retired housekeeper, died Thursday of an infection at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 73 and lived in Towson.

Born in Lancaster, Va., where she attended public schools, she moved to Baltimore in 1964. She worked as a housekeeper for clients in the Towson area.

She was a member of the Progressive Lodge, Order of Elks, in Towson, and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, York Road and Bosley Avenue, where a funeral was held yesterday.

She enjoyed taking care of local wildlife and fed squirrels and birds.

In 1974, she married Nathaniel Gross, a cement finisher in Baltimore County, who died in July.

She is survived by a brother, William Corbin of East Long Island, N.Y.; two stepsons, Nathaniel Gross of Cockeysville, and Terry Gross of Baltimore; and a stepdaughter, Patricia Gross of Baltimore.

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