The funeral was held at King David Chapel and Cemetery, Las Vegas,
Nevada on Thursday, 22 May 2008 at 1:00 PM . Rabbi Craig Rosenstein

Born May 3, 1923 in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, he became an Eagle Scout
and then graduated as a ceramic engineer from the Czechoslovakian
Institute of Ceramics. During World War II, he was moved from ghetto
to concentration camps, including Lodz Ghetto, Litzmanstadt Ghetto,
Czestochown, Munition Factory Hasag # 2 in Tschenstochova, Poland,
Buchenwald, S.A. Dora Mittlebau—V/1 and V/2 assembly plant, and
Bergen-Belsen. After the war, he worked in the underground for an
organization that facilitated the acquisition of passports for Jews to
escape occupied territories and find passage to Palestine. He became
the model and subject of a series of art pieces by his friend David
Friedman, titled the Muselman (skeleton) series.
He arrived in the United States with his wife and two year old
daughter—and 60 cents in his pocket. He worked as a pin setter in a
bowling alley while he learned English (he spoke five languages). His
career included: Director of Design Research and General Manager at
Stetson China Company, General Manager of Blue Mountain Pottery,
Managing Director of Bevex Ceramic Tile Company, President of Canadiana
Pottery Ltd., the National Sales Manager of Studiceram Inc. and the
technical director of Holland Brick and Tile Company. He served as a
consultant to the Jamaican government. He received letters of
commendation from every president of the United States since 1949.
Michael Pratt, in his book, Mid Century Modern Dinnerware, called him
the “father of modern dinnerware design.” He also authored a book
entitled “Where Was God?” and was visited by Steven Spielberg
personally during a four hour interview by the Shoah Foundation. He
was a member of many organizations, including: Boys Town U.S.A.,
American Ceramic Society (President), Collingwood Chamber of Commerce
(President), Toastmasters, Huronia Tourist Association (President),
Rotary International (President) and the Canadian Ceramic Society
(Chairman). He held several patents, including a time analyzer for
Condolences may be directed to: Ellia Dube, 4622 Grand Drive, Las
Vegas, NV or Jana Hletko, 175 Sanderling Ave., Georgetown, SC 29440
or Otto Dube, 27923 Copper Creek Lane, Farmington Hills, MI 48331 or
Michael Dube, 2889 24th Street #8, San Francisco, CA 94110.

Family members include:

Beloved husband of Ellia Dube. Dear father of Jana (Paul) Hletko, Otto
(Shelley) Dube, Michael (fiancée Dawn Arredondo) Dube, Nicole Mathis
and the late Clarence Dunbar Floyd. Dearest father-in-law of the late
Patty Lynn Kaufman Dube. Cherished grandfather of Paul (Liz), Valerie
(Katie), and Sarah (Marc), Annie, Danniell, Yoni, Ami, Danielle and
Dominic. Proud great-grandfather of Joshua, Savannah, Jonathan, Sofia,
Paul Quinn, Sydney, Andrew, and Ellie. He was the only survivior out
of 37 members of his family who were murdered during World War II,
including his parents Ernst and Melanie (Guttwillig) Dub and siblings
Edith, Otto, Herbert and Katherine.
It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of
Alfred Dube may do so by making a contribution to:

Holocaust Survivors Group of Southern Nevada
P.O. 371434
Las Vegas, NV 89137

Paradise Church
Benevolence Fund
2525 Emerson Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89121

Patricia Dube Family Fund
C/O Hillel Day School
32200 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334