USAF Col (Ret.) Behrle W. HUBBUCH Jr., age 85, of Yellow Springs, passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Hospice of Dayton. He was born March 8, 1938, the son of the late Behrle W. Hubbuch Sr. and Lyda (Craven) Hubbuch in Louisville, KY.
Behrle grew up in a large, Catholic family in Louisville KY in the 1940's and 50's. He enjoyed diving and swimming in high school and worked as a lifeguard at Lakeside Swim Club in the summers where he met his wife, Linda. He attended the University of Louisville for his undergraduate degree in dentistry and joined the United States Air Force after college to serve his country faithfully and diligently as a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and achieved the rank of full colonel. He continued his medical career in Beavercreek Ohio after retiring from the USAF. Behrle enjoyed auctions, antiquing, and gardening in his free time with his wife Linda. He enjoyed animals, his pets, but more specifically, horses. He had a knack for building and fixing things and passed these skills along to his children and grandchildren. He was a complicated and often perplexing man who loved his family and his country deeply.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Linda Jane (Smith) Hubbuch; daughter, Robin Lynn Hubbuch; and son, Jordan Peter Hubbuch.
He is survived by his children, Behrle (Jeannette) W. Hubbuch III; John (Manuella) Austin Hubbuch; Jennifer (Hubbuch) Fritsch; seven grandchildren, Jane; Austin; Birch; John; Joshua; Kevin; Lillian; four great-grandchildren, Stephan; Raven; Damian; Piper; siblings, Carolyn Hall; Tony Hubbuch; Eddie Hubbuch; Donnie Hubbuch; as well as extended family and close friends.
A private service will take place by the immediate family, he will be laid to rest in Louisville KY, date to be announced. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Hospice of Dayton in Behrle’s name. https://www.hospiceofdayton.org/donations/ Condolences can be made to the family at www.beltonstroup.com Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn, OH.