VeteranLarry Bubb

Larry G. Bubb, 60, of Harbert, Mich., died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.

He was born April 2, 1940, in Astoria, a son of Ernest J. and Vera L. Rhone Bubb. On Aug. 10, 1985, he married Hillary J. Griffin. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother of Astoria; four sons, Gregory Bubb of Union Pier, Mich., Andrew Bubb of Denver, Colo., and Maxwel Luna and Samuel J. Luna, both of Chicago; one brother, Jerry (and Patti) Bubb of Astoria; and one sister, Sandra (and Charles) Krouse of South Haven, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marceta Bundy Bubb on Jan. 19, 1984, and his father.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Bubb had over 40 years of banking experience, beginning in 1959 at the Farmers State Bank, Astoria as summer help in the bookkeeping, teller and customer services areas.

In 1981 he became president and CEO of The Bank of Three Oaks in Three Oaks, Mich. In 1983, he formed a one-bank holding company known as Harbor Country Banking Corporation, which purchased 95 percent of the stock of The Bank of Three Oaks. He was elected chairman and CEO of the one-bank holding company.

In 1989, The Bank of Three Oaks and Heritage Bank were merged under the name of Harbor Country Banking Company, from which he retired as chairman, president and CEO in July 1990.

In 1991, Mr. Bubb, along with six other fellow bankers, formed Alliance Banking Company in New Buffalo, Mich. He served as president of Alliance Banking Company until his retirement in October 1999, at which time he continued on as chairman of Alliance Financial Corporation, the holding company for Al-liance Banking Company.

He has been involved in many community organizations serving as director and past president of the Berrien Community Foundation, past president and treasurer of the Harbor Country Chamber of Com-merce, founding member of the New Buffalo Beautification Committee, past director of New Buffalo Area Youth Center, trustee for Three Oaks Downtown Development Authority, board member of the New Buffalo Railroad Museum and member of New Buffalo Business Association.

Services were held Saturday at Harbert Community Church with Rev. Ron Magnuson officiating. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Lakeside, Mich. Kerley and Starks-Smith Funeral Home in New Buffalo was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Larry Bubb Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Alliance Bank.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/2/2000

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