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Albert Edward "Al" Duspiva

February 16, 1928 - November 24, 2019

Albert Edward “Al” Duspiva, 91, of Henderson County, NC and formerly of Bethpage, NY died with his family near his side after a brief illness early Sunday afternoon, November 24, 2019 at his home in Hendersonville, NC.

Mr. Duspiva was born on Thursday, February 16, 1928 in Maspeth, Queens, NY to the late Francis and Elizabeth Mae (Weeks) Duspiva. On February 10, 1952 in Queens, NY, he married his loving wife of 63 years the former Marion Schneider, who died on April 1, 2015. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Marine Corps. Following his honorable discharge in March of 1948, he became a cashier at Chase Manhattan Bank and later by Grumman Aerospace as an Aircraft Technician where he retired in 1984.  He was faithful member of his church, Moores Grove United Methodist Church for 28 years where he served in many capacities, endearing himself to all who attended worship. He also was a member of the Blue Ridge Detachment Marine Corps League, the Peach Pit Grumman Retirement Club and the Henderson County Crafters Association as a woodworker.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his 2 daughters, Marilyn E. Bower of Hendersonville, NC and Janet C. Gribko and her husband, Gary of Plainview, NY. Other survivors include his 5 grandchildren, Kimberly Ostrander and her husband, Robert, Kara Golombowski and her husband, Steve, Thomas Bower, George Gribko and his wife, Carrie and Robert Bower and his wife, Sophie; 8 great-grandchildren, Addison, Ava, Lance, Brock, Anniston, Reese, Bristol and Annabelle.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mr. Duspiva will be two o’clock Sunday afternoon, December 1, 2019 at Moores Grove United Methodist Church, 2553 Chimney Rock Rd. Hendersonville, NC with Rev. Deborah R. Demorest officiating. The family will receive guests on Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 1:45 pm in the church sanctuary. He will be laid to rest with full military honors next to his beloved wife, Marion in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville, NC.

Memorial contributions may be offered on behalf of Mr. Duspiva to the Moores Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2549, Hendersonville, NC 28793 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Al will be forever missed by his loving and devoted family and many close friends.

Arrangements are in the care of Shuler Funeral Home of Hendersonville, NC. (828) 693- 5220.

Online condolences may be shared at www.shulerfuneralhome.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Moore's Grove United Methodist Church

2575 Chimney Rock Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

The family will also receive friends on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 1:00 -1:45 pm in the church sanctuary.


Service Information

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:

Moore's Grove United Methodist Church

2575 Chimney Rock Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019

Location:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


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