Frank Joseph DuBois

SALISBURY — Frank Joseph DuBois, 86, died Nov. 8, 2009, at his home in Southern Pines, N.C.

He was born June 4, 1923, in Newburgh, N.Y.,  the son of Marion (Doulin) and Valdemar DuBois.  He served in the U.S. Navy for nine years, serving four of those years in World War II on naval destroyers.

He attended college in Salinas, Calif., and worked as a police officer in Pacific Grove.

He later became the field executive in the Eastern District of Los Angeles with the Boy Scouts of America, where he met his wife,  Laurie. He then moved east to New York, where he worked as an insurance investigator, did trial preparation and was a lawsuit supervisor.

Taking early retirement, he spent the next 10 years as a private investigator for insurance companies and law firms. He retired to Southern Pines 20 years ago; he loved the Sandhills area.

Mr. DuBois received his pilot’s license as a young man and had a great love and passion for flying small aircraft.  He loved the ocean, was an avid animal lover and shared a love of classical music and the opera with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie, of 57 years; three daughters, Sue Kozlowski of Falls Village, Sharie Schwaikert of Salisbury and Jessica Toscano of Drums, Pa.; and five grandchildren, Tasha Richardson, Joshua Smith, Leah Schwaikert, Hayley Kozlowski and Lauren Toscano. He was predeceased by his daughter Kate.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Advocates of Moore County, PO Box 3399, Pinehurst, NC 28370; or Given’s Memorial Library, PO Box 159, Pinehurst, NC 28370.

Arrangements are under the care of Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines. Online condolences may be made at

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