Kyle James Dubin, 24, of La Crescenta passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.
Kyle was born in Burbank to Bill and Susan Dubin. He grew up in La Crescenta where he attended the local schools. He loved skateboarding and paintballing. He worked as a paintball referee at Field of Fire for several years where he would come home filthy, full of welts and paint splatter – but he loved it. He also enjoyed camping and setting up his fish and plant aquariums. He attended fire science classes at Pasadena City College where he explored becoming a fire fighter. He loved adventure whether it was bungie jumping, cliff diving or hiking.
He volunteered with several local organizations such as The Firehouse and CV Alliance (formerly Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition) speaking with kids and parents. He also volunteered at the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce assisting with the Hometown Country Fair and even filling sandbags with the L.A. County Fire Dept. to help prevent flooding in our local hills.
He lived in Santa Barbara for a while where he met Rachel Wallis who he loved so deeply and knew she was “the one.” They shared so many good times over the past two years; it was wonderful to see how they supported each other through the challenges, how they could laugh and be goofy together and how thoughtful and respectful they were of each other.
He was working at Holwick Construction learning the craft of commercial building reconstruction and Crystal Vapor where he even developed his own flavors of e-juice.
He had an infectious smile and laugh along with a mischievous sense of humor. He was a sweet and caring soul that had a gift to connect with people. He was articulate and open about sharing his journey with the many lives he touched.
Kyle leaves behind a small piece and spirit of himself in his son. Although Kyle was in his life for a short period of time, he was comforted to know his son is being well taken care of.
He is survived by his parents Bill and Susan Dubin, sister Tricia Dubin, aunts and uncles Maureen Custer, Roy Dubin, Wendy Dubin, David Dubin, Merrie Boatright, godparents Raul and Elena Castro, and many extended family members. He is also survived by countless childhood and fellowship friends. Although we will miss him, we will carry his smile and love in our hearts forever.
There will be a celebration of the life of Kyle Dubin on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Saint Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church located at 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta (on the corner of Rosemont and Foothill). There will be a memorial service from noon to 1 p.m. immediately followed by a reception from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the adjacent hall. We will be sharing our memories and laughter as we come together in love and fellowship.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Kyle to The Firehouse (through Prom Plus) http://www.promplus.org/ or The Glendale Police Foundation http://www.glendalepolicefoundation.org/testsite/GPF/Donate.html.