Jacobus (Dan) de Clercq Zubli
Jacobus (Dan) de Clercq Zubli, 92, of Nashua, New Hampshire, passed peacefully at Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings. Born in March of 1928 in Goedereede, Netherlands, Dan was the son of Dr. Julius Karel Isaac de Clercq Zubli and Daniella (Langenbach) de Clercq Zubli.
Dan, his beloved wife and author Charmaine (Rita), and two sons, Richard and Peter journeyed to America from Holland in 1960 to make their home in New England. He embarked on a career in computer sciences while working for the Smithsonian Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dan later joined Raytheon Corporation, where he would retire from after many years of service with the company.
Having a strong passion for aviation, Dan could often be found at the Nashua Municipal Airport. Piloting one of his airplanes with family and friends on board was one of his great pleasures in life. He also enjoyed sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee with his family on Sundays.
Dan was predeceased by his wife Rita, and is survived by his three sons Richard of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, Peter and his wife Bettie Jo of Mount Dora, Florida, Dan Jr., of Nashville, Tennessee, and daughter Birgit Rigg and fiancé Randy Gomes of Hudson, New Hampshire. He also has four grandchildren, Melissa and her husband Darrin Doty, Craig and his wife Kaitlyn de Clercq Zubli, Laura and her husband Justin Oakes, and Nareise de Clercq Zubli. Dan also has four great-grandchildren.
On behalf of the entire de Clercq Zubli family, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the devoted friendship Steve Budd and his wife Christina kept with our father for over the past thirty years.
We would also like to express our many thanks to the staff at Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings for their caring and exceptional support over the last year and a half.
Services will be held privately!