David Stubbs-Almlie, age 53, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011 in Huntington Beach California following a yearlong battle with cancer. He was the son of Paul and Joan Stubbs, and leaves behind his adoring wife of 15 years, Lisa, their two sons Cody (11) and Shane (8), as well as his father Paul Stubbs and sister, Traci Scinto.
Dave grew up in Woodland Hills, California and graduated from Taft High School. He later acquired a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Dave has been a Huntington Beach resident since the early 80’s. He was a dedicated member in the food service industry devoting twenty-eight years to the business, where he developed and maintained numerous friendships over the years that remain strong to this day. Dave also met his wife Lisa through work in 1994 and married her soon after.
Dave was a very disciplined and passionate man who did nothing in moderation; it was all or nothing. He was a loving husband, an exemplary father and devoted friend. Dave always took the time, had the right words and the best advice for all. Dave had a brilliant mind, which was filled with a lifelong love of books and knowledge.
Dave dedicated his life to martial arts. He received several degrees in black belts and inspired his students to adopt the same philosophies and passions for the art.
Dave has left behind an ever-expanding trail of people whose lives have been etched deeply by his pursuit of living life to the fullest, and always giving 100% to everything he did.
Dave will be remembered as an influential inspiration whose shining light has brightened and warmed each of our hearts and souls. He is a true warrior who has left an eternal impression on this world.
For those wishing to make a donation, the family has asked that donations be made to the city of hope in lieu of flowers. There are three ways to make a donation:
-Via internet:www.cityofhope.org http://www.cityofhope.org/ click on donate-refer to: Dave Stubbs;
-Via mail by sending a check to city of hope: attn-gift administration, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010. Include Dave’s name in the memo.
-Via phone by calling (800) 535-7119 ext. 62635
(address for cards:
20601 Reef Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646)
Please join us in celebrating the life of this extraordinary man.
The service will be held on:
Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 12:30p.m.
at the Mission Viejo Christian Church
27192 Jeronimo Road
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
El Toro Memorial Park
25751 Trabuco Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Celebration of Life Memorial
Aliso Viejo Country Club
33 Santa Barbara
Aliso Viejo, Ca 92656