Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Michael Dubruiel

Michael Albert Dubruiel, 50.Michael was born November 16, 1958 in Keene, New Hampshire to Barbara and Albert Dubruiel now of Bronson, Florida. He served in the United States Army, then earned a BA in Philosophy from Saint Meinrad College, an MDiv from St. Vincent de Paul Seminary. During the 1980s and 90s, he served in Catholic parishes in Jacksonville, Orange Park and Gainesville and taught homiletics and spirituality at St. Vincent de Paul seminary. He taught theology at Tampa Jesuit High School from 1994-1998. From 1999-2008, he worked as Acquisitions Editor at Our Sunday Visitor Publishing in Huntington, Indiana. In the summer of 2008 he began work as Director of the New Evangelization for the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama.Michael served on Saint Meinrad's Communication Advisory Board.He is survived by wife Amy Welborn Dubruiel of Birmingham, to whom he was married at St. Joseph's Church in Lakeland, Florida on June 17, 2000. He is also survived by two children, Joseph Bernard Dubruiel (who was baptized by Archabbot Lambert Reilly, OSB) and Michael Jacob Dubruiel, and three stepchildren, Christopher Vining of Atlanta, Georgia, David Vining of Rome, Italy, and Catherine Vining, of Birmingham, Alabama.He is also survived by sisters Lori Armstrong of Bronson, Kathy Dubruiel of Bronson and Ann Marie Muse, along with brother-in-law Vincent Muse of Gainesville, nieces Abigail Armstrong and Alexandra Muse and nephew Joshua Muse.Michael was a beloved and loving son, brother, husband and father, and a faithful friend. He was committed to Jesus Christ above all others and always said he hoped that, upon his death, people would not forget to pray for him. His wit was sharp, his opinions were strong, his heart was generous and his vision was deep and wide. He loved his family, his wife and his little boys, with whom he took great pleasure in sharing the world of sports, especially the Florida Gators.A detailed list of Michael's books can be found at http://osvdailytake.com/2009/02/remembering-mike-dubruiel.html.Requiescat in pacem, dear best friend.Information provided by Amy Welborn Dubruiel and the obituary listing on http://www.jacksonville.com