Donald Bruce Uber

Donald Bruce Uber

“A good man brings good things out of

the good stored up in his heart” Luke 6:45


Donald Bruce Uber, age 77, was called home by the dear Lord on March 23, 2024, after a long, hard 3-year battle with liver cancer.

Don was born on July 22, 1946, in Washington, DC to George Moore and Gloria Roux Uber.

In 1964, he graduated from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, MD. In 1966, he married his high school sweetheart, Diana Shlagel. Feeling a deep sense of duty, he enlisted in the US Navy. During his final deployment, Don served as a River Rat with the River Patrol Squadron 5 amidst the Vietnam War. While not on patrol, he dedicated himself to teaching English to the Vietnamese.

After returning home to his wife and loved ones, they settled in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia region and were blessed with three devoted daughters: Denise, Donna, and Darlene. He lived a rich and rewarding life, committing 30 years of service to the Department of Defense, ultimately retiring as Chief, Administrative Services and Program Supervisor. His interests included aviation, boating and travel. He shared his passion for flying as a pilot and flight instructor. He volunteered with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, patrolling the Potomac River and teaching boat safety skills in his free time.

In 2012, Don and Diana retired to Calabash, NC, where he enjoyed plenty of time at the beach, vacationing and visiting with family and friends.

Don possessed a great joy for life, he embodied wisdom, kindness, gentleness and love. He showed great affection to those around him including his adored pets. He was loved by all that knew him and never met a stranger.

Don is survived by his wife of 57 years: Diana Shlagel Uber: his daughters and their spouses: Denise Uber and Kevin Routhier of Crownsville, MD; Donna and Eric Burke of Ashland, VA; Darlene and Tom Montgomery of Fredericksburg, VA; his sister: Kathleen Swancott of Manassas, VA; his step-mother: Shirley Beasley Uber of Hillsville, VA; and his grandchildren: Gloria, Zachary, Emmi, Faith, C.J., Jacob, Christopher, and Natalie.

The family will receive loved ones on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 1:00-2:00 PM at Brunswick Funeral Service 5229 Ocean Hwy W Shallotte, NC 28470 and the Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be May 3, 2024, at 2:00 PM in Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, VA.  

In lieu of flowers or donations, his family would like you to hold your loved ones just a little tighter and a moment longer in honor of Don.

Donald Bruce Uber
Calabash, NC
Washington, D.C.
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