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October 16, 1938 - December 2, 2022
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Bea was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 16, 1938 to May Seldes and Morris Futernick, both immigrants from Ukraine. The family moved to Miami, Florida when Bea was a child, and she later attended the University of Miami, majoring in Journalism. While still in college, she met Eliot Dubin (aka Al) when they were both working at Sears Roebuck & Co., and they married in 1959. Bea and Al had two children: Steve (born in 1960) and Bethany (born in 1964).
In 1967, the family moved to London, England and enjoyed living there for several years. While Al worked as a life insurance sales representative at MetLife, Bea volunteered on the Board of Trustees at the American School in London and served as den mother for London’s first American cub scout troop. She was a gourmet cook and devoted homemaker who loved planning the family’s many cultural outings in London and adventurous trips all over Europe. Bea and Al returned to the United States in 1993 when they moved to the Boston area. In 2002 they moved to Los Angeles. More recently, Bea enjoyed spending time with family and friends, being in nature (she loved trees), reading historical biographies, and playing Mahjong.
Bea is survived by her husband Al, daughter Bethany, son Steve, and her grandchildren Naomi and Malachy. Bea was a devoted wife and mother and will be deeply missed. Private services were held in Los Angeles on December 16, 2022. Donations in her name can be made to The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), a favorite organization of Bea’s; she loved elephants and was passionate about supporting this wildlife sanctuary through which she sponsored care for an African elephant named Mara.