Hubert Simar of Dripping Springs, passed away at home on March 19, after an extended illness.

He was the beloved husband of the late Helen Gillet for nearly 60 years. He was a proud Cajun, born in Iota, LA, in 1920. He lived in south Louisiana and east Texas for most of his life. Hubert served as a sergeant in the US Marine Corps and was stationed in the South Pacific during WWII. Just after the war, he joined DuPont Chemicals in Orange, and retired 30 years later from DuPont in LaPlace, LA.

Hubert was involved in many civic and Catholic organizations. Among his many talents was cooking gumbo and other Cajun dishes for large crowds. He was an avid fisherman and woodworker and enjoyed the challenge of home projects.

Hubert is survived by his son, Kenneth Simar, of Corpus Christi; and daughter, Renee Simar, of Dripping Springs; as well as five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Hubert’s friends in Mauriceville, and Dripping Springs, for their love and friendship. A special thanks to Dr. Faith Holmes of Dripping Springs for giving him the best of medical science and supportive care.

A private family service will be held as he requested, with his ashes being scattered over the Gulf of Mexico.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Foundation for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy,