‘Drum Major’ nominee
By Lisa Deneal Post-Tribune correspondent January 11, 2013 3:46PM
Dr. David Chube Sr., pictured Jan. 10, 2013, is among those nominated as a Marcher for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award Breakfast sponsored by the Gary (Ind.) Frontiers Service Club. | Stephanie Dowell~Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 14, 2013 6:18AM
Dr. David Chube Sr., 89, said he did not expect to be nominated by the Gary Frontiers Service Club as a Marcher for its annual Drum Major Award Breakfast honoring the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The event is sold out.
“I’ve known about the Frontiers for years,” he said. “They’ve always been great about doing things for the community. They are a great club.”
A native of Baton Rouge, La., Chube has been a doctor in Gary for 67 years.
He opened the Chube Medical Center at 1701 Broadway in 1990 after working with another doctor at locations at 1609 and 1649 Broadway.
Chube came to Gary in 1956 after getting his training at St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond. He graduated from Meharry Medical College in 1955.
Chube said he originally was going to California, but got a call to come to Gary. Besides caring for patients in his office, Chube made house calls.
“There were times when I did not charge people for my care; they could not afford it,” he said. “The doctor I worked with at the time taught me a lot, even though he was young like me.
“I did what I did because I wanted to help people get well.”
Chube, who has been married twice, has 12 children and 16 grandchildren.