Edward Lubash

Obituary of Edward T. Lubash

Edward T. Lubash, 92, of Mayfield, PA, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 following an illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, the former Martha Kielar.

Born November 15, 1926 in Mayfield, he was the son of the late Paul and Sophie Godniak Lubash.

He was a 1944 graduate of Mayfield High School and at the age of 17, enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Edward served as a fire controlman on the U.S.S. Walter X. Young until his discharge in 1946. He received the Pacific Theatre and American Theatre Ribbons and the Victory Medal. He served in Cuba, Panama, Hawaii, Guam, Eniwetok and Japan. Edward worked for over 50 years as a weaver at the Gentex Corporation's city mill in Carbondale.

One of Edward's many passions was his love for making music. He was an accomplished accordion and button box player and performed at thousands of weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Binghamton area. Actually, he was the very first to perform at outdoor picnics. Thousands of people have danced to a polka sung by Eddie Lubash. On Sunday evenings in the summer he could be heard serenading the neighbors from his back porch.

Edward was also well known for his "green thumb". For over 50 years, he planted his Polish heirloom tomatoes and marigolds and couldn't wait to give them away to anyone who was fortunate enough to get on his list. More recently Edward spent time making miniature swings and chairs for his family and friends. His attention to detail was remarkable for his age.

Through the years Edward did quite a bit of traveling, including cruises to the Bahamas and Bermuda and a special trip to Poland to visit the birthplaces of his parents. He took great pride in his Polish heritage.

He was a lifetime member of the Shopa-Davey VFW Post 6082, Peckville, and a 63 year member of the Mayfield American Legion.

Edward's family would like to thank all of those who reached out to him to offer support, words of encouragement, prayer, love and friendship, especially over this past year. A very special thank you is extended to Dr. Tamrat Bekele and Dr. Brian Mott and the staff at Regional Hospital and Allied Services for their compassionate care.

Edward felt extremely blessed by his daughter: Diane Bachak and husband, Daniel; his grandchildren: Jeffrey Bachak and Timothy Bachak and wife, Aimee; the second love of his life, his great granddaughter: Hannah, whom he called "his pure happiness". His eyes lit up and his face glowed when she walked into the room.

Edward is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brother, John Lubash.

The funeral was held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. from Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 89 Farview Street, Carbondale, PA, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Church, 46 Midland Street, Simpson, PA, celebrated by Rev. Joseph Sitko. Interment with military honors, Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, East Jermyn, PA.

Pallbearers: Timothy Bachak, Jeffrey Bachak, Christopher Mussari, Joseph Mussari, Steve Krenitsky and Josh Diehl.

Military honors accorded by the Simpson VFW Honor Guard and the Mayfield American Legion. 

Viewing hours were held Friday, October 25, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, October 25, 2019
Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
89 Farview Street
Carbondale, Pennsylvania, United States


9:30 am
Saturday, October 26, 2019
St. Michael's Church
46 Midland Street
Simpson, Pennsylvania, United States


11:00 am
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery
100 Cemetery Street
Jermyn, Pennsylvania, United States
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