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Edward J. Lubon

May 19, 1927 ~ March 12, 2019 (age 91)

Edward Joseph Lubon went home to be with our Lord and Savior March 12, 2019, at age 91. Born on May 19th, 1927, Ed was the youngest of eight children from parents who emigrated from Lithuania.  

 

Ed and his wife Ida Jo lovingly raised their two daughters and three sons in Moon Township, where Ed worked for Duquesne Light as a lineman and then troubleshooter – a livelihood he truly enjoyed.  Even in retirement he had his own electrical business – wiring people’s homes or solving their electrical problems.  As their children grew and their family expanded, Ed and Ida Jo’s deep love for their children and grandchildren was evident in their effort to attend as many special celebrations, games, and performances as they could. Their priority was their family.

 

As empty nesters, Ed and Ida Jo enjoyed traveling together – either visiting family who lived out of town or discovering the beautiful parts of our country.

 

Ed was a lifelong learner – even endeavoring to learn how to use a computer when he was in his seventies. He was a natural musician, who joyfully played his Gibson guitar for many years. He sang in a barbershop quartet during his navy days and sang in the choir at St James Catholic Church in Sewickley for as long as his voice and health allowed him to.

 

Ed was a veteran of two branches of the service, serving in the Navy at the close of World War 2 and in the Army during the Korean conflict.  

 

Ed shared his joy generously through his hearty laugh and infectious smile. Happiest surrounded by those he held most dear, he enjoyed sharing stories about his life, listening to and recounting the latest adventures of his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and was also content to just sit and watch the hustle and bustle of his big family catching up on Thanksgiving afternoons. Filled with gratitude for things big and small, Ed made his thanks known in big and small ways as well. He was known to proclaim each of his wife’s dinners a “very delicious meal.” At gatherings, hand in hand in a big circle, Ed would offer up a prayer of sincere thanks for his family and the time he so cherished spending with them. He loved a good party, and he was the first to laugh at a joke, even if he hadn’t heard the whole thing. If the people around him were happy and laughing, he joined in that happiness and laughter without hesitation.

 

Ed was preceded in death by his wife Ida Jo, his son Donald Lubon, and 6 of his siblings. He is survived by his daughters Cathy (Bill) Paulowich and Cynthia (Kirk) Klingensmith; his sons John (Laura) Lubon and David (Debby) Lubon; his brother and lifelong best friend Jim Lubon; ten grandchildren: Connie (Scott), Michael (Missy), Matthew (Brittany), Russell (Krystal), Patrick, Luke (Danielle), Kayla (fiancée’ James), Robert (Kathy), Richard (Kelley), Edward (Jessica) and great grandchildren: Austin, Ayden, Miles, Haley, Kaileigh, and Abigail.

 

The family is grateful to the staff at Willows Lane to took care of Ed in his final years and the staff at VITAS hospice who were with him in his final months and days.

 

Visitation, Friday March 15, 2-4, 6-8 at Copeland’s Moon Twp., 981 Brodhead Road, where prayer will be recited Saturday at 12:45 pm followed by Mass at 1:30pm at St James Church, Sewickley. Rev James Farnan, celebrant.  Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to VITAS Hospice c/o VITAS Healthcare, 2009 McKenvie Way Suite 110 Cranberry Twp. Pa 16066 or St James Music Program c/o St James Catholic Church, 200 Walnut St, Sewickley, PA 15143

 

 


Donations may be made to:

VITAS Hospice
2009 Mackenzie Way 110, Cranberry Township PA 16066
Web: https://vitascommunityconnection.org/community-connection/donate

St. James Music Program
200 Walnut St., Sewickley PA 15143


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