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Frank A. Rubick

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MANCHESTER -- Frank A. Rubick, 84, a resident of Manchester died suddenly on Friday, May 21, at his residence. He was born in Manistique, Mich. on Nov. 9, 1919; the son of Louis and Teresa (Bogavitch) Rubick.

He spent his childhood in Manistique and graduated from the Manistique High School. Frank enlisted into the U.S. Airforce the day after Pearl Harbor. He proudly served his country flying B-17s in the 100th Bomber group in England. He was shot down and wounded over France following 22 missions. He was discharged from the Airforce in 1945. Frank retired as a Second Lieutenant and had been awarded several medals including the Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.

He worked for 30 years in civil service where he specialized in security systems.

In 1945 he met and married Mary Jean (Shake) Rubick in Staten Island, N.Y. The Rubick’s raised a loving family and lived in Waldwick, N.J. then Bricktown, N.J., before retiring to Manchester in 1974. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Manchester V.F.W. and the Manchester Zoning Board. Frank loved the outdoors and was especially proud of his flower and vegetable gardens. Frank was a good friend and neighbor but most of all, he was a loving and devoted husband,father and grand father. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son James Rubick of Arlington. His daughters Margaret Ehn of Flemington, N.J. and Mary Kloby-Sherman of Old Bridge, N.J.; his brother Daniel Rubick of Michigan; his sisters Catherine Madison of Michigan, Helen Brandt of Illinois and Denise Conde of Kansas City, Mo. and eight grandchildren; his son Frank A. Rubick Jr. predeceased him in 2003.

The Funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 11 a.m. at Saint Paul’s Church in Manchester, a graveside service of committal will follow in Saint Jerome’s Cemetery in East Dorset. Father John Whalen, pastor of St Paul’s will officiate.

Friends may call Monday night May 24, 7 to 9 p.m. at Brewster Funeral Home in Manchester. For those who wish memorial gifts may be made in Frank’s memory to the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington C/O Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885 Manchester.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 24, 2004
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