Lubicz, Emily "Kitty"
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Novato, CA: Emily K. Lubicz (née Kiszczak) passed away on January 2, 2013 in Novato, CA. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. Lubicz was a survivor—she was raised in an orphanage in Poland and worked in a German slave labor camp during World War II—and a hero to her family and friends.
She emigrated to Rochester, NY in 1951 where she raised two children and worked for General Motors for 30 years. In 1986 she moved to San Rafael, CA where she worked with special needs children for 20+ years.
A scattering of her ashes at sea outside the Golden Gate Bridge occurred on February 7. She is survived by son Andrew Lubicz of Los Angeles, CA, daughter Basia Lubicz of Berkeley, CA, their spouses Issa and Tony, and three grandchildren, Alpha, Sam, and Elliott.
Donations can be made in her name online at: Save The Children <http://savethechildren.org/> Specify The Emily Lubicz Fund.
Mrs. Lubicz will be fondly remembered for her devotion to the young, generous spirit, courage, and integrity (as well as her humor and scarves).
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Feb. 17, 2013