krubsack, ernst a.w.
Ernst A.W. "Ernie" Krubsack, of Sherman, passed away at New Milford Hospital on December 7, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, after battling cancer. Ernie was born on February 23, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the son of Ernst W. Krubsack of Bernau, Germany and Hermine Luser of Zwittau, Austria. Ernie graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1956 and joined the United States Air Force
. Serving as a pilot, he was based at Malmstrom AFB, MT; KI Sawyer AFB, MI; and Hickam AFB, Hawaii until he was released from active-duty with the rank of Major. Ernie then began his career as an airline pilot, working for Trans World Airlines while continuing to serve in the Westchester Air National Guard. Ernie moved to Connecticut in 1969, living first in Brookfield and New Milford before settling in Sherman. In 1998, Ernie retired from TWA and the Air National Guard, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and began pursuing many of his other passions and interests. With his wife, Barbara as his "co-pilot", Ernie continued to travel extensively throughout the United States and Canada, driving their RV and exploring many National Parks and State Parks while visiting family and friends. He was an avid member of the Nutmeg Woodturner's Association, serving as co-president from 1999 to 2005; he actively participated in the Sherman's Veteran's Association, serving as Commander from 2006 to 2009; he enjoyed ice boating as a member of the Connecticut Ice Yacht Club; he participated on the Sherman Zoning Board of Appeals and he was elected Town Constable for Sherman. He was also an active member of the Holiday Point Association, in which he volunteered for many community improvement projects with his neighbors and friends. Ernie is survived by his much-loved wife of 52 years Barbara A. Krubsack; his two loving daughters Stacy Krubsack of Cedar Brook, NJ and Hilary Krubsack of Silver Spring, MD; his brothers Gary Krubsack of La Pointe, WI, Kim Krubsack of Albuquerque, NM and Roy Krubsack of Vernal, UT; his sister Judy Armstrong of Hot Springs, AR and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at Lillis Funeral Home located at 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT on December 15, 2012. Visiting Hours will be from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to bring their favorite "Ernie story" to share.
In lieu of flowers, the family is encouraging donations to the New Milford Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776 or to the
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202.