Obituary

Kimberly A. Briggs Rubasky

  |   Visit Guest Book

NANTICOKE — Kimberly A. Rubasky, 51, of Nanticoke, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, under the care of Celtic Healthcare Hospice at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born on Dec. 31, 1962, in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of Lloyd and RoseAnn Krupinski Briggs, Nanticoke. Kim graduated from John S. Fine High School, class of 1980, received her licensed practical nursing education from Wilkes-Barre Vocational School of Nursing in 1981 and her registered nursing training at Luzerne County Community College in 1990.

She married William Rubasky on July 16, 1988.

Early in her career, Kim had been employed at VA Medical Center and First Hospital Wyoming Valley as an LPN and later as a registered nurse and director of nursing at Summit Nursing Home, Wilkes-Barre, a nurse care manager with Kemper Insurance, in sales with Liposcience and in the transitional care unit at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was last employed at Mountain City Nursing Home, Hazleton.

She was a member of First Primitive Methodist Church, Nanticoke.

Kim will forever be remembered for being a strong woman whose presence was felt by all who surrounded her. She was a spontaneous person who lived life to the fullest and captivated others with her wit. She will be deeply missed by her family as well as numerous close friends and their families.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, William; daughters, Ashlee Rubasky, Alden Station, and Hannah Rubasky, at home; brother, Bob Briggs and his wife, Karen, and children, Taylor and Bobby; brother, Brent Briggs and his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Cain, and their daughter, Morgan; sister, Erika Stetz and her husband, Ryan, and their son, Chase; mother-in-law, Kathleen Rubasky, all residing in Nanticoke; sister-in-law, Sylvia Nodes and her husband, Al, and their children, Justin and Tyler, Hazleton.

The family thanks Dr. David Greenwald and the staff at the Medical Oncology office and Dr. Carlo De Luna and Dr. Norman Schulman for their assistance and compassion over the years. Also, a special thanks to Birchwood Rehab and Celtic Hospice for the care and comfort given to Kim.

A memorial service to celebrate Kim's life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the First Primitive Methodist Church, 101 E. Church St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Kyle Gildner, her pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Arrangements are by Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke.


Funeral Home
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 E Broad St
Nanticoke, PA 18634
(570) 735-5370
Funeral Home Details
Send Flowers
Published in Times Leader from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2014