Patricia Frances Hubik
Patricia Frances Hubik, age 58, died January 23, 2013 after a long illness.
Pat was a person who lived life to its fullest despite her physical limitations. She became chronically ill as a young teen, yet graduated from Mount Pleasant High School and went on to Gardner Webb College. Pat lived independently for most of her life and was an enthusiastic, lifelong Phillies fan. Her Phillies friends were among her most cherished. As Harry Kalas used to announce when she went to the games, "the Phillies' #1 fan is here."
Pat was also a tireless volunteer. She devoted over 20 years to Crimewatch and other police assistance activities and was a Salvation Army bell ringer in the 1990s who raised more money than anyone else in the state for 3 years in a row.
When she needed nursing care, she moved to Manor Care on Foulk Road where she was fortunate to be cared for by a kind, loving and professional staff. She made many friends with both residents and staff and continued her volunteer service there. Pat served as President of the Residents' Council, running social activities and acting as a vocal advocate for patients in need.
Pat was predeceased in death by her parents, Michael and Frances Hubik, and her sister-in-law, Julie Hubik. She is survived by her twin brother Michael Hubik and his partner Charles Samaha; her brother Andrew Hubik; and cousins Joy Cheplick, Barbara Ditchey, and Diane Boretsky.
A Celebration of her Life will be held at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Her family will greet friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army, PO Box 308, Wilmington, DE 19899.
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Published by The News Journal from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2013.