Sam Zubrick, 84, of Wellington, died Thursday, October 11, 2007 at the Elms Retirement Village. He was born January 11, 1923 to the late Mike and Emma Zubrick.
Sam was a lifelong resident of Wellington and graduated from Wellington High School in 1940. He served his country in the U.S. Nav during World War II.
Sam worked for the TJ Hume Company of Lorain for 32 years as a carpenter superintendent. He then worked at Babcock and Wilcox for three years before retiring in 1993. Sam was a member of the Carpenter’s Local #305 for 49 years. He joined the Wellington Fraternal Order of Eagles in 1946 and was a past worthy president and trustee for the organization. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans in Elyria and a member of the Wellington First Congregational United Church of Christ. Sam also served as a Wellington Town Councilman for twelve years.
He was active in athletics throughout his lifetime; he played baseball,
softball, golf, and enjoyed bowling.
Sam also was a referee for the Wellington Town Hall basketball league. Starting in 1949, for 32 years, Sam was a member of a group of Wellington residents that worked on the grounds crew for the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns and enjoyed many games at Cleveland Municipal Stadium.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jeannette (Wise) Zubrick; a son, Frank (Margaret) Zubrick of Montgomery, AL; two grandchildren, Shelley (David) Deakins of Fort Collins, CO and Brad Zubrick of Tallahassee, FL; and a great grandson, Andrew Deakins of Fort Collins, CO. Sam is also survived by two sisters, Yovanka Glogore of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Mildred Kaplan of Hollywood, FL; and a sister-in-law, Mary Zubrick of Fairhope, AL.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Rade Zubrick; a
sister, Mildred Zubrick; and a brother-in-law, Raymond Haynes.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M. on Monday, October 15 at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main Street, Wellington.
Friends may also call from 10 A.M. until the time of funeral service at 11 A.M. on Tuesday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 140 S. Main Street, Wellington. Rev. Brian Burke will officiate the service with Father James Reymann delivering the eulogy.
Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery with military rites. Memorials, if desired, may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 North Court St., Medina, OH 44256 or to the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Condolences may be expressed online at: www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.