Posted by on May 21, 2020 8:29 pm

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Donald Michael Lubinsky Sr., of Pine Grove, passed away May 17, 2020 in his residence after a long and courageous battle with cancer with his loving and caring family by his side. Born in Cumbola, Pa on February 14th, 1951, he was the son of the late Albert W and Viola (Tobin) Lubinsky.

He was a 1968 graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School. Don was a member of St. Ambrose Church, Schuylkill Haven. He served 22 years in the Army Reserves retiring as a Master Sargent. He spent 42 years on the railroad. He started his career in 1969 as clerk with the Reading Railroad and worked to become the youngest regional Sales Manager in Reading history.

Reading merged with Conrail and he became Manager of Fleet Operations and also Safety Manager. Conrail then merged with CSX and he went to Jacksonville, Florida to work as the Director of Public Safety. Next, he worked in Indiana as a Rail Section Chief with INDOT, ultimately retiring from Amtrak in Delaware as Director of Fleet Operations.

He was a member of the A.O.H. JFK Division Pottsville, 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus, American Legion Pine Grove, and Catholic War Vets, New Philadelphia. His greatest joy was spending time with his son Donny Jr., his daughter in-law Candace, & especially his Granddaughter Keyley.

He enjoyed playing golf with his son every weekend. Don enjoyed spending his retirement with his wife Theresa. Whether it was just going for walks, holding hands on the back deck, going to Atlantic City, walking the beaches, going on cruises, or traveling, they enjoyed all of life’s little adventures together.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward. Don is survived by his loving wife Theresa M. (Petrishko) to whom he was married for 47 years, his son Donald M., husband of Candace, and Granddaughter Keyley Bristol, Cumbola. His loving Mother-In-Law Bertha Petrishko. Two brothers: Joseph Lubinsky and wife Geraldine, New Philadelphia; Albert Lubinsky Sr. and wife Maureen, Cumbola. Four Sisters-In-Law: Mary Ann Lubinsky, Pottsville; Carol Hamera and husband Leonard, Reading; Barbara Stepenosky and husband David, Reading; and Joann Schultz and husband Mark, Llewellyn; 10 nephews & 6 nieces.

A viewing will be held on Friday, May 22nd following CDC guidelines at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday, May 23rd followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven with Monsignor Edward Zemanick officiating.

Internment with Military Honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville on Tuesday, May 26th.

Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to St. Ambrose Parish, 201 Randel Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.

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