Life Story: Stephen Lubiak, 84; Long-Time Franklin Resident

Stephen P. Lubiak, 84, a resident of Somerset since 1966, passed away on March 25.

Born in Easthampton, Mass., he was the son of the late Peter and Stella (Ciarniak) Lubiak. Steve served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Easthampton High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from American International College in Springfield, Mass. and a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University, N.Y.

Mr. Lubiak was employed as an Agent for the Internal Revenue Service where he served in Portsmouth, N.H., Springfield and Boston, Mass. and New York City. He retired from the Manhattan office in 2002 after 45 years of federal service. An avid golfer, you could find him on the local greens and fairways when he wasn’t watching the Boston Red Sox play.

He leaves his wife of 58 years, the former Ann Hefferon of Somerset; three sons, Michael (Audra) of Kendall Park, Paul (Rommy) of East Windsor, and Stephen (Diane) of Chatham, and one daughter, Lynn Devin (Bruce) of Mechanicsburg, Pa. He leaves nine beloved grandchildren, Dylan, Sean, Audra Rose, Trinity, Fenway, Bishop, PJ, Elisabeth and Stephanie, and several nieces and nephews.

Steve is pre-deceased by his parents, his brother, Carl and sister, Julie.

Visitation will be from 3 -5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. on March 29  at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9:00 a.m. on March 30, at St. Matthias Church in Somerset. Interment will follow at the Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the American Cancer Society https://donate3.cancer.org or PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.


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