Obituary of Frank Shubat Jr.
It is with heartfelt sadness the family shares the great loss of our beloved father and grandfather, Frank Shubat, Jr., 91, of Rocky Hill. After a short illness, Frank passed away in his home surrounded by loving family and friends on Wednesday (Dec. 9, 2020). Born in McKeesport, PA, to Frank and Slava Shubat, he graduated from high school and briefly worked in the steel mills making him a proud and devout Steelers Fan. Soon after graduation, he served in the Air Force during the WW2 Berlin Airlift and Korean War and eventually settled in Connecticut, residing in New Britain, Newington, and most recently in Rocky Hill. Frank spent most of his career as a highly skilled machinist at Fafnir Bearing Co where he also served as a Union Steward with pride for being able to represent his fellow associates. Additionally, he enjoyed working with the staff and young adults at the New Britain Boys and Girls Club for more than thirty years. He was a member of the Hartford B.P.O. Elks and the Rocky Hill Senior Center. Frank was predeceased by his loving wife Anne (Jakupco) Shubat and his dear sister Vesna Balogh. He is survived by three loving children, Frank Shubat III of North Haven, Donna Prause of Rocky Hill, and Steve and his wife Dianne Shubat of Newington. In addition, Frank leaves behind a much loved sister, Arlene Shubat of McKeesport, PA., and three grandchildren, Christopher Prause, Danielle Shubat and Michael Bard all of whom provided him with enormous pride, joy and love in his life, and he took every opportunity to share that with others. Frank attended College for Engineering (currently University of Hartford), but demands of family life soon left him unable to complete the degree as he worked 2 full time jobs to ensure his family was properly provided for. However, his strong beliefs in education being key goal in life, inspired all (3) of his children to obtain Masters degrees. Interestingly enough, two of which actually graduated with BS of Engineering degrees from the same college, unbeknownst to them, that Frank himself had attended. Frank was an amazing handyman and could fix and build anything. This led to numerous projects over his lifetime ranging from house additions to building forts, mini-bikes & go-carts for his children all of which will forever remain memories for family and friends. Above all, his extraordinary ability to use his humor and wit to make people smile, in any and all situations, will truly be missed by all who knew him. In light of the Covid 19 Pandemic and out of concern for the safety of family and friends, funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VA Connecticut Voluntary Services 950 Campbell Ave. West Haven, CT 06516. The family is planning to hold a Memorial Service to include family & friends, sometime in the future.