Wednesday, 13 May 2009 09:24
Marvin Lubinsky, 88, formerly of Port Washington, passed away on April 29, 2009 at Mease Hospital in Dunedin, FL. He was born on Dec. 12, 1920 in Lima, OH, and was the son of the late Max Lubinsky and Jennie Weinreb Lubinsky. He was preceded in death by brothers Leo and Sanford and sisters Molly, Ann and Ruth.
Marvin was a graduate of South High School in Lima and attended Blufton University in Blufton, OH. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force and served his country during WWII as a B-17 pilot in the Eighth Air Force (447th Bomb Group). He and his crew flew 30 missions in Europe. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross.
His bomber jacket is on display at the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH. In 2002, Hasbro Inc. used his jacket as a model for one of its GI Joe action figures. In recent years, Marvin took great joy in speaking to students about his experiences during WWII.
He spent more than 60 years in the electric sign manufacturing business.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Grace of Dunedin; daughter, Rene Neiman of Roslyn; three sons, Marv Jr. of Richardson, TX, Dave of Clearwater, FL, and Tim of Charlotte, NC; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held in New Port Richey, FL.