Frank David Lubitz of Ewing died Sept. 22, 2011. Born in Augustav, Poland, he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1921, residing in Trenton.
After graduating from Trenton High School in 1933, he and his brother Louis opened a fruit and produce market on Fall Street in Trenton. At the beginning of World War II he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in the European theater and later becoming a staff sergeant. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his war injuries. He was then sent home on furlough guarding German prisoners.
Following the war, his store, which he operated with his wife, eventually became a full grocery, continuing at several locations in Trenton until 1980.
Throughout his life he enjoyed performing, having taken part in many school productions, and later as a member of the Adath Israel choir. After retirement he and his wife were active volunteers for Kosher Meals on Wheels and participated in Interfaith Caregivers.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth; his daughter, Rochel Bernstein of Spring Valley, NY; his son, Michael of Bloomsbury; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 25 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing.