Albin Kubala, 92 |
July 19, 1924 — Oct. 12, 2016
Albin Kubala of Cedarburg passed away with great joy in his heart at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. He was 92 years young.
Albin is survived by his sister Norene Arnold; daughter Kathy (Frank) Multerer; son Tom (Patty) Kubala; daughter Eileen (Gary) Johnson; grandchildren Boyd (Kari) Multerer, Rachel Derosa, Andrew (Jennifer) Multerer, Amelia (Josh) Spierer, Everett (Nadia) Ayoubzadeh, Alex Kubala, Elena (Evan) Bretzman, Max Kubala, Phyllip (Susan) Taylor-Alonso and Alicia Johnson.
Albin was born in Milwaukee on July 19, 1924, to Joseph and Violet Kubala, where he enjoyed great adventures on his bike and picnics with his family on the beach! He married his high school sweetheart, Rose Re, on Sept. 2, 1944. They traveled to Hawaii with two children in order to assist with the consolidation of the Baha’i Faith. Their third child was born while in Hawaii. He and Rose moved back to Wisconsin in 1961 in order to be close to family members. He remained a very devoted and active teacher of the Baha’i Faith, especially helping people to understand the fundamental unity of all faiths. He particularly enjoyed educating people about the history and sacred writings of Islam.
His early architectural career began with Eschweiler and Sons. He contributed to designing many buildings, such as the Board of Water Supply Public Service Building in Honolulu and while working for Plunkett Keymar Reginato Architects and the Kubala Washatko Architects, he designed a number of churches and hospitals in the Milwaukee area.
We will dearly miss this valiant teacher and gentle servant. He will be eagerly welcomed by the Concourse of Light!
Family and friends gathered on Monday, Oct. 17, at the Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg for a Baha’i Service followed by a Baha’i Committal Service at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.