Gerald “Jerry” Lubinski: Sept. 11, 1943 – Aug. 26, 2018



Born in Holland, Ohio, to Joseph Lubinski and Elizabeth (Szymanowski). Graduated from Sylvania High School. Married Barbara Bondy. They had one son, James.

He was a Sylvania, Ohio, volunteer fire fighter, earned his First-Class fireman status. He also worked in his uncle’s chrome plating shop and at a factory bending Ford tailpipes. He then joined the Ann Arbor, Michigan, Fire Department where he worked until he lost the use of one eye in a mechanical accident.

Jerry apprenticed at an aunt’s Portrait Studio. He joined the photography department at The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, where he worked his way up to Chief Medical Photographer and Supervisor of the Graphics Arts Department. that were used in almost all medical photography departments.

Jerry met Christen Gentz, a medical researcher, at the Medical College. They married October 1, 1983. They lived in Swanton, Ohio. Jerry raised and showed Mammoth Jackstock donkeys and mules.

In 1992, while visiting Chris’s parents in Langley, Washington, they purchased a farm and made the move to Whidbey Island.

In Washington Jerry developed the photo processing labs for Costco and then for Kinko’s. Later he thoroughly enjoyed working and meeting people at Sebo’s Hardware on Whidbey.

Jerry was very active in the South Island Habitat for Humanity and Ryan’s House for Youth where he served as president of the board for many years.

Jerry joined The Whidbey Island Ford Model A Club, sold his mules and bought an old rusty Model A flatbed truck. He discovered that it was a rare Ford Model AA “Service Car”. He spent many years restoring it to ‘factory condition’ He showed it at many shows and parades

Jerry was predeceased by his parents, a sister, and two brothers. He is survived by Christen, son James and two brothers, Raymond and John.

Arrangements have been made with the assistance of Whidbey Memorial Funeral and Cremation Services.

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