Edmund Lubinski

[ Age 93 ] Retired appraiser worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development into his 80s.

April 17, 2007|By Frederick N. Rasmussen | Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN REPORTER

Edmund W. Lubinski, a retired appraiser who worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, died of pneumonia April 10 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Lutherville resident was 93.

Mr. Lubinski was born in Baltimore, the son of Polish immigrants who owned and operated grocery stores on Linwood Avenue and later Elmora Avenue.

Mr. Lubinski was raised near Patterson Park and graduated in 1931 from Loyola High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Loyola College in 1935.

He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1939, and during World War II he served in the Army and attained the rank of master sergeant.

He practiced law briefly after the war before joining the Federal Housing Administration in the late 1940s.

Mr. Lubinski rose through the ranks until he become deputy director of the Baltimore office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He retired in the late 1970s.

He continued working as a contract appraiser for HUD until he was in his 80s, family members said.

Mr. Lubinski was an avid sports fan and enjoyed golfing at Pine Ridge. He also liked reading, gardening and listening to music.

"He also loved riding roller coasters, and Hershey Park was one of his favorite places," said a son, Paul S. Lubinski of Bel Air.

He was a communicant of Church of the Nativity Roman Catholic Church in Timonium.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Also surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Margaret C. Wilson; two other sons, Kenneth A. Lubinski of Parkville and John D. Lubinski of Ellicott City; a daughter, Lynda Lubinski of Lutherville; and 11 grandchildren. A son, Edmund R. Lubinski, died in 2006; and a daughter, Janice Lubinski-Potter, died in 1986.

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