Regina M. Lubka “Reggie,” 92 of Chatham Township, New Jersey passed away peacefully on January 13, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Blvd. in Chatham Township on Friday, January 21st at 10am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. in Chatham on Thursday from 4 to 8pm.
Born in Newark, the daughter of I. Joseph and Wylma (Rychlec) Niemczk, Reggie was raised in Newark and Irvington where she graduated from Frank H. Morrell High School (I.H.S.). She had also lived in Maplewood before moving to Chatham Township many years ago. Reggie earned her Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from Newark State College (Now Kean University) and her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Kean University. In her early years she worked as a stenographer and at Dow Chemical Company prior to becoming a special education math and history teacher at the Frank H. Morrell High School (Known as Irvington High School). Reggie taught for 33 years where she made many friends that she remained in contact with throughout her retirement.
Reggie was a special lady. Her wittiness, intelligence and kindness made it impossible not to love her and the depth and sincerity of her heart were without equal. She had a seemingly endless supply of optimism, good humor and faith that was her hallmark. Reggie was a member of the New Jersey Retired Educators Association (NJREA), she volunteered at the E.O. Veterans Hospital and she was involved in the Chatham Seniors Club. She loved her family, friends, the family dogs, gardening, nature, the beach, ocean, Tai Chi and spending time at her home in Hollywood, Florida.
Reggie was a loving mother and devoted to her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Thomas Lubka. She is survived by her children, Ronald J. Lubka, Raymond N. Lubka and Regina “Gina” W. Lubka Reilly. She is also survived by her dear sister, Alfreda I. Sheft as well as a loving niece, nephews, great nieces, nephews, and many cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations in Regina’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.