Published in the Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ) on 4/20/2007.
Bill Lubrano Regional marketing manager and lead sanger with band
William A. Bill Lubrano died Thursday morning, April 19, 2007, in his home in Basking Ridge. He was 65. Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the William R. Dangler Funeral Home, 309 Springfield Ave., Summit, (908) 273-2323. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Monday, April 23, at 10:45 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church in Summit. Entombment will follow at St. Teresas Cemetery, Summit. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Lubrano lived in Forest Hills, Queens, N.Y., and in Summit for 22 years before moving to Basking Ridge last year. He earned a bachelors degree in 1963 and a masters degree in 1978 from St. Johns University in New York in international marketing. He served in the United States National Guard during peacetime. Mr. Lubrano was a regional marketing manager with Mohawk Industries in Sparta for five years before becoming ill. Previously he was vice president of sales with the Olivetti Company of Somerville for 31 years. He was an active member of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Summit and was a member of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity. He was active in the Summit Bocce League and had been instrumental in the restoration of the Summit Bocce Courts. An avid musician, Mr. Lubrano toured the United States as lead singer with The Teenagers replacing Frankie Lyman when he left the group. He also founded, The Bill Lubrano Quartet a dance band, which he headed for over 20 years. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Alicia Clancy (nee Pritchett); two sons, William J. Lubrano and his wife, Sharon, of Green Village and Daniel S. Lubrano of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Vincent and Albert Lubrano; a sister, Lillian Giordano, and two grandchildren, Carson and Paige Lubrano. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations to Atlantic Hospice.