February 28, 1931 - November 2, 2021
Pat joined “Hon”, her beloved husband Frank, in heaven on November 2, 2021, at the age of 90. She was a devoted wife, nurse, mother of four, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who exuded faith and kindness. She helped others in every aspect of her life and did so with a pious and joyous heart. She was born on February 28, 1931, in Rome, New York, to James Joseph Sheridan II and Mary Ursula Murray Sheridan and was raised in Amsterdam, New York. After meeting on a blind date, she married the love of her life, Frank Adam Luba, Jr., on January 23,1954. They remained steadfastly and faithfully by each other’s side for 67 years. Pat became a mother in 1954 and raising her four children was one of her proudest accomplishments. Pat earned her Registered Nurse certification from St. Mary’s Institute in 1951 and loved working as a pediatric nurse until starting a family of her own. After her last child left for college, Pat bravely completed her Bachelor’s degree at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. When Frank retired after more than 30 years with IBM, Pat and Frank enjoyed life together on their little slice of Texas Heaven, the Flying L Ranch in Elgin. It was at the ranch where Pat enjoyed sewing, cooking, and hosting family gatherings. Following their days at the ranch and their time in the Cedar Hills community in Elgin, Texas, they relocated to Euless, Texas in 2015. Pat’s generous heart was only second to her commitment to her faith and community. She attended Mass without fail and served in various church and school volunteer roles, including with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Louis Catholic Church (Austin) Guild, St. Louis Catholic School PTA, Girl Scouts and Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Elgin). She provided school nursing support to St. Louis Catholic School and Austin-area schools and with the Seton Hospital Auxiliary. She served the Elgin Lions’ Club through various board positions and managed the organization’s Elgin Thrift Store for many years. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, which focused on community service, and the Polish Club, where she was instrumental in the sponsorship of several Nigerian immigrants and Polish refugees. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents; sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Hildebrandt; brother James Sheridan; granddaughter, Rebecca Tobolka. She is survived by her son, Tom Luba and his wife, Sherri; daughter, Anne Joyce; daughter, Patricia Tobolka and her husband, Tommy; daughter, Margaret Collins and her husband, Michael. Pat’s dear sister-in-law, Christine Luba, also survives her. Her grandchildren include Stacey Bingham; Jaimi Curry and her husband, John; Jenny Gregorcyk and her husband, David; Mindy McCauley-May and her husband, Rob May; Christopher Joyce; Catherine Joyce and her husband, Nic Claeys; Brent Pitts and his wife, Maegan; Amy Pitts; Thomas Tobolka; Adam Collins; and Emily Collins. Her great grandchildren include Jasmyn Bingham; Chance and Kayla Burrow; Caroline Curry; Reid and Charlotte Gregorcyk; Julia, Ansel, and Jasper May; Emory Koa Joyce-Claeys; Brackston, Brooks, and Braegan Pitts; and Aubrey Pitts. A funeral Mass will be officiated by Pat’s cousin, Fr. Joseph Moyer, CSC, on November 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Bedford, TX, with inurnment at DFW National Cemetery the following day. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 302 W. 11th St., Elgin, TX 78621.
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