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“Sad to hear of the passing of both Mr. and Mrs. Lubrano. I lived next door to them growing up in Hatfield and they were both always very nice, kind...Read More »
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“To the family of Evelyn Loraine Lubrano, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss her dearly. Please find comfort in knowing one day we...Read More »
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“Please accept my heartfelt sympathy; I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the "broken-hearted and "comforts all who...Read More »
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“My sincere condolences on the lost of your beloved Evelyn .I am sure that you have a lot happy memories of times spent with everyone in the family,...Read More »
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“I loved playing bridge with Evelyn, she was great player and was always helpful to new players. ”
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Evelyn Loraine Walrod Lubrano died peacefully in her home on February 24th 2017 due to complications from congestive heart failure and aortic stenosis. She was 89 years old.

Evelyn was born at home on her parent's farm in Linn County, Kansas on March 28th 1927, the seventh in a family of eight children. Her parents, Jim and Nelle Walrod, were hard-working people who brought their family through the Great Depression with determination, resilience, and faith. They instilled these qualities, along with a good sense of humor, in their children, giving Evelyn the strength of character that would see her through many difficult times in her life—the most painful being the loss of two of her children at very young ages; three-year-old Patty in 1951, and eight-year-old Skipper in 1960. Evelyn graduated from Mound City High School in 1944. She met Salvatore ("Sam") Lubrano while living and working in Wichita, KS the year after graduation. They were married in Mound City, KS on June 17, 1946, and traveled to Philadelphia, PA to begin their married life. They were married for 66 years, relocating several times during their life together—including an adventurous four-year sojourn in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After returning to the States in 1976, Evelyn pursued a variety of interests, culminating in a position at North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA , where she stayed until reaching retirement age. When Sam retired from Ford Electronics (later Visteon), he and Evelyn moved to Cocoa Beach, FL, where, as they liked to say, they enjoyed 15 years of "the good life" before relocating to Delaware to be near their son and his family.

Evelyn was an outgoing person who made friends easily. She loved to dance, garden, bowl, and play bridge. She had a lifelong passion for baseball and her two favorite teams were the Cardinals and the Phillies. She encouraged her children to do their best, pursue their dreams and lend a helping hand. Despite the losses that she suffered she remained an optimist at heart, who loved to laugh and spend time with family and friends. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy.

Evelyn is survived by three of her children, Robert Lubrano of Middletown DE, Donna Lubrano of Providence RI, and Rosalind Lubrano of Westbrook CT; her eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Salvatore Lubrano of Philadelphia, PA, daughter Lisa Coombes of Colorado Springs, CO, daughter Patricia ("Patty") and son Steven ("Skipper").

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday March 11, 2017 at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington DE 19803. Family visitation at 10:30am, Service at 11:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Evelyn Lubrano to The MOT Senior Center, 300 S Scott St. Middletown, DE 19709. (302) 378-4758 www.motseniorcenter.com