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Condolences to the Family and Friends of Brother Leo Srubas

Thursday, August 13, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Megan Jamen
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The St. Francis High School Community would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Brother Leo Srubas.


Brother Leo Srubas, 83, died on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago, IL. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 66 years, he was born Paul Ernest Srubas in Chicago, son of Peter and Agnes (née Derringe) Srubas. He attended St. Mel H.S. in Chicago and later graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO. He earned BA and MEd degrees from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN, and a PhD from Universidad Interamericana del Norte in Saltillo, Mexico. During his years as an educator he taught in Colombia and Mexico and in Kansas City, MO, and Wheaton, IL. From 1967 to 1975 he served at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, as an instructor and registrar. He was assistant director of student Brothers in Memphis and in Romeoville. Brother Leo was the business manager at St. Patrick H.S. in Chicago from 1981 to 1997. He retired in 1997 and lived at Roncalli H.S. in Manitowoc, WI. Recently, he lived at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago. Survivors include his sister-in-law, Alice Srubas, niece Lorraine King, many other nieces and nephews, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Visitation was at Sancta Alberta Chapel at Lewis University in Romeoville at 4:00 pm on Monday, August 10, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 5:00 pm. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville on Tuesday, August 11, at 9:30 am. Memorials may be made to the Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.


De La Salle, Kansas City, MO 1953-1957 Teacher
St. Francis H.S., Wheaton, IL 1957-1962 Teacher
San Jose, Colombia 1962-1963 Teacher
Saltillo, Mexico 1953-1957 Teacher
De La Salle, Kansas City, MO 1964-1965 Study
Scholasticate, Memphis, TN 1965-1966 Sub Director
Scholasticate, Lockport, IL 1966-1967 Sub Director
Lewis College, Lockport, IL 1967-1975 Teacher/Registrar
Provincialate, Lockport, IL 1975-1981 Data Center
St. Patrick H.S., Chicago. IL 1981-1997 Business Manager
Roncalli, H.S., Manitowoc, WI 1997-2012 Retired/Volunteer
Resurrection Community, Chicago, IL 2012-2014 Retired
Resurrection Life Center, Chicago, IL 2014-2015 Retired

Please consider helping to further educational ministry in Br. Leo’s name by making a memorial contribution to St. Francis High School /2130 W Roosevelt Rd / Wheaton IL  60187 or to the Christian Brothers of the Midwest / 7650 S County Line Rd / Burr Ridge IL  60527

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