IN MEMORIAM: Roofers Local 2’s Mark Holubasch

Staunton, IL – Mark Christian Holubasch, 52, formerly of Belleville, IL, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022, at Community Hospital in Staunton, IL. He was a 27-year member of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local  2.
Brother Holubasch was born on Dec. 22, 1969, to George Joseph and Roberta Leona (nee Hoedebecke) Holubasch in St. Louis, MO. He married his partner of 20 years, Jamie Ellis, on September 1, 2018, at the St. Clair County Courthouse in Belleville, IL.

Brother Holubasch grew up in Collinsville, IL then moved to Belleville, IL where he spent most of his life, before buying a home with Jamie in Livingston, IL. Brother Holubasch loved his family more than anything. He was a treasured husband, father, son, brother, and friend, loved to spend time with his family and had a special place in his heart for his daughter, Mariah.

He enjoyed antiquing with his wife and driving to the different stores on Sundays to see what treasures they could find. He also loved his pets, Dotsy, Tootsie, and Jack, and considered them part of the family.

Brother Holubasch was an outdoorsman. He liked to kayak, fish, play golf, and especially loved hiking in the Smoky Mountains. He was also a talented woodworker and loved to refurbish the antiques he’d find with his wife as well as build new projects and repair the older ones.

A proud member of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 2, Brother Holubasch did a little bit of everything and was a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades, but master of none.” He was a generous and compassionate man with a great sense of humor and will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

Brother Holubasch was preceded in death by his parents George J. and Roberta L. Holubasch; brother, Gregory Paul Holubasch; sister, Margaret “Peggy” Cregger; father-in-law, Richard LaVassaur.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jamie Holubasch; daughter, Mariah Fairfield; siblings, George “Ed” Holubasch, Eugene “Chip” Holubasch, Ronald “Ronny” (Sandie) Holubasch, Terry (Roger) Cottrell, Mary Holubasch; nieces and nephews, Keith, ReneÃ, Nicole, Townsend, Kaylee, Cody; mother-in-law, Jane LaVassaur; sister-in-law, Laura (Carl) Santos; brothers-in-law, Stuart (Reonna) Haag, Steve Haag, Scott Haag; dear lifelong friends, Ted & Missy Niemann, Pat & Beth Blechle, Chris Neiner, Bob & Julie Whiting, Brian Threlkeld.

Memorials may be made to the Stray Rescue of St. Louis, MO.

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