Shawn Bubacz


The Bubacz Family regretfully announces the passing of our beloved Shawn on Friday, Oct. 23, while asleep in his home in Cullowhee, N.C. He was 48.

Shawn was passionate about firefighting and service to the community. He loved grilling and cooking, mountain living, animals and especially house cats. He was a great lover of cake. Shawn’s wry wit was notorious but often entertaining, and the closest of Shawn’s friends recall nights watching movies with drink in hand. Family remembers Shawn’s contributions to spirited discourse at holidays.

Shawn was born in Miami, Fla., to mother and father, Joyce and Frank Bubacz, both late, of Franklin, N.C.

Shawn was a dedicated father to his only daughter, Shawna, who resides in Denver, N.C.; and is survived by his brother, David and wife Dulce of Cary, N.C.; brother, John of Sylva; sister, Tawn of Clyde, N.C.; and brother, Shannon of Asheville. Also surviving are niece, Laura; and nephews, Christopher, Kevin, Dylan and Deacon.

Memorial services will be Sunday, Nov. 8, at a time and location to be announced.