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Barbara A. Grubiak

August 14, 1964 ~ May 28, 2017 (age 52)



Rhinebeck - Barbara A. Grubiak, 52, passed away on Sunday May 28, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving husband and daughters.

Born on August 14, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Hal and the late Kathleen (Backus) Collins.

She attended Northern Illinois University.

On March 24, 2007 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, she married John M. Grubiak. Mr. Grubiak survives at home.

Barbara loved the outdoors and hiking. Her favorite places were Mohonk Mountain and Sarasota Florida. She was also a devoted Kundalini Yoga Practitioner and had recently become a teacher. She was beloved member of the Metta Sacred Space community as well as a member of the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck.

In addition to her husband, Barbara is survived by her daughters Julia, Victoria, and Emma; her sisters Christine and Michelle; her father Hal; as well as many friends in the area.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, on Thursday June 1 at 11am.

There are no calling hours.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in honor of Barbara can be sent to PO Box 248, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.


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