Obituary of Carl Shuba
Carl S. Shuba, 52, of Rochester, NY died Thursday evening at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, on his 52nd birthday. He was the loving son of Joan Manoski Shuba, Scranton.
Born April 27, 1965 in Rochester, he was the son of the late Leo J. Shuba. He was a graduate of Greece Athena High School, Rochester, NY and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY. He started his career as a photojournalist at WROC in Rochester, and after three years, moved to 13WHAM in Rochester, where he worked for 29 years. Carl's work at 13WHAM was highly respected, especially his coverage of the Buffalo Bills football team in the NFL, covering the Bills' four trips to the Super Bowl, "No one was on the sidelines for more huge moments in Buffalo Bills history than Carl Shuba." "Carl faced cancer as he faced the challenge of a good story, determined for a better ending and accepting the reality of the limits of time." "He had the ability to tell a story with pictures that didn't even need words... that is a talent to be able to do that... he died too young." "Family was always first... he loved his friends... he loved life and he lived life to the fullest... and that is not cliché... he had fun... and people that met him loved him." Carl was loved and respected for his dedication, authenticity, his sense of humor and his contagious smile. He was renowned for his eclectic taste in music, sports, and beer... and his large collection of Hawaiian shirts. He was genuine and a beacon of light in so many lives.
Also surviving are his loving sister Denice Shuba, Harrison, NJ; beloved and devoted cat, Mellow; his Aunts and Uncles, John & Rosemary Manoski, Maryann O'Neill, Joseph and Bonnie Shuba, Robert Slater; treasured by cousins, dear friends & neighbors.
Family and friends are invited to attend Carl's funeral on Saturday, May 6th, at 9:45 am from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St. Taylor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St. Scranton, celebrated by Rev. Francis L. Pauselli. Interment St. Mary Czestochowa Cemetery, Moosic. Family and friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit www.semiancares.com to share memories or extend condolences to Carl's family.