OBITUARY

Jose Luis Ubinas Jr.

September 26, 1960October 7, 2021

Ubiñas-Williams Jr., 61, passed away peacefully at home. He was born in Mt. Vernon, NY where he spent his first years of life. He later moved to Puerto Rico. He attended schools in New York and Puerto Rico. After graduating from college with a degree in mechanical engineering, by profession, he was an engineer. After graduation, he came to Ohio and was employed at WPAFB. He worked on many programs and, in later years, mentored new employees. After 35 years, he retired. During that time, he earned a Master’s degree from the University of Dayton. He had many and varied interests in his lifetime; among them, woodworking and music being his passions. In youth, he participated in Little League and Karate. In 1979, he won 1st place and Green Belt Island Champion in Puerto Rico. Later, he enjoyed rock climbing, running, and bicycling. Additional interests included almost anything science and history. He was known as the “ultimate D-I-Y man”. He did carpentry, electrical work, construction, roofing, auto mechanics, painting, etc. You name it, he could do it. He was best known for his woodworking and music. He milled his own wood for his many projects like new kitchen cabinets, furniture, and picture frames, and he designed them as well. He also repaired and refinished items. He was a luthier. He made and/or repaired both acoustic and electric guitars, Puerto Rican cuatros, and basses. He was a member of Rondalla Puerto Rico, Rigadon Con Son, and other groups. He loved music. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Betty Mae Williams and Jose Luis Ubiñas-Hernandes Sr. He is survived by his loving wife, Elena, and their son, Javier, as well as brothers Robert (Dina) and Carlos; sisters Mary Anne (Dave) and Raquel Leticia. He has two nieces, Linda Marie and Jazmin and their families. He was much loved and will be missed by many. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, October 14th from 5-8PM, for a public visitation at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road. An 11 AM Mass of Christian Burial is to be held at Immaculate Conception Parish in Dayton. Social-distancing and masks will be required. The family ask memorial contributions to be made out to Hospice of Dayton and the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation-Social Distancing and Masks Required

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Funeral Mass Face Masks and Social Distancing Required

    Friday, October 15, 2021

Memories

Jose Luis Ubinas Jr.

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CESAR FLORES

October 15, 2021

José, may you rest in peace!

You were a great artisan and a kind soul! I'll always cherish the small wooden box you made for my "Guirito" during our days together in Rondalla PR in the late 1990's.

I'm sure youll be greatly missed by your family and those of us you touched along the way with your kindness and artistic ability...que descanses en paz!

Elenita, mi mas sentido pésame y un fuerte abrazo para ti y Javier.

Papo Flores

Ivelisse Figueroa-Bale

October 15, 2021

You will be missed, from standing as attendant at your wedding to Javier’s graduation and many more I will always remember your smile and soft voice. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Charles Smith

October 14, 2021

I had the joy and privilege of working with José back in the old days at Wright-Patt. Here are some of my many memories:

He always went out of his way to use his talents for other people; I still have a nameplate that he made for me with beautiful wooden inlay and aluminum lettering that he cast himself. It is a work of art!

I have very fond memories of seeing him perform in Rondalla de Puerto Rico. He played with such joy!

He spoke often of his great love and respect for his family and looked for ways to serve them.

José's kindness, talent, intelligence, and sense of humor will be missed.

Mary Ubinas

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Mary Ubinas

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Mary Ubinas

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Mary Ubinas

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Years are passing.

Mary Ubinas

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Fatherhood

Mary Ubinas

October 14, 2021

One of several bands he played in sharing his musical talent on the guitar and singing.

Mary Ubinas

October 14, 2021

Loving and devoted son. Jose Luis Ubinas Sr. and Pete.

FROM THE FAMILY