Frank “Frankie” Alan Dubec, 66, was born on March 13, 1956 in Houston, Texas, where he spent his youth, and passed away at home on April 7, 2022 in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Karen Dubec; kiddo April Stephens and husband, Denton; kiddo Jen Dubec; grandchildren Anika Stephens and Salem, Vivienne and Amara Hollensworth; sister Annie Chamblee-Britton and husband, Roger; sister Dolores Dubec and husband, Terry Coborn; nieces Melissa and Katrina; nephews Brian and Erik; and great-nieces Millicent and Marigold. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank J. and Erika Dubec; brother David and wife, Jeri; and brother Steven Dubec.
Frankie was a devoted husband, the proudest Daddio and Paw Paw who thought the world of all of the girls. He was outnumbered, but loved to spoil his wife and girls, so wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. He valued time spent with family and friends above all else. He was a talented artist, photographer and mechanic who enjoyed playing harmonica, supporting live music, and working on cars and boats. He loved beaches, fishing, traveling, entertaining, vintage cars, boating and antique cameras. He enjoyed dressing up for Halloween and helping Santa pack the Christmas tree every year. He was also a dedicated longhorn fan who was often seen in burnt orange wherever he went…Hook ‘em!
Frankie was a friend to everyone he met, a father-figure to many in his life and would always go out of his way to make his family and friends feel special and loved any chance he got. He felt a sense of pride with every surprise gift or funny prank he pulled off. He never hesitated to help anyone in need and was always prepared to put a smile on someone’s face with his unique sense of humor.
No words, or summary like this, can truly encompass all that he was, and all that he meant to those closest to him, but he will definitely be missed by all who knew him and he will be forever in our hearts. Love You Always