SISTER ELLEN HUBLITZ, OP, formerly Sr. George Marie, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, for the past 65 years died on January 29, 2014 in St. Martin de Porres Infirmary. Sister Ellen was 82 years of age.
Sister Ellen was born to Winifred Van Valkenburgh and George Hublitz on April 2, 1931 in the Bronx, New York.' She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic on September 11, 1 949 from Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Bronx, NY. Sister received the Dominican habit on August 24, 1950, professed her first vows on August 25, 1951 and her final vows on August 25, 1954.
Sister held the BS degree in Education from Fordham University, Bronx and the MTS from Catholic University, Washington, DC.
Sister's many years of active ministry were devoted to education as a teacher on the elementary school level. She taught in the following schools: St. Luke, Bronx, NY, 1952-1959; St. Mary, Carpenter Ave. Bronx, NY 1959-1965; St. Anselm, Bronx, NY 1965-1967; and St. Paul School, Daytona Beach, FL 1967-1986. In 1987 Sister studied in the Career Options Program at Calvary Hospital and in the Fall of 1988, Sister became a minister to the homebound of St. Frances of Rome Parish, Bronx, NY. From 2005-2012, she served as Pastoral Associate for the Catholic Churches of Wakefield. Due to illness, Sister retired to St. Martin de Porres Infirmary in 2012.
In addition to her religious congregation, Sr Ellen, is survived by her sister, Viola Miklitsch, her nieces Ellen Ares, Mary Ellen Hearon, Theresa Kinstrey, Patricia Spellman, and her nephews Roger, George Hublitz and Thomas Miklitsch. Sister was predeceased by her brother George and nephew Kenneth Hublitz.