John Pribonic

John David Pribonic, 22, son of Mark and Leslie Pribonic, 1005 Cardinal Cr., Hudson, WI 54016, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center. He had fought a strong battle with leukemia.

John was born in Birmingham, Ala., and moved with his family to Hudson in 1996. He graduated from Hudson High School in 2006 where he was a member of the National Honor Society, Chamber Choir, played in the wind ensemble, and performed in the fall musicals in addition to the productions at the Phipps. He was named a National Merit Finalist. Until December of 2010, John attended Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., on an academic scholarship. While there he played the tuba in the Auburn Marching Band, which performed at some of the great college stadiums in the nation, and marched in the 2008 St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland. John also sang in Auburn’s concert choir, which performed at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and the Carnegie Hall in New York. John was a member of the First Baptist Church in Opelika, Ala. He was also a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Anne Paige, 19, of Hudson; paternal grandmother, Donna Pribonic of Florida; maternal grandfather, Lester Sabrowsky of Warrenton, Va.; aunt, Gay Lynn Sabrowsky; and two uncles, Gary (and wife, Afsoon) Sabrowsky of Virginia and David Pribonic of Florida. John was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Eva Sabrowsky, and paternal grandfather, John Pribonic. Other than his family and friends, John loved music, both vocal and instrumental, and he was especially fond of his dogs.

Funeral Services for John Pribonic will be held Saturday, May 7th at 5pm at the United Methodist Church; 1401 Laurel Avenue in Hudson Wisconsin. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Warrenton, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family, honoring John’s request, asked that donations be forwarded to the Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family funeral Home of Hudson.

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