Aaron Schubach, 47, was born in Salt Lake City to Carolyn and Stephen Schubach. He attended J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, Judge Memorial Catholic High School and graduated from USU with a degree in business. His childhood was full of family fun at Fish Lake, playing basketball and football, and dancing in “The Nutcracker.” Aaron had so many wonderful friends and had a way of making lasting relationships wherever he went.
Upon graduating from college, he started working in the family business, Standard Optical, where he went on to become the CEO and fourth-generation leader. He pioneered advances in optical networking, increasing access to vision insurance, and helping make eyecare affordable for all Utahns. He worked to modernize eye care with new technologies and innovations. He was a leader in the optical industry and respected by his colleagues nationwide.
Aaron was active in the community, whether lobbying at the state legislature, serving on various boards like the Haven or spending countless hours coaching kids in CYO basketball. He was a diehard 49ers fan, loved Utah football and basketball, Gonzaga basketball, hip hop, comedy, card tricks and live performances of all kinds (especially AG).
Aaron always loved and supported his brother, his best friend. He was so loved by his aunts, uncles, cousins, niece and nephew, always bringing his help, support and joyful smile to everyone. The love of his life was his daughter, Emma, whom he adored, cherished and was so very proud of. He and her mother, Aundrea, worked together to surround their child with love. Aaron’s life reminds us that no matter who we are, our legacies are not measured by awards or accolades but by the lives we have touched.
Aaron is survived by his daughter Emma, his parents, brother Nicholas (Dione), grandmother Catherine Schubach, extensive family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Richard Schubach, William and Catherine Goodwin.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 1 at 2 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1375 Spring Lane, Holladay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Aaron’s name.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Please visit www.Starksfuneral.com to share photos and memories with Aaron’s family.