Thomas H. and Lillian Kubic
YOUNGSTOWN - Husband and wife, Thomas H. Kubic and Lillian Kubic, married for 70 years, passed away peacefully within one week of each other at Briarfield Manor in Austintown. Thomas, 91, passed the morning of Aug. 2, 2017, and Lillian, 90, passed the morning of Aug. 9, 2017.
Thomas was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of the late Thomas and Anna Remias Kubic. He was a 1944 graduate of Chaney High School and proudly served as a yeoman in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
Mr. Kubic earned a bachelors degree from Youngstown State University and a masters degree from Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and also attended Akron and Kent State Universities, where he was awarded many scholarships for post-graduate work. He spent his career as an educator, teaching at Chaney High School, serving as a part-time instructor at Westminster College, and was the Supervisor of Guidance and Counseling for the Youngstown City School System. He also had worked for a time as a State Certified machinist for U.S. Steel.
He was a former member of Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, and Chi Sigma Iota. Thomas was an avid golfer and directed the Mahoning Golf League for many years.
Lillian was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Michael and Mildred Kukolich. She attended Stambaugh Elementary School and also graduated from Chaney High School, where she was a life member of the Girls’ Club, founded in 1942. Mrs. Kubic earned a bachelors degree and a masters degree in guidance and counseling from Youngstown State University, where she was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She worked as an assistant buyer at Livingston’s Ladies Specialty Store.
The couple married in June of 1947, and both lived most of their lives on Youngstown’s west side. They traveled the world together, and spent six weeks each in Russia, China, and South America, visiting the education programs at many colleges and universities in Moscow, Kiev, China, Thailand, Mexico, and in many countries in South America.
Mr. and Mrs. Kubic were members of Zion Lutheran Church.
The couple leaves two sons, Atty. Gary (Dee) Kubic and Dr. Mark (Barbara) Kubic; and five grandchildren, Mitchell, Matthew, Meghan, Meredith, and Thomas.
Thomas was preceded in death by four brothers, Martin, Steve, John, and Edward; and by four sisters, Anna, Susan, Betty, and Olga. Lillian’s brother, Louis Kukolich, preceded her in death.
There are no calling hours, and private services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. and Mrs. Kubic’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512.