U.S. Navy, S1 WWII
Georgetown Times January 5, 2009
Thomas Kubeck, Jr, 82, of Pawleys Island and Norway, Maine, died of congestive heart failure at the Hospice of Southern Maine on Dec. 31, 2008.
A memorial service will be held in Wallingford, Conn., and at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island at a later date. Burial will be at the Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, Md.
Mr. Kubeck was born on Dec. 10, 1926, in Wallingford, Conn., the son of Thomas and Frances Okevich Kubeck. He joined the U.S. Navy in February 1944 and served in the Pacific as a signalman on the LST 1000 at the battle of Okinawa. The LST 1000 also transported Japanese prisoners from China back to Japan after the end of the war. He served in the Navy until August 1946.
Mr. Kubeck returned to Connecticut to complete his high school education at Cheshire Academy and then received his bachelor's degree from Morehead State University in Kentucky. He received an master's degree in education from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
He taught high school English at Seacrest High School in Delray Beach, Fla., from 1956 until 1966 where he was the dean of students, sponsored the National Honor Society and also coached the golf team. Mr. Kubeck was awarded an English Speaking Union fellowship to study at summer school at Oxford University in England in 1963.
He married the former Eleanor (Pixie) Allnutt in 1964 and they moved to suburban Maryland. Mr. Kubeck began his government career in 1967 as a training officer for the U.S. Public Health Service and later transferred to the National Center for Health Statistics where he remained until his retirement in 1989.
In retirement he was a substitute teacher for the Montgomery County (Maryland) School System before moving to Pawleys Island in 1997. He resided in Willbrook Plantation before moving to The Reserve in 2006. He was a member of Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island.
Mr. Kubeck was an enthusiastic golfer and was a member of Kenwood Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Litchfield Country Club and The Reserve in Pawleys Island.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Lisa K. Favreau and her husband Don, of Falmouth, Maine, brothers Joseph Kubeck of Wallingford, Conn., Edmund Kubeck of Meriden, Conn., Vincent Kubeck of North Haven, Conn., and Francis Kubeck of Jacksonville, Fla., a niece. His son, Frederick J. Kubeck died in 1988.
Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the Hospice of Southern Maine, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.
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