Henry Fred Kubeck of Marshall Street, Benwood, died Monday, August 6, 2001, in Park Health Center, St. Clairsville. He was 82.
Henry was born September 8, 1918, in Benwood, a son of the late Frank and Antonia Tittle Kubeck.
He was a retired journeymen machinist at the Bloch Brothers Tobacco Co., Wheeling plant, for 18 years. While employed at the Wheeling plant, Henry served as a shop steward for the Local #818, I.A.M. He was a member of the Board of Directors at the Mail Pouch Federal Credit Union; served as a committee member of the Employee Benefit Association and the Safety and Health Committee. He was also a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen; the Moose Lodge, Moundsville Eagles and a charter member of the Air Force Association since 1940.
He had served for over 40 years as a member of the Benwood Housing Authority and was a member and former president of the Benwood Planning Commission.
In addition, Henry was a veteran of World War II, having served as a T/Sgt. with the Air Force. He served in Bizerte, Africa; Naples, Foggia, Rome, Amo and the North Appennines, all in Italy. He held several decorations, including the Bronze Star.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Herman Wayne DiCarlo, in 1995; two brothers, Francis and John Kubeck; two sisters, Julia Kubeck and Mary Kubeck Myers.
Surviving are his daughter, Sigrid ”Siggie” Little and her husband, George, of Benwood; four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Behrman and Mrs. Robert Betty Hugus, both of McMechen, Mrs. Pauline Yesenczki of Martins Ferry, and Mrs. Annie Soule of Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Robert Kubeck of Seattle, Wash.; several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, from 2-9 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with the Rev. Gervase Cain, T.O.R., as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Dear Siggy, Your dad was always such a gentleman … I enjoyed working with him on the Housing Board. I know you very close to him and I hope your happy memories will help you in the days ahead. I will keep you – and him – in my prayers. Becky Clutter