Gary Lee Kubasiak
March 14, 2009
Gary Lee Kubasiak, 62, of Battle Creek, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born January 14, 1947 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of the late Peter and Berneita (Asplin) Kubasiak.
Gary graduated from Lakeview High School in 1965 and was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the Army from 1966 to 1972.
He worked at Coles Clothing Store from 1963 to 1977, and was a produce manager at Kroger from 1969 to 1977. He then moved to Alabama to work for Independent Retailers. He returned to Battle Creek in 1985 to work for Meijer, Inc. as a manager where he remained until July of 2008. He was very much loved and respected at work.
Marriages to Margaret Baker and Sue Miller ended in divorce. On October 29, 1999 he married Judy Kerr Paton.
Gary is survived by his loving wife, Judy Kubasiak; children: Tina (Kyle) Harrison of Albany, Georgia, Paula Clark, Christina Kubasiak and Thomas Kubasiak all of Battle Creek; step-children: Heather Haskins of Grand Haven and William Paton V of Delton; three grandchildren: Lexie and Kevin Harrison, and Gunnar Clark; four step-grandchildren: Christopher, Caitlin, Courtney and Nicholas Haskins; sister: Barbara (Dick) Willbrandt of Marshall; brothers: Gene (Maria) Kubasiak of Columbus, OH, Chuck (Julie) Kubasiak of Bellevue and John (Annie) Kubasiak of Ravenna.
Gary was a very loving husband, father, "papa" and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He loved spending time at his summer home at Waffle Farm Campground in Coldwater, Michigan; fishing for bass and bluegill, and having friends over for cookouts. He was loved by all that knew him, especially by his wife and family. He will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Father Craig Lusk officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice or the
American Cancer Society.
Published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on March 16, 2009. Thanks
to Carla Malotte, Tom Roberts, Fred Bachman and Bob Vaxter for memorial contributions.