COMMANDER JOHN F. KUBOVCHIK JR. (U.S. Navy - Retired), age 70, of Virginia Beach, VA., passed away peacefully at home in the presence of his family on July 20, 2011. He was born on July 19, 1941 to the late John and Mary Elizabeth Kubovchik Sr. of Lakewood, OH. He retired from the United States Navy as a Commander and Veteran of the Persian Gulf War after serving proudly for 32 years, mainly in the submarine force. Upon retirement from the United States Navy John began his second career following his passion for music. He was instrumental in creating the band program for St. Gregory the Great Catholic School where he served as the band director for the last 12 years. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 45 years, Mary; his son, Michael; his daughter-in-law, Paula; his two grandchildren, Krista and Katarina, all of Virginia Beach, VA.; and his two sisters, Clare Kubovchik of Fairview Park, OH., and Joanne DeMars of Colorado Springs, CO. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society of Hampton Roads, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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