A memorial service for Michael Kubiak, 83, of Pendleton, a retired meat cutter and World War II veteran, will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday in John O. Roth Funeral Home, 25 William St., City of Tonawanda. Burial in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton, will be private
Kubiak, who was born in Buffalo, died unexpectedly Tuesday (May 20, 2003), his 58th wedding anniversary, at home after suffering a heart attack.
He learned the meat-cutting business in his late teens at a grocery in the Lovejoy area.
He later went to work for Weil Brothers Meats at the old Washington Market and then at the Broadway Market. He worked with Weil Brothers for 40 years until his retirement in 1983.
Kubiak served with the U.S. Army in Australia during World War II.
He lived in North Tonawanda for many years before moving to Pendleton 13 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, the former Mildred Anthony; two daughters, Michele Merwin of Pendleton and Joan Puntoriero of Surprise, Ariz.; three sons, Michael Jr. of Dallas, James of Fullerton, Calif., and Robert of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Cecelia Kotecki of Clarence and Millie Starlite of Cheektowaga; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.