Rudolph Kubek of Cheektowaga, a retired electrical engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Saturday in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga. He was 84.
Born in Czechoslovakia, he moved to New York City during the Depression with his family at age 10.
During World War II, he served stateside with the Army Air Forces. He was trained as a navigator and bombardier and was based in the South, achieving the rank of second lieutenant.
Upon returning to civilian life, Mr. Kubek then earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Buffalo.
In 1951, he married Rita P. Dombrowski. They lived in Depew for seven years before moving to Cheektowaga.
Mr. Kubek worked for 31 years at Westinghouse, where he designed industrial motors and became a group manager. He retired in 1982.
He enjoyed golf.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 55 years, are two sons, Gary of Short Hills, N.J., and James of Middleton, Wis.; a sister, Josephine of Detroit; and four grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Resurrection Catholic Church, Union Road and Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga.