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KUBARSKI - June H. June 26, 1928-December 17, 2010. "I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways. Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories I leave behind when life is done." June Kubarski, 82, a fifty-year breast cancer survivor, left this earth on December 17, 2010, leaving behind memories of her quick wit, unforgettable recipes and nurturing temperament. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Matthew Kubarski of Youngstown; her daughter Katherine (Sean) Kubarski of Santa Fe, NM; her son Karl (Tracy) Kubarski and grandchildren Mat and Blake of Pittsboro, IN; and her daughter Ruth (Francis) Abate and grandchildren Vincent and Sophie of Steamboat Springs, CO. She was born in Patterson, NJ, grew up in Niagara Falls and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1946. June attended and graduated in the inaugural class of Erie County Community College with her Dental Hygiene degree. She also received her teaching certificate from Cortland State. She was employed as the Dental Hygiene Teacher in the Niagara Falls school district before she married Matthew in 1954. They moved to Youngstown in 1958 and after her children became school age, she returned to work as the Dental Hygiene Teacher for the Niagara Wheatfield school system. June was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and leaves behind many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She loved to spend time with her family, bake, visit the casino, hunt down a sale and dance with her husband Matthew. She will be remembered as a good friend, a loving mom and grandma and a life companion to Matthew. The family asks that memorial donations be made in June's memory to Niagara Hospice. We would also like to thank Judy Johnson and Judy Chapman for their dedication to and care of June this past year. Without you, we would have been lost. We applaud your professionalism, compassion and the love you shared with us. A memorial service will be scheduled at a future date.

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