George J. Kubasko, 81, of Pittston Twp., PA and formerly of Kingston, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. He was born in Kingston on January 29, 1938 and was the son of the late John J. Kubasko, Jr. and Florence Miner Kubasko.
George was a graduate of Kingston High School, Kingston, PA Class of 1957. He won All-Scholastic honors as a guard on Kingston’s football team in 1956. He enlisted in the Air Force, serving for 8 years, where he received the “Certificate of Achievement” for outstanding performance in academic duties. He lead his class with a scholastic average of “outstanding” in the Communications Center Specialist course and graduated as a cryptographic operator. George then joined the Seabees, United States Navy Reserves where he completed his 20 years of military service. George was a carpenter/millwright with Carpenters Union Local for 20 years; Electronics worker, Tobyhanna Army Depot, 15 years, retired; and maintenance, SS. Peter & Paul, Church Avoca, Pa for 14 years.
He was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Avoca, a member of the Independent Fire Co. Kingston, PA. for over 50 years; Six-County Firemen’s Association; Dupont VFW Post 4909, Dupont , PA, American Legion, Avoca, PA and AFGE, Tobyhanna PA.
His hobbies were reading, fishing, carpentry and small engine repair. He was a “jack-of-all trades”, Mr. Fix-it. He would fix anything that was given to him. He was a loving, kind and compassionate man that will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Dolores L. Kubasko, who died June 15, 2017 and his sister, Dorothy.
He was the proud father of four daughters; Jodi Ozark and her companion Rich Lyons, of Laflin, PA; Janine Starinsky (Steve), Duryea, PA; Tammy Urbanski (Chris), Pittston Twp. PA; and Kristen Kubasko and husband Brendan Volker, Westbrook, ME; and was also an extremely proud grandfather to Sarah Ozark; Stephen, Bridget, Matthew, and Sophia Starinsky; Christopher and Ashlyn Urbanski. Also surviving is his brother Robert (Norene), Wyoming and several nieces and nephews.
George’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Highland Park Senior Living Center, the Bayada Nurses, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dr. Torbik, Dr. Dandrea, and Dr. Scalzo, for their excellent care, kindness and support. Also, a special thanks to one of his best friends and neighbor Ron Panuski. “Thank you for always being there.”
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingston Independent Fire Company, 166 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, July 29, at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip J. Sladicka officiating. Friends may call on Sunday evening, July 28 from 5-8 p.m, at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Friends are asked to go directly to Queen of the Apostles Church for mass on Monday morning. There will be no procession from funeral home.