John W. Holubek AmsterdamJohn W. Holubek, 91, of Hadley, NY, passed away Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam. Born in Schenectady on May 23, 1921, he was the son of the late Paul and Maria (Hrupsa) Holubek. During World War II, Mr. Holubek served in the United States Air Forces as a tail gunner on a B-25 aircraft. He flew over 60 bombing missions without rotation and was stationed in Africa, England, Italy, and Corsica. For his service to his country, Mr. Holubek was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart. Following his service, John went on to work for the General Electric Company in the Steam Turbine Division, where he enjoyed a long and rewarding career of 40 years. John was a former member of the American Legion Post 1005, Schenectady. He spent his winters in Florida and his summers at his beloved home on Sacandaga Lake. In his free time, John enjoyed the races at Saratoga and participating in great card games with his brother and their friends. He was a wonderful uncle. His nieces and nephews will remember him as a kind and generous person, always putting others before himself. In addition to his parents, Mr. Holubek was predeceased by his siblings, Frank Holubek, Anna Jock, Elizabeth Bajdziewicz, Pauline Anibal, and Helen Cydylo. Survivors include his nieces and nephews, Rose Heinrich, Shirley Taber, Frank Bajdziewicz, Edward Anibal, Michael Cydylo, Michael Holubek; and a host of grandnieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 22 at 12 p.m. at the White Funeral Home, 264 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia. Calling hours will precede the service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Interment will follow at St. Cyril and Method Cemetery, Schenectady. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 1 Computer Dr. S., Albany, NY 12205. To express condolences visit sbfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Apr. 20, 2013