Charles J. Roubik, III(1932 - 2014)

Chuck Roubik completed
a life filled with honor, love,
kindness, and principle
on August 15, 2014. He was
born on March 2, 1932 and
raised in Wilmette, Illinois.
One of four children, he
enjoyed his family: his parents,
Charles Roubik, Jr. and
Frances (Hayes); his sister
Catherine (Ray Schuler, Jr.);
his sister Barbara (Peter
Hasbrook); and his brother
David (Charlotte Kinnison).
Chuck attended Regis College
in Denver, Colorado,
and graduated in 1954.
He then spent four years
in the U.S. Army and was
stationed in Germany, after
completing Army Language
School. He married
Kathie Cummings in 1959.
Together, they raised three
wonderfully rewarding
children, each a source of
He presented the kids
with the beauty of the
mountains of Colorado,
where he and Kathie made
their home for over thirty
years. He taught his children
to ski and hike, all the
while instilling a love of
nature. He patiently taught
them life skills and a love of
home life. Chuck traveled
widely, and deeply appreciated
other cultures. He held
positions in the management
of people as well as
large-scale information
systems throughout his
career. He served on the
Board of the Libby Bortz
Assisted Living Center retirement
home and worked
for low-cost housing while
living in Littleton, Colorado.
After moving to Hamilton,
Montana in 2005, he
was honored with a seat on
the Board of Bitterrooters
for Planning. His greatest
interests were to preserve
farms and open lands, with
an emphasis on conservation
through responsible
development in order to
preserve the Bitterroot River
and the delightful way of
life enjoyed by residents of
the Bitterroot Valley.
His son Joe died at the
young age of 28 and we rejoice
that he and Chuck are
now reunited. His daughter
Janet wisely married Bill
Kinneberg and they live
in Sandy, Utah. They have
two sons, Joe and David,
and the way they are being
raised was a source of joy
and satisfaction to him.
His son Andy brought
dear Sarah (Asker) into the
family, and they settled in
Corvallis, MT, over twenty
years ago. It was they who
introduced Chuck and
Kathie to the wonders of
the Bitterroot Valley. Chuck
loved and cherished the
couple, and vicariously enjoyed
their adventures. Bill
and Sarah, the two in-laws,
completed Chuck's family
and were the answer to the
prayers he had had for his
children and their lives.
Nieces, nephews, and
friends made his life complete
and satisfying.
Chuck was a parishioner
of St. Francis Catholic
Church, and that community
of extended family was
a source of strength and
love for him. Chuck's life
will be celebrated with a
Funeral Mass at St. Francis
Catholic Church in Hamilton
at 11 am on Thursday,
August 21st, 2014. There
will be a reception following
the services in the
Pastoral Life Center next to
the church. Condolences
may be left for the family at

Published in Colorado Community Newspapers on Aug. 22, 2014