Kubes, George Frank
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Dec. 18, 1932 - Oct. 16, 2013
George Kubes, 80, went to be with his Lord and Savior. He lived in Sarasota his entire life. George graduated from Sarasota High School in 1950 and served in the U.S. Army in Korea. On returning to Sarasota, he worked at GTE for 40 years.
George married Eleanor Eadens in January 1953 at First Baptist Church and was faithfully married for 60 years. They had four daughters and then a son once their girls were teenagers. The children were outstanding students at Riverview High School and all college graduates.
George was extremely active at First Baptist Church for 63 years and assumed numerous leadership and service roles. He single handedly painted the church chapel. Additionally, he was involved in many other community activities including being an Eagle Scout, significant donor at the Sarasota blood bank, Caritas and volunteer at the Humane Society where he was known as the "Cat Man."
George and Eleanor loved to travel including trips to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska and many of the continental states viewed through the family station wagon. They also enjoyed cruises.
George was a very kind, gentle and hardworking Christian man ready to help others. He was universally loved and admired by his family and friends. Survivors include his devoted wife, Eleanor; his five children Vicki (Gene), Pam, Cindy (Bill), Terri (Bob) and Troy (Lisa); nine grandchildren Brianna, Joshua, Alysse, Kaitlin, Eric, Jeremy, Carter, Caleb and Landon; four great grandchildren Isabella, Michael, Mackenzie and Will; sisters Janet and Lorraine, and brothers Joe and Robert; lastly his beloved golden retriever, Maggie.
A live celebration service will be Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 at First Baptist Church followed by a reception in the chapel where George and Eleanor were married.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials be sent in honor of George to the First Baptist Church of Sarasota Benevolence Fund, 1670 Main Street Suite 200 Sarasota, Florida 34236.
Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2013