Montville - Pedro "Pete" Misa Catubig, 91, of Uncasville passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Mystic Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by family.|
Born on Aug. 1, 1920 in Malitbog, Leyte, Philippines, he was the son of Arcadio and Maxima (Misa) Catubig.
He volunteered in the Philippine Army under General McArthur, World War II and in May 1939, joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 19 during the Japanese invasion. Pedro honorably retired at the rank of petty officer 1st class after 27 years. He was extremely proud of his military service. He attended the Nuclear Submarine Training School as a medical technologist and served at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He had schooling and military training in Europe and The United States, finally ending at the Groton Submarine Base.
He honorably served on the USS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599), USS Sturgeon (SSN-637), USS Argonaut (SS-475) and the USS Nautilus (SSN-571). He earned the following citations and medals: World War II Victory medal, Naval Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Medal (Bronze Star), five Good Conduct Medals, European Clasp, as well as many certificates from various schooling.
Due to his young age at retirement, he felt he had more service to give and obtained a position with the civil service at U.S. Naval Submarine Base Groton, for 25 years until his final retirement. He was a life member of the prestigious Holland Club, Sub-Vets.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Elena Fabros Catubig, eight children, Jose "Joy" and Bebe Catubig of East Hampton, Ren and Doding Catubig of Glastonbury, Lisa and Charles Sizer of Groton, Daido and Jayne Catubig of Titusville, Fla., Cora and David Stewart of Waterford, Carmelo and Chat Cabarroguis of the Philippines, Roland Catubig, currently stationed in Europe and Elizabeth Sanchez of Columbus, Ohio; 20 grandchildren, Donald, Michelle, Erica, Jay, Alex, Mark, Jeff Catubig, Michelle Weise, Chris and Jennifer Sizer, Jennifer and Brandon Catubig, Elana and Melody Cabarroguis, Katelyn Catubig and Bethany, Pamela, Justine, Kimberly and Carmen Sanchez; and six great-grandchildren, Melina, Larsen, Natalia, Garisen, Courtney and Makaila.
Pedro's family would like to extend a special THANK YOU to the nursing staff at Mystic Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, and The William W. Backus Hospital A-3 for their superior service and kindness shown to our Dad.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 22 Maple Ave., Uncasville. Burial with presentation of military honors will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Woyasz & Son Funeral Home, 11 Jerome Rd, Uncasville.
Published in The Day on June 3, 2011