Michael Kuboviak

Michael L. Kuboviak, 92, of College Station, passed away Tuesday August 30, 2016. A native of Little Falls, New York, he was born December 24, 1923. Michael graduated from Little Falls High School, Class of 1941.

He enrolled at Syracuse University until his ROTC unit was activated in 1943, then deployed by the American Medical Corps to the 198th Station Hospital in Dacca, India, serving the China, Burma and India theatre of operations during World War II.

Post war, Michael graduated from Syracuse University in 1947, becoming a graduate assistant in Microbiology & Food Science until accepting a position with the Beechnut Corporation in upstate New York in the baby food research and development laboratory.

Following a ten-year period of increasing assignments, as supervisor of the Food Laboratory, Mike resigned to join Gulf Southern Corporation of Tampa, Florida as Vice President of Operations. Subsequently, a merger with United Foods Inc. brought him to Houston, TX and Bells, TN where he completed his career as Executive Vice President of Operations.

Following his retirement, he became a consultant to various food companies after relocating to the Bryan/College Station area to be closer to family. This left time for him and his wife Jeanne to enjoy their fifth wheel trailer, visiting fiends throughout the country. Along with grandsons they were able to enjoy not only their companionship, but also include them on visits to historical points of interest. They also experienced many overnight camping outings to local area lakes.

Mike was a professional member, emeritus, of the Institute of Food Technologists, The American Society of Microbiologists, American Chemical Society, as well as a past member of Rotary International in Tampa, Florida. In 1995, he was honored by the National Institute of Food Technologists and the local chapter at Texas A&M University in College Station for his service of over 50 years to the food industry.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Jeanne Conklin Kuboviak, R.N. and is survived by his son James M. Kuboviak and wife Rhonda, and three grandsons Chad, Clayton, and Craig Kuboviak, all of Bryan/College Station.

There will be no local service, with interment in the family plot at the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Little Falls, NY at a later date.

For more information contact 

Callawy-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers

3001 S College Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
United States (US)
Phone: (979) 822-3717
Email: cjones@callawayjones.com

Condolences

  1. As I drove by the school this morning, I thought of Mr. Mike. Without knowing of his passing, I thought I’d better call him before he got worried and called to inquire about my mother. He was always a sweetie being concerned about the well-being of others. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Mike. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Remembering his wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May he rest in peace!
    The David and Ruth Nelson family.

  2. Jim,
    My condolences to you and Rhonda in your loss. Your dad was always so kind and pleasant to talk to and work with. He will be missed by many

  3. I miss my Uncle Mike! Our weekly phone calls always started with the Texas hot weather (and why anyone would really want to live there!?). The next topics were “how is the family?”; politics…..luckily we agreed on our choices. Then the conversations always took a nasty turn to football. I could not make him understand that the New England and Tom Brady were a history in the making football dynasty….unlike anything any team in Texas had ever seem!

  4. Our recollections of Mishko Kuboviak

    From his family in Myjava, Slovakia EU

    We visited America in 2013. We had a great time. It was even more special because of our meeting with Mishko Kuboviak. We met him at the end of our three-week holidays. My husband Martin had found a relative of his on the internet and it was his dream to meet up with Michael Kuboviak who was 89 years of age back then. We called him Mishko, a non-formal Slovak form of his name.

    Our meeting was lovely and heartfelt. All the family received us openly and friendly. We spent couple of days together during which we talked with Mishko about his family, his parents, their arrival to America, his life and his marriage. Mishko also talked about his cousin John Kubovciak and his friend Mary Talaba.

    Mishko spoke Slovak with Myjava accent which he had learned and remembered well from his parents. They were beautiful and cherished moments for us. Martin and Rhonda as well as grandson Clay took some photos and recorded Mishko talking.

    Mishko was a wonderful man with a beautiful soul and a big heart. These words should telleverything which we unfortunately won’t be able to tell him anymore. He had a great disposition, litup eyes and a great zest for life. He had a lovely voice and a happy laughter.

    We treasure a lot of lovely moments: how he was waiting for us in the morning in his rocking chair or how he was preparing refreshments for us in his house because he also wanted to do welcome us himself. We were well looked after at Jim and Rhonda’s but he wanted to welcome us as well.

    He loved his family: his son Jim and his daughter-in- law Rhonda which he adored for everything she did for him. He loved his grandchildren and he was happy among his family.

    I’m grateful that we had an opportunity to meet up at least once, get to know each other a bit and forge a bond that stayed with us forever more. Every time when we talked on the phone he greeted us with his usual happy voice. He spoke a mixed Slovak and English and he always wanted to know about our news. We enjoyed our chats and so did he. Mishko always kept Rhonda up to date and she was in touch with us. And so that we would better understand she also wrote in Slovak. Thank you Rhonda for your time and dedication.

    With this letter we would like to say good-bye to Mishko Kuboviak. Our sincere condolences to the family; our hearts are with ye. We hope you found strength in these sad and troublesome times. We would like to say thanks to Rhonda and Jim for everything they’ve done for us and also thank you Rhonda and Chad for coming to our wedding in Slovakia. It means a lot to us.

    Mishko said it more than once that if hed been couple of years younger he would’ve attended the wedding himself. He longed to see Myjava, the hometown of his beloved parents.

    We miss Mishko and we will always miss him. We’re grateful that we got to meet him and we cherish the beautiful memories we made.

    Mishko, we know you’re watching over us and we hope that the spark in your eyes delights all of the heaven now and that your laughter rings throughout the vastness of paradise to where you’ve gone.

    With much love and thanks in our hearts

    Martin Kubovciak and the family from Myjava;
    Jana Kubovciakova Konikova with parents
    01.10.2016 Myjava, Slovakia (Altenrhein, Switzerland)

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