Surrounded by his loving wife, Patricia; his three children; his five grandchildren and his extended family, Laurence J. Kubat passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Columbus. Larry was born in 1938 in Cleveland.
In his youth, Larry sold programs during Browns and Indians games at The Cleveland Stadium. After graduating from Lincoln High School in Cleveland, he carried on a family tradition and joined the United States Navy. He served on the USS Tripoli in 1958 as part of the skeleton crew that sailed the carrier from Pensacola to New Orleans in order for the carrier to be decommissioned. He then served on the USS Intrepid as its quartermaster from 1958 to 1959. After the Navy, Larry worked for Ohio Bell until he retired in 1994.
In 1966, Larry married his beautiful bride, Patricia. They had three wonderful children, Timothy Kubat, Denise Kubat Houston and Stacey Kubat Petz and five beautifully talented grandchildren, Justin, Sydney, Cade, Mackenzie and Madison. They were married for 52 wonderful years. Larry built a treasure trove of memories with his wife and his children. However, his grandchildren always held a special place in his heart. Whether it was baseball, musical performances, track, soccer, competitive cheerleading or dancing, he was their biggest supporter. In 2014, Larry and Patricia took a trip with their grandchildren to NYC to visit the USS Intrepid so he could pass his appreciation of his ship as his legacy onto all of his grandchildren.
Larry was an active member of the Knights of Columbus in Green Valley, Arizona and Powell, Ohio, the Men's Club of St. Joan of Arc, the National Thunderbird Club of Northern Ohio, and the USS Tripoli Association/USS Intrepid Association.
Calling hours were held 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 P.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, Ohio. A Mass will be held Monday, February 5, 2018 at St. Joan of Arc, 10700 Liberty Rd., Powell, Ohio. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com