Steve C. Kubash

Steve C. Kubash, 88, of Stevensville, passed away with his family at his side, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Pine Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Stevensville.

Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Deacon Mike Gallagher officiating. Private family burial will follow at Lincoln Township Cemetery, Stevensville.  Friends may visit beginning at 9:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial Donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph or Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mesa, Arizona.  Those wishing to sign Steve’s Memory Book online may do so at

Steve was born March 10, 1926 in Chicago to Stefan & Anna (Zahorak) Kubash.  He graduated high school in Chicago and soon after moved to the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Area when he gained employment with Whirlpool Corp. in 1948.  Steve retired in 1984 as Service Manager for Consumer Affairs.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph & Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mesa, a life member of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Elks Lodge #541.  Steve was a very kind-hearted man, always willing to help & never complain.  He enjoyed retirement golfing, traveling & wintering in Mesa with his first wife-Gertrude Cockrell Kubash, until her passing in 1994.  On December 9, 2000, he married Joyce Bennet in Mesa, Arizona, and they enjoyed the time shared together between Stevensville, Mesa & Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Steve is survived by his wife Joyce Bennet-Kubash; his son-Michael (Pat) Cockrell of Stevensville; three grandchildren-Lisa Anne (Mark) Slade of St. Joseph, Michael (Katy) Cockrell of Kalamazoo, Steven (Heather) Edwards of Brechin, Scotland; six great-grandchildren-Ashley, Ryan, Courtney, Lucy, Georgia & Nathaniel; his brother Ed Kubash & his sister Eleanor (Ray) Frye, both of Stevensville.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Gertrude Cockrell Kubash in 1994.