February 11, 1922 - February 12, 2013
Edmund Anthony Kubliski, 91 of Garland passed away on February 12, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family, one day after his 91st birthday. He was born on February 11, 1922 in Newport, New Hampshire to the late Alphonse N. and Mary Zakiewicz Kubliski. Edmund had worked at Citizens National Bank in Newport and then enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1942, later joining the U.S. Army. He attended the University of Minnesota and was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in electrical engineering in 1949. During a long engineering career, Mr. Kubliski was employed by Radio Engineering Laboratories in Long Island, NY, and then by International Telegraph and Telephone in Clifton, NJ. In 1979 he started work as a test engineer at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, an Army Research and DevelopmentCenter, retiring in 1996.
In the summer of 1971, Edmund met Judy Altevogt on the beach in East Hampton, New York and they married on December 11, 1971. Their daughter, Karen, was born in February 1973.
Edmund loved ice skating, skiing, golfing, and sailing. He was a ham radio operator and a member of the Morris Radio Club in New Jersey. His call letters, KC2FSK, will be retired. He was a member and picnic chairman of the Mountain Lakes Sailing Association and enjoyed Sunfish regattas on MountainLake and competitions on other lakes, including LakeOntario. Early on, he won the “Old Salt” award. He was an avid wood collector for his wood stove in Mountain Lakes, NJ, keeping his family warm during power outages. He was a life-long Mason, belonging to Francis Lewis Lodge No. 273, in Whitestone, NY. He was a member of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Usher’s Association and the Ocean Grove Fishing Club, where he and Judy had a shore house. With his wife, Judy, he enjoyed gardening and entertaining. After moving to Texas in 2011, he and Judy became members of the Community Unitarian Universalist Church in Plano.
Ed was a wonderful husband and father, always patient, gentle, and loving. He saw the best in everyone. His engineering expertise helped Judy with all life’s questions and problems. He had a steel trap memory, near photographic, remembering everyone’s name and stories. He was proud to have reached his 91st birthday. His wife will remember him as, “My brilliant, loving, gentle husband, who was a king among husbands. “
He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Judy Kubliski of Garland; loving daughter, Karen Kubliski and husband, John Van Domelen of Garland and precious granddaughter, Alicia Kubliski. He also leaves nieces, Kimberly Michael, Carolee Petterson, Jobette Edwards, goddaughter Deirdre Zolan, nephew Edward Durka, stepdaughter, Deborah Langdon, and many grandnieces and nephews. A WWII veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, Edmund will be laid to rest at 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 8, 2013 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
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