CHAMPION - Stephen M. Kubovick, 68, of Champion, died at 4:05 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, at his home following a short illness.
He was born Dec. 13, 1941, in Youngstown, the son of the late Stephen and Anna Hreen Kubovick.
Stephen was raised in Hubbard and lived in Champion since 1970. He was a 1959 graduate of Ursuline High School and served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps just prior to the start of the Vietnam War.
He worked for Copperweld-CSC Steel for 40 years as a recorder in the 35-inch mill, until the plant's closing. He retired in 2004 after working for Harmon Motors in Cortland for several years.
Stephen was a member of St. Williams Church in Champion. He was a member of the USWA and a member of the 55-56-57 Chevrolet Classic Car Club. He had owned several classic Chevrolets and Corvettes.
He enjoyed league golfing and bowling and had been a member of the Copperweld golfing and bowling teams. Stephen enjoyed golfing on the Riverview Golf Course league and the Wednesday Retirees league. He followed the PGA tour and was an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians fan.
Steve enjoyed ocean cruises and spending time at their cottage on Lake Erie. He loved spending time with his wife, children and grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine E. ''Kitty'' Bukovi Kubovick, whom he married July 2, 1966; one daughter, Theresa L. (Roger) Humenik of Warren Township; one grandson, Mario; two brothers-in-law, Dominic Bevilacqua of Warren and Augie (Deb) Bukovi of Struthers; and two sisters-in-law, MaryAnn Bukovi of Riverside, Calif., and Dorothy Bukovi of Canfield. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
One son, Stephen M. Kubovick Jr. preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 2006; one sister, Anna Marie Bevilacqua, preceded in death in 2007; and a brother-in-law, Eugene Bukovi, preceded in death in 2009. An infant daughter, Denise, also preceded him in death.
Arrangements are being handled by Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel in Warren, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and also for one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at St. William Catholic Church in Champion at 11 a.m. Friday.
Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery, where military honors will take place.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown 44512-2198. Friends and family may send condolences and view the obituary at www.robertsclarkchapel.com