Ruth Kubick, age 84, died March 13, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Milbank. Burial will take place in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida, at a later date.
Ruth Evelyn Kubick was born on December 26, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York, to George H. and Alma Evelyn (Anderson) Townsend. She was baptized on April 21, 1946, at the Calvary Baptist Church in New York City, New York. On November 27, 1954, Ruth was united in marriage with Robert Richard Kubick at First Reformed Church of the Palisades in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Ruth was a very successful business woman, forging her way in a then male dominated work world. From 1951 – 1958, Ruth was the supervisor of the typing department of the Esso Export Corporation in New York City. From 1958 – 1962, she was the general manager for Foreign Car Accessories, Inc., in Cold Springs, New York. Employed with Exxon Chemical Oil Company from 1966 – 1972, Ruth also completed a degree in Business Management from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey on June 4, 1969. From 1972 – 1976 Ruth was the office manager with her husband for Robert R. Kubick and Associate, Inc. in Warren, New Jersey. In 1977, Ruth and Robert entered semi-retirement. The coming years found them traveling, but also occasionally settling down to manage several mobile home parks and apartment buildings around the country. The last management position took them to Miami, Florida. In 1994, they fully retired and built a new home in Milton, Florida. Robert died in 1996. In July of 2014, Ruth moved to Milbank, South Dakota to be closer to friends Karen Madison and Beth Whitlow.
Ruth enjoyed gardening, bird watching, cats, music (especially Frank Sinatra), and traveling. She was a member of the Wildlife Federation. A proud American who loved her country, Ruth supported all military personnel past, present, and future. An independent, strong-willed, fun-loving woman, Ruth will be missed by those who called her friend.