MIDDLEFIELD - Andrew J. Kubis, 97, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at home, surrounded by his family.
Born in Kearney, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 28, 1919, to Michael and Mary Kubis, they moved to Middlefield when he was 11.
Andrew lived and worked on the family farm until joining the Army. He was a tank unit commander in the armored cavalry.
During World War II, he fought in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and the Ardennes forest.
He was awarded many medals including a bronze star, purple heart and POW medal.
Discharged with a rank of Captain, he returned to the family farm. When he returned home, he met Joan, who he married on Nov. 15, 1948. They shared 55 years of marriage on their farm.
He was a founding member of the Middlefield Fire Department, a former Town Councilman and Board of Review member for many years.
He enjoyed spending his time with his family working on the farm and with his boys on the farm and fishing.
He was predeceased by Joan in 2003; his parents; and brothers, John, Joe, Mike, and Frank.
Survivors include his sister, Vicky Maker; daughter, Susan Young; her children, Jeff and Ashley; sons, Mark (Barb) and his children, Alison (Steve) Gridley, Eric (Jen) Kubis, Phillip and his children, Avalon and Phillip and Steve and Rose; two great-grandchildren; and several relatives.
Military services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7, in the Saratoga National Cemetery.
A celebration of his life with friends and family will be held later.
Published on August 6, 2017