Friends Remember Upper St. Clair Lions Club President

Ed Kubancek, 74, died on Sunday, March 18.

Edward John Kubancek of Upper St. Clair died of cancer on Sunday, March 18. He was 74.

Just two weeks ago he led the meeting as president.

"It (his death) was very unexpected because we was fine at our last meeting," said David Weintraub.

Kubancek got Weintraub involved with the Lions Club.

"I will remember him (Kubancek) as someone with a dry sense of humor, very forthright and a very caring person," Weintraub said. "He basically was a goodwill ambassador. He was leading us (the Lions Club) in the right direction."

"I'm still in shock. I saw him two weeks ago," said Sherry Tishey, a good friend of Kubancek.

Tishey met Kubancek and his wife of 49 years, Joan, at the South Park dog park. Tishey said the Kubanceks would bring their dog, Katie, to nursing homes.

"Katie was his buddy," Tishey said.

Tishey and Kubancek also shared a love for politics.

"He loved his country. He was very patriotic," she said. "And he definitely was a family man."

In addition to his wife, Kubancek is survived by his daughter, Stephanie; his son-in-law, Shawn Canon; sister, Margaret Isaacs, and her husband, Alfred, of Mt. Lebanon; and a grandson, Reese Canon.

"He just loved his grandson," Tishey said.

Along with the countless volunteer hours he put in with the Lions Club, Kubancek was also a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Washington, PA.

Kubancek's profession was advertising photographer. His work is archived at the Heinz History Center.

He was also an avid fisherman.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Laughlin Memorial Chapel, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Upper St. Clair Lions Club or Habitat for Humanity, Washington, PA.

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