Joseph F Kubasik Sr., 82, of 481 Rouse Hill Rd.,Clymer, New York passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at VA Medical Center Erie, Pennsylvania. He was born on December 19, 1928 in Erie, Pennsylvania son of the late Joseph and Bertha Saharski Kubasik.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who adored his family more than anything. Along with his family, Joe loved polka music and played bass for both polka and country bands for over fifty years.

His beautiful wife of fifty-six years stood by him through his time in the Air Force, and attended all of the shows he put on with his band, raising their family and enjoying time with their grandchildren. In his twelve years in the Air Force, Joseph was stationed in Alaska and Long Island as a weatherman. While stationed in Long Island, he had a chance to play with many big name musicians, including Louis Armstrong.

Even in his older years, he continued to attend polka dances every Sunday morning. The amount of love, happiness, and tenderness his family felt for him is indescribable. Not a day will go by that we won’t think about him, picture his smile, and remember his laugh.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Dolores Kubasik, of Clymer, N.Y. whom he married August 27, 1955, and they were for 56 years. Children; Joseph F. Kubasik Jr., Clymer, N.Y.; Mark G. (Sarah) Kubasik, Corry, Pa.; Patrick C. (Wendy Chapman) Kubasik, Ellery, N.Y.; Kimberly Himelen, Findley Lake, N.Y.; Kristofer M. (Karen) Kubasik, North East, Pa., six granddaughters & one grandson, six great-grandchildren, one sister, Elizabeth (Leonard) Weise, Erie, Pa. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by six sisters and one brother.

Arrangements were handled by Spitzer Funeral Home, Clymer on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

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