LISTENING – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski listens in the audience as she's introduced during Wednesday's Sitka Chamber of Commerce meeting at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Murkowski and members of her staff spent the day in Sitka visiting with constituents. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Former Sitkan George Kubik Dies in Oregon

George Kubik

George Alan Kubik, 74, died at his Long Beach, Washington, residence on January 24, 2020, with his family at his side.
He was born Oct. 12, 1945, in Astoria, Oregon, the son of Donald and Marjorie (Wooden) Kubik. He grew up in Astoria, and after graduating from Astoria High School in 1963 he began working in the woods for Crown Zellerbach.
 In 1965 he married Janice Haynes, and later moved to Southeast Alaska. He continued working in the woods while living on False Island. As his children grew, educational requirements necessitated a moved to mainland Alaska, and in Sitka he began his career in construction. Following retirement in 2003 he moved to the Peninsula. In 2005 he married Rosalie Tibbs.
George was a member of Long Beach Elks Lodge 1937, and the Moose and Eagles lodges in Ocean Park. He enjoyed collecting antique cars, fishing, and having many friendships.
 Besides his wife Rosalie of the family home, George is survived by sister Sharon Kubik of Astoria; children Mike (Michelle) Kubik of Mesa, Arizona, Kenneth Kubik of Sitka, Donald Kubik of Sitka, and Christopher Proffer of Kauai, Hawaii.
Also surviving are his grandchildren Kelsi, Devin, Jade, and Alan; and many nieces and nephews.
George was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dale, and wife Janice.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, February 22, at Long Beach Elks Lodge with a potluck following. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Sitka.
The family requests memorials to the Long Beach Elks Back Pack 4 Kids fund. His guestbook is available at

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