Michael L. Kuboviak, 92, of College Station, passed away Tuesday August 30, 2016. A native of Little Falls, New York, he was born December 24, 1923. Michael graduated from Little Falls High School, Class of 1941.
He enrolled at Syracuse University until his ROTC unit was activated in 1943, then deployed by the American Medical Corps to the 198th Station Hospital in Dacca, India, serving the China, Burma and India theatre of operations during World War II.
Post war, Michael graduated from Syracuse University in 1947, becoming a graduate assistant in Microbiology & Food Science until accepting a position with the Beechnut Corporation in upstate New York in the baby food research and development laboratory.
Following a ten-year period of increasing assignments, as supervisor of the Food Laboratory, Mike resigned to join Gulf Southern Corporation of Tampa, Florida as Vice President of Operations. Subsequently, a merger with United Foods Inc. brought him to Houston, TX and Bells, TN where he completed his career as Executive Vice President of Operations.
Following his retirement, he became a consultant to various food companies after relocating to the Bryan/College Station area to be closer to family. This left time for him and his wife Jeanne to enjoy their fifth wheel trailer, visiting fiends throughout the country. Along with grandsons they were able to enjoy not only their companionship, but also include them on visits to historical points of interest. They also experienced many overnight camping outings to local area lakes.
Mike was a professional member, emeritus, of the Institute of Food Technologists, The American Society of Microbiologists, American Chemical Society, as well as a past member of Rotary International in Tampa, Florida. In 1995, he was honored by the National Institute of Food Technologists and the local chapter at Texas A&M University in College Station for his service of over 50 years to the food industry.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Jeanne Conklin Kuboviak, R.N. and is survived by his son James M. Kuboviak and wife Rhonda, and three grandsons Chad, Clayton, and Craig Kuboviak, all of Bryan/College Station.
There will be no local service, with interment in the family plot at the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Little Falls, NY at a later date.
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