Patricia J. KublerOctober 31, 1924 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 93)
Patricia Jane Kubler
Born in Elmira, New York in 1924. Died on December 30, 2017 in Lyons, New York after a brief illness. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Jane Morrow of Elmira, NY; five daughters and their husbands, Diane Giddings (Robert Hollis), Newark, NY, Christine Bishop (David Bishop), Poughkeepsie, NY, Thomasina DeMaio (Dr. Tom Munyer), San Francisco, CA, MaryJane Kubler (Karl Wirka), Wellesley, MA, and Kathleen Ragan (Dr. Steve Ragan), Geneseo, NY; as well as nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Rebecca Hauck, San Francisco, CA, Shaunessy Giddings, Orlando, FLA, Michael Giddings, Geneva, NY, Theresa Wannamaker, Milton, NY, Mathew Bishop, Rotterdam, NY, Max Wirka, Washington, DC, Connor Ragan, Geneseo, NY, Caroline Ragan, Geneseo, NY, Wallace Kubler, Charleston, SC, and Guinevere Wannamaker, Milton, NY, and Lincoln Bishop, Rotterdam, NY. Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Charlotte Morrow; her husband, Wallace Kubler; her son, Kenneth Kubler; her brother, Peter Morrow; her sister, Florence Schiefen; and her grandson, Richard DeMaio. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT SAINT MARY’S CHURCH 224 FRANKLIN STREET ELMIRA, ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 2018 FROM 12:00PM TO 1:00PM. PATRICIA’S MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL WILL FOLLOW AT 1:00PM. REVEREND SCOTT KUBINSKI CELEBRANT. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW IN SAINT PETER & PAUL’S CEMETERY, ELMIRA. Patricia grew up in Elmira where she attended Elmira Free Academy. She spent much of her adult life raising her family of six children in Syracuse, NY where she was also active in many organizations including Home Bureau; the Sweet Adelines singing group, and a quilting circle. Pat loved athletics as both a participant and a fan. She was an avid swimmer, bowler, and golfer and she loved fishing. She rarely missed a chance to cheer for Syracuse University football and basketball, the Buffalo Bills and the NY Yankees. Pat was an accomplished seamstress who worked at New York State Developmental Center in the sewing room, and at that same organization, she trained disabled clients in a prevocational workshop. After her retirement, she launched her own business making custom draperies and curtains. She was rarely without a handwork project. Pat volunteered in her community throughout her adult life and well into her eighties, from teaching swimming to children with disabilities to volunteering at the local community hospital in Newark. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Patricia to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Office of Development, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087 or giving.mskcc.org.