Kubicek dies at 57 | SummitDaily.com

Kubicek dies at 57

BRECKENRIDGE – Vincent Robert “Kubie” Kubicek of Silverthorne died March 2 at Summit Medical Center in Frisco at the age of 57.

Kubicek was born July 3, 1945, in Greensburg, Penn., to Vincent and Rosemary Kubicek and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1963. He attended the University of Miami, where he earned his degree in education while on a full football scholarship.

He later accepted a job with the Dade County Public Schools, where he worked as a teacher and football coach. Kubicek also was a sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Easter Seals, and Students against Drunk Driving.

“Vince was a man who could be relied upon to finish any job he undertook,” said principal Sal Susi.

After 30 years of coaching, he retired in 1997 and began his second career as a starter and ranger at the Raven Golf Club.

Kubicek married Diane Appleby in 1966 at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg. He loved to spend his time skiing, golfing, hiking and biking. He is survived by his wife, Diane, of Silverthorne; son Scott and his wife, Kara, of Hermiston, Ore.; mother Rosemary; grandchildren Cole and Camryn; brother James; and his dog Jake.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. today at the Rocky Mountain Funeral Home in Breckenridge. Funeral services are slated for noon Friday, March 7, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Society, c/o Rocky Mountain Funeral Home, P.O. Box 5170, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

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