OBITUARY

Mr. John Hubich

January 19, 1927March 24, 2019
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Funeral service for John Hubich, 92, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Chapin United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mr. Hubich passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019. Born January 19, 1927, in Manor, PA, he was the only son of the late Samuel and Eva Hubich. He was the husband of 69 years to Verna Haines Hubich. Mr. Hubich proudly served in the US Naval Air Force during WWII in Pensacola, FL and Philadelphia, PA. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge as well as the American Legion. John began his career with Westinghouse in Pittsburgh before relocating to Columbia to open the nuclear fuel division plant. He was the last surviving original plant staff member from 1968. During his career, he received numerous recognitions including the 1985 President’s Quality Achievement Award and Westinghouse Special Humanitarian Award of 1990. John was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and a together with his wife, they were Half Scholarship Donors and Life Members of the Gamecock Club. He was most passionate about Carolina Football and following his retirement, he and Verna traveled to support the Gamecocks nationwide. They were also the 1998-1999 Lexington County Gamecock Club Fans of the year. An avid and successful gardener, John loved sharing his harvest with his friends and neighbors. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, boating, and spending time on the lake. His most cherished treasures were his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife Verna, he is survived his son, John S. Hubich (Judy); daughter, Kerri Hubich MacIntyre (Keith); grandchildren, Mark Sparrow (Angie), Jennifer Sparrow Byrnes (Jim), Mandy Hubich, Lindsey MacIntyre Lamb (Zack) Lauren MacIntyre Kassen (A.J.) and Lisa MacIntyre. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Chase and Mason Byrnes, Cora and Hoyt Sparrow and Lilah Lamb. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce E. Hubich. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Epworth’s Children’s Home, PO Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250 or Chapin UMC, Missionary Fund, 415 Lexington Avenue, Chapin, SC 29036. Please share memories at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • A.J. Kassen, Active Pallbearer
  • Zack Lamb, Active Pallbearer
  • Zack Walker, Active Pallbearer
  • Jim Byrnes, Active Pallbearer
  • Mark Sparrow, Active Pallbearer
  • Aaron Smith, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Epworth's Children's Home
  • Chapin United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 27, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mr. John Hubich

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Keith Frick

March 31, 2019

Dear Hubich family,
Lisa and I are so very saddened to hear of Mr. John's passing. I always looked forward to him seeing me out in the yard and stopping by to share arm chair quarterback thoughts about our gamecocks.... I also looked forward to his cantaloupes that he grew in his garden. I did not know he had passed or I would have attended his service. Please share our condolences as well as warm thoughts with Ms. Verna and all of his family. He will be missed!

Keith & Lisa Frick

Jeanne Eaton

March 25, 2019

Kerri, Johnny and Verna - you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. As one of Kerri’s few room mates I had the pleasure of spending time with the family. Pappa John/Farmer John was such an inviting and loving man that he was a true example of how God wanted us to treat each other. He was proud of his heritage and always shared his knowledge, food and love. I was invited to a 7-course holiday Ukrainian meal at the Hubichs that went to the traditional detail of placing a piece of garlic on a plate at each lndividual’s place at the table. Before Pappa John could explain its meaning, I popped the morsel in my mouth and began chewing on that “almond”. Imagine my surprise when I realized it was a clove of garlic in my mouth! If only I would have waited! What a memorable time that was. Miss you Pappa John and I know you are in heaven dancing with Joyce as we celebrate your life. ❤️❤️❤️

Ray & Karen Snow

March 25, 2019

Dear John & Judy, Verna & Family,
We were fortunate to visit with Pappy not long ago and that will always be our memory of him. He is such a fine, selfless man with the kindness and caring of a true gentle man. This true substance will always be and will linger in our hearts forever. All our love to you all, Ray @ Karen Snow

Jeffrey Miller

March 25, 2019

Dear John, Judy and Kerri.

Dave and I share our deepest condolences at the passing of Johnny. I have so many wonderful memories of picnics, reunions, holiday visits all with lots of laughter and great times. May you be comforted by the knowledge that his was a life shared with so many people in joy and love.
Blessings to you through the days of grief,
Jeff Miller and David McDougal

Kris Mathes

March 25, 2019

John and a Judy, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I know how much you both loved him, and he will be missed terribly. My family is praying for you all.
Love,
Kris, Alan, Carson, and Chloe Mathes

Jonnette and Donald Thier

March 25, 2019

So very sorry to hear this. I worked for him many years and affectiontely called him: "Daddy John" due to his guidance during my 20's. He looked out for all us young ones at Westinghouse.
A true gentleman of honor! He still kept in touch with many of us and will be missed.

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