Marcy Kubat, 92

Painter, writer, public speaker

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Marcy Kubat, 92, recently of Naperville and formerly a longtime resident of the Oak Park/River Forest area, died on Sept. 13, 2019 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Naperville. Born on July 19, 1927 in Chicago, she earned her B.A. degree from Loyola University and worked as an executive assistant in the dental school at the University of Illinois. 

After retiring, Marcy pursued her literary and artistic passions and was an avid oil painter, prolific writer, public speaker, and dedicated member of the Phi Sigma Society. Marcy and her late partner, Lee Brooke, published many books together, most on subjects relating to Oak Park/River Forest — its history, buildings and people. Music was also a passion, and she sang tenor in several choral performances and enjoyed opera, classical, and religious music. Along with her legacy of paintings, books, and performances, her big personality and vibrant hair color will be remembered by those she called friends. 

Marcy Kubat is survived by her brother-in- law, Lou Romeo; her sister-in-law, Joyce Kubat; and her nephews, Michael and Patrick Fitzgibbons. She was preceded in death by her longtime partner, Wilfred "Lee" Brooke; and her siblings, Eugene Kubat, Mary Kay Romeo and Delphine (the late Joseph) Fitzgibbons. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m., at Naperville's St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Road, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

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