obit: Donald Clinton Kubricht, DDS - mom Tobola
Donald Clinton Kubricht, DDS
Donald “Doc” Clinton Kubricht, DDS, 72, of Navasota, passed away Wednesday morning, January 4, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Those wishing to pay their respect may do so Friday, January 6, 2012, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday at Christ Our Light Catholic Church (www.christourlight.com), 9677 Hwy 6 in Navasota. A vigil service will be held at 7:00 pm followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 am Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Christ Our Light Catholic Church with Rev. Rodolfo “JoJo” Cal-Ortiz at the celebrant. The rite of committal will follow in Fairview Cemetery in White Hall. A reception will follow at the White Hall Community Center.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Hundemer, James Hassell, Gerald Purcell, Al Meschke, David Woehler and John Walla, DVM. Honorary pallbearers will be the Navasota Evening Lions Club, Latham Boone, Warren Kolar, James Evans, Bud Powell and Victor Becker.
Don was born May 10, 1939 in Houston to John J. and Lydia Tobola Kubricht. He graduated from Wallis High School in 1957 and the University of Texas in 1963. It was on June 23, 1963 that he married Elizabeth Ann Vitek and they settled in Navasota where Don began to practice dentistry and later retired after 48 years.
Don had numerous passions---golf, woodworking, golf, fishing, gardening and more golf. He loved the community that supported him and his family and in return he gave so much back in ways that many will never know. But that didn’t matter to Don because he didn’t do it for the recognition; he did it because it was in his heart to do it. A longtime member of the Navasota Evening Lions Club, Don was involved in numerous projects from fund raising to various park projects. He held life time memberships with the Grimes County Fair Association as well as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Don was a charter member of the Navasota Knights of Columbus Council 9367and was a 4th Degree member of the St. Joseph Assembly of the Knights of Columbus of Brenham. An Eagle Scout, Don was a former scout master in Navasota. Don was a member of Christ Our Light Catholic Church and with the help of his good friend, John Walla, built the Tabernacle table in the sanctuary and help in countless ways of the years in the parish. The Grimes County Chamber of Commerce awarded Don with the Citizen of the Year award for all he had done for the community. One area of his life that most do not know about is his work with Freedom Hill in Brenham and Alcoholic Anonymous. He donated extraordinary amounts of time to help those in need of dental work, of course, at no cost to them. AA changed his life forever, and with this group and his strong faith in God, he was able to “carry his cross”.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John M. Kubricht and a grandson, Michael Maston Sangl.
Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Elizabeth “Liz” Kubricht of Navasota; his pride and joy, two beautiful daughters, Meribeth Kubricht Shimshack and husband Mark of Navasota and Pamela Kay Kubricht Sangl and husband Mike of Spring; grandchildren, Kinsey Elizabeth Shimshack Stutts and husband Bill “Bumper”, Kenton Thomas Shimshack , Allison Faith Sangl and Lane Ralston Sangl; sisters-in-laws, Lois Vitek Maxwell and husband Roy of Richwood and Lou Vitek Hodge of Tomball; brother-in-law, Edward Vitek and wife Kathy of Ft. Worth along with numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and a great number of friends.
As Don supported the community in so many ways, the family wishes to continue that support by requesting in lieu of usual remembrances, memorials in Don’s name to: Christ Our Light Catholic Church, (MAILING ADDRESS ONLY) 510 Manley St., Navasota, TX 77868, Freedom Hill, 1306 N. Park, Brenham, TX 77833 or the Navasota Evening Lions Club Scholarship Fund, PO Box 68, Navasota, TX 77868.
Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home