Virginia Podbielska Kubel, 101, of Beaver Falls, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at her residence.
Born September 3, 1914, in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Anthony S. and Stella (Bavolska) Podbielski. Virginia was a member of St. Monica’s-Chippewa.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Kubel (1991); a daughter, Patricia Ziel, and six brothers, Edward, John, Merle, Zygmund, Ted and Stanley Podbielski.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Howard) Dewhirst of Chippewa Twp.; her son, Edward J. (Grace) Kubel, Jr. of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, Vince Podbielski of Big Beaver and Leonard Podbielski of Beaver Falls; two sisters, Jenny Zarella of New Castle and Sister Elma Podbielska of Brighton, MI; five grandchildren, Kim Chirico, Linda Hoover, Mark Dewhirst, Michael Kubel and Darren Kubel; six great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Christopher, Matthew, Gabrial, Breanna and Nathan; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp., www.gabauerluttonfuneralhome.com where prayers will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Monica’s-Chippewa. Father Kim Schreck will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Heritage Hospice for all of their loving care and attentiveness during this difficult time.