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Obituary: Klaus Kubierschky, Former Town Moderator, Selectman

Klaus Kubierschky. Photo credit: Croswell Funeral Home
Klaus Kubierschky. Photo credit: Croswell Funeral Home

Obituary from Croswell Funeral Home

Klaus Kubierschky, 80, of North Reading and formerly of Brookline, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Meadow View Care and Rehabilitation in North Reading, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Munich, Germany on May 3,1933. He was the son of the late Hans and Erdmute (Ach) Kubierschsky. He attended schools in Rome, Italy from 1939-1949, German School in Merano, Italy from 1949-1951, and was a graduate of  White Plains High School in NY, Class of 1952 and a graduate of M.I.T., Class of 1956. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.

Klaus worked many years as an electrical engineer. He worked for Transitron in Wakefield from 1959-1961, Block Associates in Cambridge from 1961-1969, American Science and Engineering in Cambridge from 1969 -1984 and was self employed (Kay Kube) from 1984-1991 to his retirement with Hologic in Waltham.

Klaus was active for 40 years in public service in North Reading, he was a member of the Board of Selectman and served as Town Moderator for more than 20 years. He was honored as “Man of the Year” with the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce. He was always interested in international and local affairs.

He was member and volunteer of MIT Club of Boston, Moderator’s Association, Democratic Town Committee, Burbank YMCA in Reading and MIT Alumnus Activities. He has been a resident of North Reading for the past 48 years. He was a U.S. Citizen since 1957, he was multilingual, an avid swimmer and cyclist, he loved maps and geography and doing crossword puzzles.

Family members include his loving wife of 55 years, Brigitte L. (Guggenthaler) Kubierschky; his son, Ted Kubierschky of Arlington; daughters, Ruth Kubierschky of North Reading and Inez Kubierschky of Bradford; his brother, Michael Aradi of Groveland and sister, JulianaAradi of West Newbury; also survived by five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral service will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading on Friday, Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m.  Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Burbank YMCA of Greater Boston, 36 Arthur B. Lord Dr., Reading, MA 01867 or to  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 600 Memorial Dr., W98-2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139-4822, c/o Class of 1956 Scholarship Fund (3384600).     

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