Hamilton – Chuck Roubik completed a life filled with honor, love, kindness, and principle on August 15, 2014. He was born on March 2, 1932 and raised in Wilmette, Illinois. One of four children, he enjoyed his family: his parents, Charles Roubik, Jr. and Frances (Hayes); his sister Catherine (Ray Schuler, Jr.); his sister Barbara (Peter Hasbrook); and his brother David (Charlotte Kinnison).
Chuck attended Regis College in Denver, Colorado, and graduated in 1954. He then spent four years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany, after completing Army Language School. He married Kathie Cummings in 1959. Together, they raised three wonderfully rewarding children, each a source of pride.
He presented the kids with the beauty of the mountains of Colorado, where he and Kathie made their home for over thirty years. He taught his children to ski and hike, all the while instilling a love of nature. He patiently taught them life skills and a love of home life. Chuck traveled widely, and deeply appreciated other cultures. He held positions in the management of people as well as large-scale information systems throughout his career. He served on the Board of the Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center retirement home and worked for low-cost housing while living in Littleton, Colorado. After moving to Hamilton, Montana in 2005, he was honored with a seat on the Board of Bitterrooters for Planning. His greatest interests were to preserve farms and open lands, with an emphasis on conservation through responsible development in order to preserve the Bitterroot River and the delightful way of life enjoyed by residents of the Bitterroot Valley.
His son Joe died at the young age of 28 and we rejoice that he and Chuck are now reunited. His daughter Janet wisely married Bill Kinneberg and they live in Sandy, Utah. They have two sons, Joe and David, and the way they are being raised was a source of joy and satisfaction to him. His son Andy brought dear Sarah (Asker) into the family, and they settled in Corvallis, MT, over twenty years ago. It was they who introduced Chuck and Kathie to the wonders of the Bitterroot Valley. Chuck loved and cherished the couple, and vicariously enjoyed their adventures. Bill and Sarah, the two in-laws, completed Chuck’s family and were the answer to the prayers he had had for his children and their lives.
Nieces, nephews, and friends made his life complete and satisfying.
Chuck was a parishioner of St. Francis Catholic Church, and that community of extended family was a source of strength and love for him. Chuck’s life will be celebrated with a Funeral Mass at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hamilton at 11 am on Thursday, August 21st, 2014. There will be a reception following the services in the Pastoral Life Center next to the church. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.