Nanette M Kubera

Nanette M Kubera

February 23, 1951 ‐ February 19, 2021
Nanette M Kubera
Birthplace: Lakewood,Ohio Resided In: Westlake,Ohio

Nanette "Nan" Maydene Kubera (Janz), 69, passed away February 19, 2021. Born February 23, 1951, Nan grew up in Westlake and was a graduate of Westlake HIgh School in 1969. Nan was exceptionally gifted and thoughtful, always the pleaser. The most kind and polite person you ever met. She was the life of the party and no stranger to dancing. She enjoyed a lifetime of boating, travel, and playing games with family and friends. In 1977, Nan joined Ver-A-Fast where she worked for 37 years, mostly in Sales. She retired in 2014. She was also an active member of the American Legion Post 211 for 26 years and served as their beloved Chaplain for many years. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Arlene Janz, and brother Jim Janz. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 49 years, Roger A. Kubera; children Jason A. Kubera, his wife Alissa, and granddaughter Alexis; Joseph E. Kubera, his wife Catherine, and granddaughters Sophia and Isabella.  A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date. The family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful help and care given by Hospice of Western Reserve.
In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Nanette Kubera may be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).


Guest Comments

Mary Lou Gray Gaul
N Ridgeville OH

I am so sorry to hear about Nan’s passing. She was one of the kindest sweetest people I knew. My Mom and Dad had so much fun with you guys. Going out on the town while I babysat for Jason and Joe! I will always remember her with a smile on her face and laughter in her heart! Thoughts and prayers to her family.

Dan Murray
Olmsted Falls Ohio

Thank you and Fair well to a kind and pleasant person. Happy Trails Nan

Beth Anne Sharkey
Avon Lake, OH

Dear Roger,
I’m so sorry to hear the sad news about Nan. She was always so much fun to be around. I love how she and Mallie would celebrate their joint birthdays by combining their two ages together ! I understand what you’re going through because I’m still going through it.

Lisa Held Milam
Brook Park Ohio

Oh my gosh, I was just wondering about one of my friends from “back in the day” and I came across this. Roger, I don’t know if you remember me from the Preston’s days, but I am so sad about Nan.

M. Michelle Dwyer
Medina, OH

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Ms. Nan Kubera. I had the opportunity of working with her in the 90s and found her to be an exemplary supervisor and also a wonderful person. She was too young to leave us yet! I’m sorry for her loss and wish to express my condolences to her entire family and all of her friends.

james mcentire
Avon Lake

Prayers to her family.

Carol Evans
Westlake, Oh

My condolences on your loss to your family. Nan was the glue, the impetus, and the center of all the gatherings I can remember having. To bonfires and cookouts, soccer games, and just regular get togethers we always had fun! Take her love of life, hold it dear and run with it.
Carol

Joe and Astrid Federkiel
Westlake Oh

Dear Roger,
We were so sorry to hear of Nan's passing. It was such a pleasure to work with her on the reunions; always such a bright and fun presence. Our prayers with you and your family.

Bonny Bain
Rocky River, Ohio

My deepest sympathies to the entire Kubera family. It was a pleasure working with her, and she will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Laura Kelley McKean
Orange Park, Florida

I knew Nan in high school and she was such a fun and positive person and a friend to everyone! We had a chance to catch up at our last reunion and she talked of her love of her family and all your fun times boating! I am so very sorry for your loss.

Dave swagger
Elyria ohio

Roger an family I’m so sorry for your loss if I can help Roger in anyway call me

The Fosters
Denver, NC

We are so sorry for your loss. Continuing to keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Pat L Swagger
Lorain

Roger, Jason, Joe, Catherine, Alissa , Sophia, Bella and Alexis. My heart is broken and I'm so sorry for your loss and broken hearts. You were all so special to her and she was so proud of you all. Nan was a Special Friend and like a sister to me. I am just so thankful to have known her, her generosity, her smile, and her love for her family. I thanked her for being the amazing woman she was, all our special trips, parties, and dancing till dawn, an amazing woman it was my pleasure to have loved and spent time with. Please accept my sympathy given from my heart.

Craig Chaloupka
Houston

I am saddened and my heart is hurting.
Nan
I met you in Westlake Schools and later over the last 50 years have made many trips to Cleveland for one or another reason. My favorite stop was always to see you and Roger on Bradley. I will miss our evenings on your Porch and never forget the Reunion for WHS that you dragged me, Zuccardi, Bennet, and others from WHS and we woke Roger up and partied all night.
You are beautiful, kind, energetic, and a great Dresser/Poser.
YOU ARE A WOMAN WITH PANACHE.
I will miss our conversations and visits.
God Bless.
AML
Craig

Kristine and Blue McGowan
Dallas, TX

We are deeply saddened over the loss of Nan. Originally introduced to us as Jason’s mom, she quickly became a friend and treated us like family. Blue and I spent many fun-filled nights and vacations with the Kuberas while Nan was always the life of the party. She had an infectious smile, exuberant laughter and a loving heart. Much love to Roger, Jason, Alissa, Joe, Catherine, Sophia, Bella and Alexis. Praying warm thoughts and loving memories ease your pain in time.

Sherry Rogers
North Olmsted, Oh

My thoughts and sympathy go out to the Kubera family. Nan always brought a ray of sunshine to those she touched. She will be missed greatly.

Dave & Annette Soule
Lorain, Ohio

We're so very sorry for your family's loss, Roger. We have many fond memories shared with you & Nan at WYC outings, rafting off each other's boats, and bonfires on F dock and your house. Please know our thoughts and sympathy are with you.

Dan Wentworth
Rocky River, Ohio

Roger, Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Mike Michetti
St. Louis, MO

My deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers are with all of you. Nan was an exceptional woman. Her joy for life was so special - and really influenced everyone she encountered. I have so many wonderful memories of the time I spent with her. Our love is with all of you.

Bonnie Doick
Sheffield Lake

Roger, Jason, joe
I am very saddened to the loss of such a good friend, wife, mother and grandmother. Nan was always full of life generous, kind and loved by everyone. We meet Roger and Nan in 1984 after coming here from England and been friends every since. She will truly be missed by all but we will always treasure the fond memories. Rest In Peace Nan
Love and prayers to Roger and family.

Bonnie Doick
Sheffield Lake

So sorry

John and Julie Traylor
Hilton Head Island, SC

Roger, Joe, Jason and families, We are so saddened at the loss of our wonderful friend. Forever in our hearts—we cherish our many Nan memories. Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to you.

Shari Smith
Cleveland

My heart goes out to you Roger and your family. She was a beautiful lady. Nan and Mallie were the best of friends. Our family sure did love her, she will be deeply missed.

Rich and Holly Nock
Olmsted Falls

What a great loss! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Roger and the whole fami!y! Nan will be missed, she was a wonderful, positive, and crazy fun person. She made fun wherever she was. We are better for knowing her. Much love, Holly and Rich

Joni Schrader
Medina, Ohio

Roger my sincere sympathy to you & your family. Nan was truly a wonderful person. Always positive & ready for everything. I am sure she will be missed very much. Please take care.

Sally Brugh
Rocky River, Ohio

My deepest condolences to you, Roger, Jason, Alissa, Alexis, Joe, Catherine, Sophie and Isabella. Like so many others, some of the best times of my life were spent with Nan. Theme parties, birthday parties, poker parties, Brown's and Super Bowl parties, clam bakes, pig roasts, Put-in-Bay, gambling trips, white water rafting, boating, bowling, backyard bonfires, jello shots, the Flats, Herb's, Preston's, the American Legion, etc., etc. Nan's energy and love of life was so contagious it drew-in everyone around her. It was impossible not to have a good time when you were with her. Her circle of friends was so large that it included literally everyone she knew - and she was a true friend to each and every one of us. She was humble, intelligent, honest, kind and sincere. If you were in need, she was there. If she gave you her word, you could count on it. She was a bright light in every situation. Simply put, Nan was extraordinary. I will forever miss seeing her smile and hearing her laugh. I can't help but feel that our world is a littler darker without Nan in it, but I have no doubt that her indelible spirit continues to shine brightly on the other side.

Piper Belanger
Los Angeles CA

My deepest condolences to Nan’s family and closest friends. I was honored to have worked with Nan for 22 years, where she was always inspiring, optimistic, well respected, and beloved by all who knew her. She touched countless lives with her kindness and generosity of spirit.

Ann Hermann & Family
Westlake Ohio

Nan your bubbly personality blended old and new friends with family whenever you hosted a get together. Memories made and never to be forgotten. So sorry for your loss Roger and to your family. She was a special lady in so many ways.

Mike and Shelly Rutz
Elyria, OH

Mike and I want to let you know that our hearts are broken for you Roger and the family.
Nan was such a beautiful, fun loving person who truly loved life. Everytime we would see her she would have a smile on her face. She will certainly be missed on C-Dock along with everyone's everyday lives.
1 Corinthians 1:3,4..."God of all comfort"
Your all in our prayers

Mike Schrull
Lagrange OH

Please accept our sincere condolences in your loss.

Nancy Polidore Miska
Brunswick, Ohio

I’m so sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person. We spent many days together in high school. Her smile was infectious. Prayers for Roger and his family.

Eric and Makiko Stevenson
Charlotte NC

We only met Mrs. Nanette a few times but she treated us like family and I can remember her and I dancing at a party at Kristine and Blue's house she was the life of the party. I said to Jason wow your mother is so much fun she enjoys life. Maki and I are truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your mother rest in peace. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.

Marlena Scott
Lorain, Ohio

Nan was always a pleasure to be around. So devoted and a hard worker. She was one of the best co-workers I had ever had the pleasure of working with. This news was sad to hear and I hope that she is at peace. God bless.

Amy Albert
Fairview Park

So sorry for you loss. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family. I enjoyed working with her for several years many years ago. She was a such a fun lady.

The McBride Family
Denver, NC

Of the few times we got to hang together, I'll never forget! She was hilarious, had the most energy of any woman her age I'd ever met, and her laugh was absolutely infectious. One thing is for sure, her legacy lives on through those she poured into. I'm so sorry for your loss. Continuing to pray for your entire family.

Dan & Amanda Potts
Pace, FL

Our deepest condolences to the entire Kubera family. Our families have been together for so many years, and I can’t begin to tell you how many fond memories I have of all of us together. Nan was a genuinely kind and caring person that always wanted to make people smile. Her friendship to my parents not only impacted their lives, but us growing up as well. Her name will always be followed with a smile and a fun story and she will be greatly missed.

Sue Roush
Brunswick

Today Tuesday Feb 23rd was Nans birthday. I wish her a happy birthday up in heaven,,hopefully she is having a glass of wine and dancing and staying off the tables. Lol. Love u Nan and we r going to miss u tremendously.

Jeff and Sue Johnston
Marion ohio

We are truly sorry for your loss. We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences.

Michael & Teresa Pollock
Marblehead, Ohio

Roger, our thoughts are with you and your family. We always had so much fun at the Yacht club with Nan. She will always be associated with fun, dancing and happy memories. Nan will always bring a smile to our faces when we think of her. God Bless you and your family!

Matt Limpert
North Olmsted, Ohio

My thoughts and prayers to Roger, Jadon, Alyssa, Joe, Catherine, and all of the grandchildren. Not sure where to begin but Nan was an absolutely beautiful human being. I can’t think of a time where she had anything bad to say about anything or anyone and she always had a way of seeing the brighter side of everything. I will always remember drinking Chambord and dancing into the wee hours of the morning to the jukebox on many a New Years Eve. So many great memories. 1, 2, 3...We love this sh$t!!!

Marla
Westlake, OH

Roger, Jason, Joe, and Families,
So sorry for your extreme loss and so saddened. Nan was such a beautiful woman inside and out. Even though I knew of her better in my earlier days, I absolutely remember so many great times with her and all of you, for that matter!! Many have spoken about her dancing skills. She taught me to dance when I was a very little girl!! I always remember dancing with her at Preston’s Pub!! I also remember all the super fun parties at your house!! Nan was, is, and will always be a very special person in the hearts of all of us!! Her lasting memories will stay strong for all of us!!
Condolences again,
Marla, and Jeff and Rio (Pernice)

Corrina Siciliano
Westlake, OH

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Kubera. Sending a ton of healing thoughts and prayers your way during this difficult time. Thinking of you all!

Debi Murt
Denver, NC

Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family Sorry to hear of your loss of a special lady

Eric Graham
Avon, OH

Thoughts and prayers to Roger and his family. My thoughts are with you all in this time. What a huge loss. Everyone’s life that Nan has touched has lost a little something. She was a truly special woman.

Jim and Dolly Daso
Wellington Ohio

We had such good times with you guys when the kids were little. And Nan always was the life of the party! A beautiful lady, inside and out. She will be missed.

Kim and Paul Taraba
North Ridgeville, OH

Rog, Jason, Joe and family....our hearts are absolutely broken. Everyone who knew Nan had their lives brightened and their smiles widened. She was a partner in crime, a listening ear, a flip flop kinda gal, a devoted wife, loving mother and extremely proud grandmother. Our world was a better place because of Nan and it will never be the same again! Love you all.

Destiny
Tallmadge, OH

Words can’t express the loss anybody is feeling right now. Man, was nothing short of an amazing woman! I will never forget all the amazing times we had together. Roger, my heart goes out to you and your family right now. I’m praying for peace in your heart and mind. Love you guys!

Destiny

Terry and Karen Yancer
Wadsworth OH

I’ve known Nan since Jr High. We became the best of friends all throughout out growing up years and into our adulthood. She was my Maid of Honor and my first child’s Godmother. I was her Matron of Honor and Jason’s Godmother. Nan was the kindest soul on the planet. She would do anything for her family and friends. My heart is broken for her family and for her friends, including me. I will love and cherish her and her memory and the friendship we had forever. Our memories go through our lifetime. I love you my precious precious friend. God take care of her beautiful soul and God be with her family. Karen and Terry Yancer

Pat & Bill Gordon
StrongsvilleOhio,

So Sorry for your Loss. We will miss her dearly. She was such a Wonderful Lady. We can still hear her Laugh from the end of C-Dock , night or day and it brought a Smile to your Heart. She always had an idea or some reason for us to have to have Fun. She was the life of the party and God knows we had plenty of them,Ha! C-Dock will never be the same without her, but we will never forget her. We will be telling stories about her in the years to come. She will be looking down on us and saying look at all those Crazey"s having Fun without me.Ha! Roger,Joe,Jason and Family We are all thinking and praying for all of you. Take Care and God Bless all of you.Love, Pat & Bill















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James Tanner
NORTH OLMSTED

A wonderful, caring professional. She will be missed and remembered.

Dave and Sandy Foyer
Medina, Ohio

Roger, Jason and Joe,

So sorry to hear of the passing of Nan. She was wonderful person and will be deeply missed. Rip

Dave & Sandy Foyer

Ron and Kerry Buddie
Northfield Ohio

Roger,
So sorry for your loss of Nan. She was always so much fun to be around at the Yacht Club and on our boats. Such fond memories of her, she will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Paula and Greg Sallay
Byrdstown, Tennessee

Nan will always be in our memories as a truly fun and fun loving person. She was caring...kind... and someone who could ALWAYS make you smile! She wl be missed as a very special person. Her passing is a true loss to all that new her!!!!!!!!!

Helen and Jim Lemmermen
Tiffin, Ohio

Roger, Joe, Jason and families, Nan will forever be in our hearts. She will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. RIP

Cory Tennyson
Sterling, Virgina

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” — Emily Dickinson

I can still feel Aunt Nan's loving embrace; Her pain is gone, while her love remains, always; I grieve with you under her stars.

Annette Anost
North Ridgeville, Ohio

Roger, Jason, Joe and family:

Nan was such a beautiful woman, inside and out. I'm thankful to have some awesome memories of us bowling back in the day, dancing at Savannah and just hanging out at our house parties. Her smile and laughter will be missed by all. She will be your forever angel, watching over her family and friends.

Lucy Karns
Fairview Park, Ohio

So very sorry to hear of Nan’s passing. Nan will always be remembered as the bright, shiny light at any gathering. May the family find comfort in all the wonderful memories. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Donald E Blocksom
Westlake

Wow, I can't believe it. We grew up on the same street as kids, never really lived very far apart all these years. I don't think I eve saw her without a smile on her face. She was always the life of the party. She will be missed. All my best to the family.

Mike and Beth Lusk
North Ridgeville, Ohio

Roger, Jason, Joe,

Nan was such a presence in this world, it was a better world with her in it. Now our world is forever changed.
We treasured her friendship and we are heartbroken at her loss.
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Don and Glenna Plottd
Mount Gilead, Ohio

Dear Roger, Jason, Joe and families, Our hearts break for all of you! Nan was such a dynamic person and so full of life! When she was with us, she made our lives a happier place! Nan was a dear friend and leaves a large footprint in our hearts! We are grateful that she was a part of our lives! Thank you for sharing your very beautiful and special wife, mother and grandmother with us! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!! Love, Don and Glenna

David Murrow
Cleveland, Ohio

I'm so sorry for you Roger and your family she was a special friend and so are you, God received an Angel, she will watch over you and your family

Kate Singleton
Bay Village

I have so many fond memories of Nan. I will forever hear her laugh in my mind. She was such a wonderful friend to my mom. They shared a true bond and love. My heart is so sad for you all. Sending love and prayers.

Laurie and Brian Russell
Medina, Ohio

Dear Roger, We are so sorry and saddened that Nan has passed on. Great memories of Nan in high school and renewing our friendship over the past 10 years. She was a kind, generous, hardworking, funny, intelligent, lovely women. She will be missed by all those who were lucky to have her as a friend. All our love to you , your sons and families.

Paul & Kathy Glaeser
Buffalo, NY

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I worked with Nan for over 20 years and she always helped me no matter how stupid my questions were. Professional and just a great all-around person and always made time for a laugh. She will be missed.

Craig Prim and Christine Chester
Westerville, Ohio

Roger and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Nan was truly a gem and like so many say, the life of the party and just so full of life. This is a true testament to how much she loved her family, and friends! God speed Nan, rest in peace.

Jackie Gordon
Powell, Ohio

Roger, Jason and Joe,

I am so sorry for your loss. Nan was the best, and it will never be the same at Bay Point. Praying for all of you during this difficult time.

Dan & Carrie Nunnari
Medina OH

We are so very saddened by the loss of Nan. Our hearts are breaking for Roger and the family. We enjoyed our time with Nan. She always brought a smile to everyone around her. She will be so deeply missed. The dock will never be the same.

Fred and Kathi Mintz
Marblehead Ohio

Our hearts are so sad to read this today, sending love your way Roger and family OXO

Dan nunnari
Medina ohio

What an unfortunate loss. Nan was one of the most vibrant people I have ever met. A true life of the party. C Dock won’t be the same without Nan and Roger.

Anita and Craig Webb
33155 Lake Avon Lake Oh 44012

We are deeply saddened by your loss. Nan will be remembered as a happy warm soul. A blessing to all who knew her. She will be missed.

Karen grum n e y
Westlake

Dear Lord my cousin, his family and friends are hurting. Please wrap them in your love and keep them comforted in knowing that Nan's Beautiful Soul is resting with you. The universe has gained a special angel. Love and hugs.

Steve Hura
Bay Village Ohio

My dear friend for almost 40 years. My heart goes out to Roger, Joe, Jason and all her friends and family community that loved her.

Randy B Fratianne
Avon

So Sorry to hear this . . . Nan was such a great uplifting Spirit and always with a Giant smile on her face ! She will be missed !

Linda Davis
Mt. Vernon Ohio

Nan embraced our family, loved our family, was our family. I can hear her addressing one of her co-conspirators in fun, my Mom, her Aunt Marcia. Those two made family reunions absolutely the best time ever. We will always remember her joyful spirit. Pray that we keep it with us always.

Lani Opie
Newport News, Virginia

The world will not be the same. Roger, you gave me the greatest sister-in-law. Know she was your everything. As you were hers. As her family was. My sister-from-another-mother. To you, Jason, Joe and family, we are overwhelmed with the sorrow at your immeasurable loss. Our loss. Somehow we heal from having our hearts shattered. Nan’s energy is back in the universe.

Dave & Diane Capiccioni

Words just can’t seem to convey the sadness we feel on the loss of such a vibrant woman. Always smiling and so sweet. We are glad that we stopped in your driveway that hot summer day to catch up with you both! Our hearts are with you Roger, & your family and will always have such fond memories of our lovely Nan. RIP until we meet again.

Julie Supple
Berea

Roger, Jason and Joe and all the family, my heart is broken for you. Through the years, you all have been like my family. Nan is by far the best friend I ever had. I loved Nan so much. She was beautiful, kind, loving and loyal. She made everyone smile and was never judgemental. I am very blessed to have had her in my life and I will never forget her. She loved you all so much. Jim and I are sending you all many hugs and prayers and love. God bless.

Matt, Serena, Emily, and Evan Juergens
Avon, Ohio

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Nan brought so much joy and laughter to any room she would walk into. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Tony and Barb Carpinelli
Cape Coral Florida

Roger and family we are so sorry for your loss. We had a lot of fun on the boating trips and the boat Club. Rest in peace Nan.

John and Patty Kiernan
Punta Gorda, Florida

Roger and family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Losing a soul like Nan affects everyone that knew her. She was a wonderful person. She was kind, thoughtful and the life of the party. She always made each person feel they were special. Hugs reaching out to Roger and the rest of her family that meant everything to her.

Rich & Kristie Hartman
Vermilion, Ohio

We are saddened to hear of Nan's passing. Condolences to Roger and family. We have great memories of Nan. She will indeed be missed.

Bob and Sue Roush
Brunswick Ohio

Roger, Jason, Joe and family's. Sorry for ur loss. Our hearts are broken. She will be greatly missed. Bob will miss his partner for leave ur hat on. Hugs to all of you. Love u guys.

John, Teresa Lesko & Family
Avon Lake, Oh

Roger, Jason, Joe and family,
We are truly so sorry for your loss. Nan was such an amazing woman. We have so many fond memories of our times together whether it was boating with everyone or just hanging out with my parents. She was a wonderful friend to my mom and she will be missed dearly. Thinking of you all at this time. Xx

Rusty and Becky Kent
Denver ,NC

Fly with the angels and look upon us.

Chuck and Grace Langstaff
Grove City, Ohio

Our hearts are broken with the loss of Nan. We were not able to see Nan and Roger for awhile, but always had and have a lot of love for both of them. Our love, thoughts and prayers for Roger, Jason, Joe and families. Chuck and Grace Langstaff

Janet Kubera
Doylestown, Ohio

Dear Roger and family.
I am so sorry for your loss, I always remembered Nan as smiling, warm, gracious and ever so friendly. Words cannot express the loss to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
Best Regards,
Janet Kubera & family.

Kevin & Mary Bryden
Bucyrus, Ohio

Roger and family, our hearts are broken. Hugs to all.

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