Obituary of Patrick Kawika Kube
Patrick was born in Kailua, Hawaii, the son of Steven James Kube and Pamela Wooten Kube on March 28, 1969.
Patrick spent his formative years in paradise learning to hike, swim and enjoy all things Hawaiian.
Patrick spent the rest of his childhood travelling around the world with his mother and adoptive father, Dennis McBride USMC (Ret.). Always an athlete, Pat enjoyed swimming, soccer, wrestling and all things outdoors.
Patrick always felt a great sense of patriotism; his family having served this great country since the Revolutionary War. He joined the US Navy in February 1988 and served honorably until February 2008.
His primary job in the Navy was as a Structural Aircraft Mechanic. His primary aircraft platform was the P-3 Orion; the very aircraft his grandfather, Capt. Robert James Wooten (a USN test pilot), tested for the Navy. He travelled the world and served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His commendations include the Navy ”E” Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Good Conduct Award (5), ”National Defense Medal (2), the Southwest Asia Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4), Letter of commendation (4), and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (5), He loved the Navy and his service to his country.
Patrick is survived by his father Steven James Kube and stepmother Donna Kube, his mother Pamela “Rusty” McBride and his adoptive father, Dennis C. McBride (USMC Ret.).
Patrick would tell you that his greatest accomplishments by far were his children, Melissa Leilani Lindberry (husband Christopher Lindberry), Steven Charles Kube (Amy Wise and son Michael), Christopher James Kube (wife Maren Kube) and daughter Linda Jean VanDyke. They will miss their father greatly.
There was never a man who loved his country, his parents, or his children more. Universally liked, there was never a friend or acquaintance who didn’t say what a great person he was.
He fought cancer with courage and occasionally even humor. He never gave up hope. He fought until there was no fight left. In the end, cancer did not win. It did not conquer his spirit, it did not steal his eternal life, or his families’ memories and love. Gone too soon, Patrick died on July 4th. A fitting date for a patriot.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society @ www.cancer.org.
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