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Sunday, August 26, 2007

A sad day for all of us

Manasquan High School's Vic Kubu, one of the most successful football coaches in
Shore Conference history, died early this morning according to his long time friend and personal physician Dr. Patrick Buddle, Wall.

Kubu, 65, had underdone two surgeries for pancreatic cancer in the last year according to the physician.

Dr. Buddle said Kubu's family and close friends were at his side when he passed away at home.

""Our reaction is our thoughts are with the Kubu family, from the entire Manasquan football program,'' said Pete Cahill, named interim coach last month when Kubu said he would be unable to coach his season.

""It's an obvious loss to the entire school community and the Shore Conference,'' said Cahill. ""He was one of the originals from the old guard of the Shore Conference.''

Dr. Buddle said there would be a memorial service Wednesday at the high school at a time to be determined but that any other funeral proceedings would be private.

Dr. Buddle said during the second surgery in
January at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, the tumor and a good portion
of Kubu's pancreas were removed during a 12-hour operation but that since then Kubu had suffered from recurring infections, malnutrition, and
chronic Ascides, an accumulation of fluid within the abdominal cavity.

The physician said Kubu had been been admitted ""four or five times"" at Jersey
Shore Medical Center since January because of the infections.

Kubu's 263 victories had ranked second among active Shore Conference coaches to Warren Wolf
of Brick Township who has 350.

With a weakened Kubu guiding the team from press box facilities last season, Manasquan went 12-0 winning a Shore Conference record 10th New Jersey
State Interscholastic Athletic Association sectional championship. It defeated West
Deptford, 28-0, in the 2006 South Jersey Group II final.


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