Matthew James Kubat Jr., 11, Ashville, died Saturday at UPMC Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born in Altoona, son of Matthew Sr. and Suzanne (Zupon) Kubat.
Surviving are his parents; four siblings: Ashley, Alec, Travis and Kylie; his maternal grandparents: Jim and Doreen (Schenk) Zupon of Ashville; his paternal grandparents: Joseph and Virginia (James) Kubat of Nanty Glo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Matthew was a sixth-grade student at St. Michael's School, Loretto. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, farming with Poppy Jim, and "life in general."
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville, where a vigil service will be held Tuesday afternoon. Matthew was a member of Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, the Rev. Monsignor Timothy Swope, celebrant. Committal will be at St. Michael Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Matthew's memory to St. Michael's School.