1925 – 2008
Maud (Genung) Gubernat, 82, of Cookeville, TN formerly of Maplewood & Irvington, NJ, passed away February 3, after complications of pneumonia and congestive heart failure following hip surgery. Born in Newark, NJ on Aug. 11, 1925, she graduated from Eastside High School in 1943 and married her high school sweetheart, John, a decorated WWII veteran shortly after his return from service. Maud contributed to the war effort by attending the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics, helping to assemble aircraft. She moved to Cookeville, TN in 1974 with her husband who helped open the Cooper Industries plant in Sparta, TN. Maud worked for a time at the now defunct Rose’s Department Store. She was a regular attendee of Holy Host Lutheran Church and until recent years of her local AARP.
Everyone will remember Maud as a quiet, staunchly independent, and friendly woman who loved her family, her home, her neighbors, and her church.
She was married for 50 years to her beloved husband John who predeceased her 10 years ago. She was also predeceased by her parents, Henry (Harry) and Maud (Egan) Genung. She leaves behind her daughter, Laura Gubernat and her partner Steven Jorjorian of Woodstock CT; her son, John and his wife Susan of Aberdeen, NJ; her dear grandson, James Bogdanski of Woodstock; her brother-in-law, Adam Gawel of Toms River; and her niece, Carol McGraw and her husband Ronnie of Colonia, NJ. Family arrangements were private. Gilman & Valade Funeral Home was entrusted with Maud’s arrangements