Jeannette Chubatovsky

Obituary of Jeannette Chubatovsky

Jeannette Chubatovsky 1921-2021 Jeannette Chubatovsky, 100, of Millville, New Jersey passed away on August 9, 2021. Born to the late Benjamin and Pauline Chubatovsky, Jeannette was a graduate of Weequahic High School and Newark School of the Arts. She lived for many years in Union Township, NJ before moving to Vineland. Jeannette had a long career as a professional artist, photographer, and technical illustrator, most recently with Singer Manufacturing Company. Some of her drawings for Singer were included in an exhibition of the history of engineering illustration at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. One of Jeannette's earliest jobs was with the first American female-led commercial and industrial design firm of Belle Kogan Associates in New York City in the 1940's, designing and illustrating tableware, including the iconic Boontonware and Red Wing Pottery. Jeannette was a talented artist and photographer, a lover of the visual arts, literature, and music, and a kind and generous person who loved people and animals, with a wide-ranging enthusiasm for her community and the world. She was thoughtful, philosophical, down-to-earth, practical, creative, and imaginative, all at once. Jeannette was adventurous and fearless. When she was young, she cycled across Europe, including the Swiss Alps, and later worked her way across the United States, taking various art related jobs. Jeannette took great interest in the cultural and spiritual elements of Judaism, as well as in the state of Israel. In the 1950's and again in 1990, she volunteered as a kibbutz worker, spending a year doing both farm and artistic design work in Petach Tikva, Israel in 1950. Jeannette loved to keep and celebrate all holidays with her multicultural family and also relished all varieties of ethnic foods, later sharing her cooking skills and enthusiasm by volunteering to prepare and serve food and facilitate other activities at Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children with serious illnesses during the 1980's and 90's. She also worked with various organizations to collect supplies and stock food banks for many years, as well as volunteering for Meals-On-Wheels for senior citizens in Union Township during the 1970's. She was a pioneer of Union Township's recycling program in the early 1970's and took great pride in caring for the environment. Jeannette volunteered as a Girl Scout leader during the 1970's, leading camping trips, and designing the first ever conservation badge for the Girl Scouts. Her high energy and civic-mindedness extended to many years of service with The League of Women Voters of Union County, NJ, also serving as its President. She also served on the board of the Les Malamut Art Gallery in Union Township for many years. Jeannette was very devoted to her family and spent many years at home raising her niece and nephew from infancy through adulthood. She was a natural and selfless caretaker her whole life, for her children, her father, her sister, neighbors, pets, and neighbor's pets, even into her 90's. She is survived by a niece, Paula Krasover and husband, John, of North Cape May and a nephew, Donald Yacullo, of Kingston, NY. She was predeceased by her sister, Loretta Yacullo. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced in the future. ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360 To send online condolences please visit our website at
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