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Louis Rubin


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Louis Rubin Obituary
RUBIN, DR. LOUIS Dr. Louis Rubin, 92, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, died at Yale–New Haven Hospital on Wed, April 23, 2014. Born in New Haven, June 19, 1921, he was a son of the late Joseph & Anna (Glickstein) Rubin. Dr. Rubin was the beloved husband for 51 years to his late wife, Thelma (Jaffe) Rubin. He leaves behind a loving family who will miss him very much: daughter Hyla Rubin and her husband Steven Rosenberg, son David Rubin, daughter Amy Rubin Mindell and her husband David Mindell, granddaughters Elyse, Kyla, Caitlin, Cara, Cassie, and Anna, and great-grandson Liam. He was predeceased by his siblings, the late Robert, Frank, Ida, & Max Rubin. Dr. Rubin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry before becoming a practicing optometrist in New Haven for 62 years. He was extremely active in the Connecticut Optometric Association for many decades, serving as president of the New Haven County chapter and as a Vice President and member of the executive boards of the state organization. He also served as legislative chairman of the state group and was chosen as the Optometrist of the Year in 1973. Dr. Rubin was a true icon in downtown New Haven and knew and cared for every shop owner and business person there, who knew him as “Doc.” He will be missed for his warm smile, his memorable sense of humor, and his passion for his work and his family. He was an active member of The Westville Synagogue for many years, and, most recently, shared his love for prayer by attending every single service held at the synagogue at The Towers while he resided there. Funeral Services at Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St., New Haven, FRIDAY morning at 11:00 am, with Interment Services to follow at Beth Hamedrosh Cemetery, Brockett Place, East Haven. Memorial Contributions may be sent to The Tower One Foundation, Inc., 18 Tower Lane, New Haven, CT 06519, or to the charity of one’s choice. A Period of Mourning will be observed at the home of Amy Rubin Mindell and David Mindell at 4 Rock Hill Road, Woodbridge, CT following the funeral on Friday, April 25, Saturday evening minyan at 7 pm, Sunday afternoon and evening minyan at 7 pm, and Monday evening minyan at 7 pm. www.shurefuneralhome.com
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Published in The New Haven Register on Apr. 24, 2014
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