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Dr. Alan Rubin

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Dr. Alan Rubin

On the afternoon of March 5, 2016, surrounded by his family, Alan passed away at home from complications associated with renal failure. He was 89 years old.

Alan was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 10, 1926, the second of two sons of Harry and Gertrude Rubin. He attended Erasmus Hall High School, and was a veteran of WWII. After the war Alan married, started a family, and completed his doctorate in pharmacology at New York University. He began raising his family in West Caldwell, NJ before settling in Rockville Center, NY with his wife Helen and three sons. Early in his career, Alan was a researcher at Schering Pharmaceuticals in New Jersey, moving on to become Director of Research at Endo Labs in Garden City, NY.

In 1978, Alan and his family relocated to Wilmington, DE after Endo Labs was purchased by Dupont. He lived in Delaware for the remainder of his life, working for Dupont as Director of Patents and Licensing until his retirement in 1989. Alan was not ready to fully retire however, and remained active for several additional years as a consultant assisting developers with bringing drugs to market. Alan was also an avid tennis player, enjoying playing the sport on a regular basis until last year.

As Director of Research at Endo Laboratories, Alan played a leading role in bringing several significant medications to market, including Percocett, Percodan and later Naloxone. He was a devoted mentor and role model to many younger scientists and is remembered fondly for his exemplary guidance.

Survivors include his wife Helen and sons Jeffrey, Ronald and Howard and their families. He was preceded in death by his older brother Michael. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Young Adult Institute (


Published in The News Journal on Mar. 6, 2016
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