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Irene Shamu Ruibal


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Irene Shamu Ruibal Obituary
IRENE SHAMU RUIBAL, 94, of Riverside, California, passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Riverside Community Hospital. Born on February 15, 1922 in Sharon, Pennsylvania to George and Margaret Shamu, Irene completed high school and soon afterwards moved to New York City. While in New York Irene worked at the American Museum of Natural History where she met her husband of 68 years, Rodolfo (Rudy) Ruibal. They moved to Riverside, California in 1954, where Rudy worked as a professor at UC Riverside. Irene was active in the community including supporting efforts to save the Mission Inn. She was also an avid bridge player and a passionate chef. She loved to entertain her friends and provide them one of her always-memorable home cooked meals. Irene is survived by her husband Rodolfo Ruibal; brother George Shamu; son Claude Ruibal of San Francisco; and her two grandchildren Stefania and Maximilian. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers or donations Irene would ask that you provide a friend an unexpected and unsolicited meal as an act of kindness to help them through their day.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 25, 2016
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