Harry Rubin
1928 - 2018
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Harry J. Rubin
Harry J. "Bud" Rubin, 89, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Born in Brownsville on May 22, 1928, he was the son of the late Leslie and Ruth (Cooper) Rubin. Bud was the loving husband of 60 years to Margaret C. "Peggy" (Cohen) Rubin.
Bud was a graduate of Brownsville High School, where he was the class valedictorian. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. Following his years at Penn, Bud attended and graduated from Yale Law School.
Bud began his career as an attorney working in New York City. He later became a deputy attorney general for Pennsylvania Attorney General Herbert B. Cohen. After working for Attorney General Cohen, he moved to the York area and became one of the founding members of Cohen, Senft, and Rubin Attorneys at Law (Now known as Barley Snyder law firm). Bud specialized in federal and state tax law and estate planning. He was a member of the York Bar Association, a member of the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections, and was the pro bono counsel for the International Clarinet Society. Bud was also president emeritus of the York County Community Foundation.
He was a member of Temple Beth Israel. Bud was a polished clarinet musician. He also enjoyed listening to classical music and jazz.
In addition to his wife Peggy, Bud is survived by his daughters, Ann E. Rubin and her husband, Harold Underdown of Brooklyn, NY, Jane L. Rubin of New York, NY, and Alice M. Rubin and her husband, Mark Schone of Brooklyn, NY. He is also survived by his sister, Edith Robin and her husband, Bernard Robin of MD; and his two beloved granddaughters, Simone Elizabeth Rubin-Underdown and Dinah Marie Schone.
In keeping with Bud's wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Bud's memory may be made to: Yale Law School, PO Box 208329, New Haven, CT 06520-8329, or ACLU c/o Gift Processing Department, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or Planned Parenthood at www.plannedparenthood.org.
Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 East Market Street, York, PA 17403.

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Published in York Daily Record on Mar. 22, 2018.
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December 6, 2018
We are so saddened to hear about Bud's passing. I know that he was a good friend to my father, Harry, and much admired in the community.

Marian (Fields) Broderick
Marian Fields Broderick
May 17, 2018
He never aged.
My generous Dad...at age 80 he looked 59...he never aged and was rarely sick...This is a photo I took on September, 11, 2009, at the Baltimore Train Station. Dad did not go into work that Friday morning, so that he could drive me to the station, so that I could get back to New York City for a Yankees Game that night, to draw and paint one of the Athlete's milestone hits.
Jane Rubin
May 17, 2018
Harry Jay Rubin
This is Dad around his Yale Law School days. No wonder my mother fell for him.
Jane Rubin
May 17, 2018
Bud Rubin, Clarinetist, Brownsville, PA
My father played the clarinet beautifully. Many people, including concert musicians, encouraged him to perform publicly. He only did so occasionally. He was self-effacing, too humble, about his talent.
Jane Rubin
April 12, 2018
Dear, dear Rubin family. I just learned of this today and my heart is broken that we did not know in time to be with you and to offer you our love and condolences in person. Emily Leader
Emily Leader
March 23, 2018
My Dad enjoyed every second of his time with Derreck. They are both talented-gifted jocks!
My Dad was ahead of his time. He was a leader who led by example while being an incredible nurturer. We were very close. I was Daddy's Girl, in a family of all girls, but not a spoiled one. Far from it. I attended York's rough and tough inner city schools. My parents wanted us to grow up in an integrated setting.

We were not rich. He never gave us credit cards.

He gave me love, an open mind, an open heart, and a demand within myself to be self-disciplined and steady, to remain focused on achieving, for a higher moral purpose, rather than for ego or greed.

My Dad was my primary nurturer and my best friend.

My Dad was an Artist, a great musician and a beautiful mind, with a beautiful soul and an expansive, open view of the world.

Words cannot express my heart at this time.

Thank you for what you gave to us, and to America, and to the world.

Straight to the point:

Dad, you are an Artist. You were a champion of truth and fair competition. You were committed to realness, rather than false hype and petty games.

Dad, I am so miserable, but thankful that you did not suffer in your transition to heaven.

I love you, Dad.

Your skinny, ballet-dancing,
daughter, Jane Rubin (not Jan)
Jane Rubin
March 22, 2018
Bud was a good man and a great attorney. The whole York community is poorer for his passing. Sincerely, M/M J. A. Bracher
March 22, 2018
Having met Bud Rubin in recent times, I enjoyed knowing him, his appreciation of music, of York PA. I count blessings having known Bud and his wife, Peggy.
Terrence Downs
March 21, 2018
I will miss talking with my brother, Bud, and listening to his always wise advice, He was the finest man I've ever known, even if he was my brother. Loved him very much.
Edie Robin
March 21, 2018
Edie Robin
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