Leona "Lee" Rubin (née Applebaum) 84, the last living family Matriarch, passed away as she lived, on her own terms, with a sharp mind, unparalleled courage, strength, and fabulous nails-to begin, in her own words, "a new adventure." Her daughter, niece, and nephew by her side. Leona was the beloved wife to the love of her life, the late Elmer "Al" Rubin, magnificent mother of Sari, proudest bubbie of Ian Paul, devoted daughter of the late Annie and Harry Applebaum, sweet sister of the late Samuel and Jacqueline, loving aunt and great aunt to her nieces and nephews and loyal friend to many.
Service Monday 1 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road), Skokie.
Interment Westlawn. Memorial gifts may be made to Illinois Action for Children, www.actforchildren.org
or 4753 North Broadway, 12th floor, Chicago IL 60640. Attention: Sandy Matthews.To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Nov. 28, 2021.