Rochelle RUBIN
RUBIN, Rochelle left our physical midst on October 22, 2016. She lived a life of unbounded joy, personally and professionally. Her loss is fathomless. We beam through tears. Rochelle leaves: The love of her life, Irwin Sattinger, with whom she bonded in a way that all of us envy. Loving and accomplished grandchildren: Matt Gleichman (and Janise Estrella Ojeda), Jason Gleichman (and Reyna Benavidez), Sam Haakenstad, Cate Rubin, and Hayley Haakenstad. Their happy success in the world made Rochelle walk on air. Her and Irwin's children: Mark Rubin (and Leigh Bernstein); Pam Gleichman (and her husband, Craig); Wynne Haakenstad (and her husband Pete); Jane Wilson, who was always another daughter to her; Stephen Sattinger (and his wife Rachel and their family); Michael Sattinger (and his wife Larese and their family); and Kim Sattinger. Her blended family made her very, very happy. Long lost and joyously found siblings, Steve Rabau and Marla Rabau, who she was thrilled to meet and bond with several years ago. Her three best pals for more than 50 years-Doris Goldstein, Lolita Grabb, and Harriet Hirsch-and many, many dear friends, from years gone by and more recent times. Rochelle had a knack for friendships, for sure. A body of work-as an interior designer with projects across North America for more than four decades-which enriched her clients' lives. Rochelle thrived on the pleasure her talent and hard work brought to others in a collaborative effort which included craftsmen, vendors, and employees, many of whom she worked with for decades. A special thanks goes to the extraordinary medical professionals who saved Rochelle in 2002 and 2011. She was beyond grateful for each borrowed day. Rochelle's family and closest friends will bury her in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers and other temporal offerings, please consider a donation to the Steele Children's Research Center at The University of Arizona College of Medicine or your favorite charity. We will celebrate her life at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, 6200 N. Club House Lane in Northeast Tucson at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2016.
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We are so sad to hear about the passage of Bunny. She was always very special to me. May she Rest In Peace.
Janice Laz-Romo
November 8, 2016
We are so saddened to hear of Rochelle's death. To Irwin, Mark, Pam and all of her family, we send our sincere condolences. For us, Rochelle is the source of many happy memories. She will always remain a warm and vital presence in our home and in our hearts.
Pat and Michael Clinch
October 29, 2016
My sincere condolences to all family and friends.Keep the wonderful memories of Rochelle with you always. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss.
Gary Aegerter
October 27, 2016
Dear Pam,
I'm truly sorry for your loss. Your mother was a special woman . Take good care.
Melissa Feldman Siegel
October 27, 2016
To the family of Rochelle. It's a very sad time. I hope the Grand Comforter will give you strength in this time of need. 2 Cor. 1:3
L Williams
October 27, 2016
We are so saddened to learn of Rochelle's passing. She was a beautiful person who had so many gifts: her wonderful artistic flair, her amazing courage and optimism and her warmth. Rochelle created stylish, inviting home environments for her many clients, who always appreciated her talents. She will be sorely missed by us and all who loved her.
Judy and Harold Feldman
October 26, 2016
We were shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Rochelle. We knew her as a talented and wonderful friend. Our heartfelt condolences to her family friends and colleagues.
Cindy and Doug Shapiro
October 26, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Albert Rivas
October 26, 2016
Rest easy to our neighbor and friend Rochelle. This is a great loss to her family, all of her many friends and to our community.
Bruce Ash
October 26, 2016
Elizabeth and I are deeply saddened by the news of Rochelle's sudden death. After working with her on four complex design projects, we became friends as well as clients. We will miss her artistic genius, her willing smile, and her genuine friendship. Heartfelt condolences to her loving family and colleagues.
Frank Christensen
October 26, 2016