In Loving Memory of Ruth Barbara Levy Rubinow

Ruth Barbara Levy Rubinow

Ruth Barbara Levy Rubinow

York, PA and formerly of Scranton, PA April 10, 1920 ~ December 12, 2018 Date of Service: December 13, 2018

Ruth Barbara Levy Rubinow lost her chance of becoming a centenarian, leaving us at 98 2/3 years young on  Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Babs was born in Scranton ,Pennsylvania on April 10, 1920 to Louis and Sarah Sadie Eber Levy. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers Jesse and Sid, and her beloved husband Harold.

She attended John J Audubon Elementary School, Marywood Seminary and Marywood College, graduating with honors with a degree in English.

She married her life's love, Harold Rubinow, in 1941 and raised three daughters Judi (Nate ) Ostroff, Debby (Raymond) Rosen and Karen Rubinow (Elliot Check).

Babs was a devoted, loving and giving sister, daughter ,mother. grandmother of six and great-grandmother of six.

She  was an avid  bridge player, knitter, reader, tennis player, golfer, and traveler as well as an excellent cook and baker.

Babs  also  served as a Girl Scout leader and an officer in both Hadassah and Temple Israel sisterhood in Scranton.

Since moving to York from Largo , Fla  in 2003 , she volunteered as a tennis instructor for York Tennis for Kids until the young age of 92! and donated endless hours to York Hospital and Jewish Family Services of York. She was a member of York Health Foundation's 1880 Society.

For the past six years she resided at Country Meadows  Leader Heights in York under the watchful eyes of her beloved and dedicated caretakers. Many heartfelt thanks go out to those extended "family" members without whom Babs would never have survived so well for so long.   Additional family's bottomless appreciation and gratitude to Debby and Raymond Rosen for selflessly serving as loving primary over-seers of both Bab's & Harold's every need in later years.

Babs will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched with her friendship, love, strength, humor, inner and outer beauty.

May her name be for a blessing.

A grave side service will be held today at 11:30 A.M  in Temple Israel Cemetery in Dunmore, Pa. immediately followed by a gathering for friends and family at the  Hilton Hotel and Conference Center 100 Adams Ave. Scranton from  12:45 P.M.  to 2:30 P.M..  Shiva will be observed at the home of Debby and Raymond Rosen, 115 Maribel Lane, York, Pa 17403. Visitation will be on Friday 2 P.M. until 4 pm , Saturday 7 P.M. until 9 pm  and Sunday through Tuesday 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 P.M 

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Mary and Bob O'Hora
Posts: 2
Sincere Condolences
Reply #2 on : Sun December 16, 2018, 19:16:52
Judi, Debby, Karen and families -

We are very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Babs was a wonderful woman who lived a vibrant, impressive life and we were thankful to have known her. May she rest in peace.

God bless, Mary and Bob
Nancy (rozelle) McLain
Posts: 2
Ruth Rubinow
Reply #1 on : Sun December 16, 2018, 16:04:47
Dearest Debbie, Ray, and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. From what I read, she was a fantastic Mom and Grandmother. I pray that you will find solice for all of the wonderful memories you may have made, and still have. Please know that I will keep you in my prayers, and continue to lift you up in the upcoming days , weeks, and months to come. Lots of love, Nancy