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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Ronald J. Rubenstein

Ronald J. Rubenstein

November 9, 2014

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Posted by:
Cheryl Phillips

Posted on:
February 1, 2015

Love you Ron. So regret not having spent more time with you at the Reunion! You will forever hold a special place in my heart!

Posted by:
Marcia amp; Herb Rosenheck

Posted on:
November 24, 2014

A MEMORY OF RON RUBENSTEIN We met the Rubensteins many years ago and it was the beginning of a very special friendship. Ron was an easy guy to like and we became very close and had fun whenever we got together. We missed them where they moved to the desert but visited with them whenever we came to the desert. We had a wonderful weekend at their new Palm Desert home and got together whenever they came in to the Valley, which was dinner at Brents' Deli which was our usual "meeting place!" Ron sure loved their cabbage soup! Rons' passing is a loss to everyone who knew him including our children and grandchildren who thought the world of him. We will remember Ron forever and miss him forever and were fortunate to have him as our friend.

Posted by:
Ray Lupacchin

Posted on:
November 23, 2014

The Rubensteins, It is with great sadness that I am just hearing of my friend, teacher and close work mates passing; I was privileged to work 2 feet away from this creative force, true artist, sports enthusiasts and dedicated Eagles music lover. This humble man was so smart, with a great sense of humor and a heart of Gold.......Ron was my friend and I hurt writing this. Sincere heart felt thoughts to the Family.

Posted by:
Kitty Nard

Posted on:
November 22, 2014

I didn't know Ron, but to know Ilene is to know of Ron. I know he was Ilene's best friend and that they built a wonderful life and family together. I know they worked and played together. And I know they loved one another. I know I've been lucky to have learned a small part of their story.

Posted by:
Virginia Bergquist

Posted on:
November 20, 2014

Dear Ilene, As you know, I did not spend much time with Ron, but the few times that we met I was impressed with his kindness. Once when we had wine and hors d'oeuvres in your lovely backyard, he came in and talked for a few minutes. I remember thinking that he had such kind eyes. As I was leaving, he looked to you to see if he could give me a hug. You said, "Yes, we give hugs in this house!" Love, Virginia

Posted by:
Karin Castillo

Posted on:
November 20, 2014

Please know that I am thinking of you, you and Ron, Whoopie, the kids--all of you. What I have told others? --that regardless of the circumstance, whether he was busy working, anything, whenever I visited The Rubensteins, Ron always made me feel so very welcome. Have some food, want a beverage, how are things? Both of you did, always have. Very warm and lovable people, you two. Loving and lovable--so fortunate to have found one another in this crazy, often confusing world we live in. I am so glad to have met and known Ron--especially at home. Not a 2-second meet-and-greet, work-related. Hugs, hugs, hugs.

Posted by:
Vince Bruno

Posted on:
November 20, 2014

Ron Rubenstein was many things, a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and if you were lucky he was your friend. What I envied most about Ron was his way with people; people liked Ron at their first meeting with him. Ron always had a smile for you and you knew he was a person you could trust which is huge in today's times. But Ron had many other attributes, he was very intelligent, a gifted graphic artist, businessman and what I liked most, he was a dreamer. He would tell me of his dream to develop softball parks for kids and adults throughout the country and there was no doubt in my mind he would have done it because there was no quit in Ron. He could get you excited just listening to him paint the picture of his dream, his last project. It was so right, so good but that was Ron--so good and so right. I was one of the lucky ones he was my friend. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by:
Rene Gilligan

Posted on:
November 19, 2014

I've known Ron for about 50 years. I was Ilene's maid of honor. Alhtought over the years many miles have separated us, I always knew that he was there. One of my favorite memories was when i called Ilene and told her there was a mouse in my apartment. Ilene told Ron and before I knew it, he was there with steel wool, plugged up the hole and took me back to their home. That is just one of my fond memories of Ron. There are so many more. I was glad that Ron and Ilene came to visit us in New Jersey and gave Bill and Ron the opportunity to get to really know each other. In that short period, Bill felt like he had known Ron his whole life because he was so enjoyable and easy to get along with. Ron was truly special. Ron will always be in our hearts and memories.

Posted by:
Joey Bell

Posted on:
November 19, 2014

Ron was just a really great guy! I am so glad that I reconnected with Him and Marta and got to see them both at my Moms party a couple of months ago, I will miss talking with him for the rest of my life! Mostly about sports and how much the Dodgers Suck!!! This is the Man that created at least 3 Logos for my Family's business, he was very talented and I know that my Uncle Bob who was the owner Respected Him a lot which is saying a lot cause if any of you knew Bob he didn't do that to much.

Posted by:
Jeff Rubenstein

Posted on:
November 19, 2014

My father was and always will be the kindest, most caring, and gentle man I have ever known. From the hugs and tears when I needed them after ballgames, to the day his grandchildren were born, he was always there for me. I owe him more than life itself, I owe him my heart and soul for giving me the honor to call him my father. I LOVE YOU DAD!!!!!!

Posted by:
Mack McDermott

Posted on:
November 17, 2014

I loved Ron Rubenstein. I used to call him just to hear him talk to me. He was very good to me and I wish I had been better to him. I should have visited him in the desert long ago. The problem we have is that we never think anything is going to happen so we just put off seeing people until it is convenient to us. then it is too late. I could never see anyone that could not or would not get along with him. He was and is truely my friend and my brother. I will miss him terribly. Especially when I think of that 700 batting average he had. He was a better man than me and I am a good man.

Posted by:
Mike Garnet

Posted on:
November 17, 2014

I ran into a former softball team mate of Ron's. He put his hand on my shoulder and in a strained voice said, "This was a good man". That simple statement perfectly summed up this fine man. I would add that the integrity with which Ron conducted his professional career would be a case study for any business student. I treasured our handshakes. He made me laugh. He always looked at people eye to eye. I met a friend of his from Florida. He and Ron have been friends for over 50 years. Small wonder, the loyalty. I am so sad.

Posted by:
Richard Lanier

Posted on:
November 17, 2014

My memory of Ron is that he was a man I loved dearly. He was funny, smart and very intelligent. I made fun of the way he ran when he got a base hit and laugh at other plays he made on the field, but he was a man's man. I played for Sagebrush for over ten years and enjoyed every minute of it, especially my teammates. I remember when we were playing in Oxnard, Calif. and we went to a resturant to eat and they wouldn't serve me (I'm Black), Ron found out and told all of the team, "we are not eating here," because if you can't serve him you can't serve us. As I said, "I loved Ron,ilene, Marta and Jeff. He will be missed in the Lanier Family.

Posted by:
Barbara Johnson

Posted on:
November 16, 2014

I met you, Ron, through your lovely wife, Ilene, many years ago, so I've been a minor player in your life. Despite that, you have always treated me like a star. It wasn't just your charming smile, but that you exuded a unique warmth and caring that touched my heart. Throughout your last battle, I've rooted for you with a fervor, knowing that you were the sort to never give up. However, God had other plans for you and you were, unfortunately, tagged out clearing third base. You gave so much to so many and you will always be in my heart.

Posted by:
Bob Woodroof

Posted on:
November 15, 2014

My memory of Ron isn't a single moment in time. I have always felt that Ron was a driving force behind Slo Pitch Magazine which did a great deal toward nationalizing slow pitch softball. There were super teams in all of the regions across the US. It wasn't until Slo Pitch Magazine began in 1978 that these teams were known outside their areas. All of the events that followed occurred sooner because of the national exposure that Slo Pitch Magazine initiated. Thousands of tournament players were the benefactors of Ron's work... myself included.

Posted by:
Kristin amp; Graham Firrell

Posted on:
November 14, 2014

Dearest Marta,The Life Celebration today honoring your Dad was so incredibly beautiful. The love, the special words by all and the heavenly music touched my heart and soul deeply, as did your Father! What a privilege and honor it was to be there with you and the family to celebrate the amazing man that he was. Holding you all in our hearts and prayers xxooxx We feel tremendously blessed to have known him and will forever remember his kind heart and extraordinary talents as an artist and an exemplary human. With much love, Kristin amp; Graham

Posted by:
Tracy Sjobeck

Posted on:
November 14, 2014

My oldest friend in the world, Marta Rubenstein Harmon - we have known each other for 45 years, and therefore that is how long I have known Ron. As kids, he was a second father to me. When I got married in Colorado, Ron and Ilene Schwartz Rubenstein were there to share my joy and Marta was my Matron of Honor. You all are a second family to me and I hold such love and special memories in my heart. May my father George be sitting up in heaven now with Ron and may they both be watching over us all until we meet again.