Albertine Rubin

by | Feb 29, 2024 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – Albertine Rubin passed away February 9, in her home, surrounded by family, after battling cancer and heart disease.

She was born March 4, 1942, in Fez, Morocco. She was a veteran of the Israeli army and a hairdresser for over 50 years. She had a passion for gardening and enjoyed shopping.

Albertine lived a very full life, having resided in Spain, France, Israel, New Jersey, and Virginia, in addition to French Morocco. As a teenager, she ran an underground railroad to help Jews escape oppression after the French Protectorate ended there.

When she no longer felt safe, she snuck away on a fishing boat to Spain, where she lived for six months before immigrating to France. She lived in France for a number of years before moving to Israel and enlisting in the Army, where she was reunited with her family at the age of 20.

Albertine married her beloved husband, Leslie, in Linden, New Jersey on March 29, 1969, and they were together for nearly 55 years. Her family was her life, and she had a deep love for her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, daughter Gayle, sons Joshua and Brian, daughter-in-law Laura, grandsons Ryan O’Shields, Jayden Rodriguez and Axel Nathan Rubin, granddaughter Megan Lillian Rubin, sisters Helene Hunter and Solange Suissa, brother Gerard Suissa and sister-in-law Tsipi Suissa, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Simon Suissa and sister Jackie Muise.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

A funeral service was held at HD Oliver Funeral Apartments followed by a burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.