by | Jul 14, 2017 | Obituaries

NORFOLK—Rebecca Rosenberg Rubin, 90, was born in Cuba in 1927 and died peacefully Thursday, June 29, 2017.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Burt Rubin of Norfolk, and Ann Rodgers of Nags Head, N.C.; her daughter, Lisa Maki and her husband, Alan of Lunenburg, MA; and a step-brother, Jackie Rosenberg and his wife, Merci of Miami, Fla.

Rebecca moved from Cuba to New York at the age of 18 where she met her late husband, Stewart “Steve” Rubin. She had careers in retail, management, and as a medical seminar coordinator.

Since 1984, Rebecca and Steve vacationed in Nags Head, and New England, and in retirement, traveled to Europe, and vacationed in Cancun four weeks per year, developing life-long friendships wherever they went. Rebecca was always quick to smile and laugh, encouraging everyone to jump in and enjoy all of life’s gifts. She loved planning parties and gatherings for friends and family. She enjoyed trips to the opera and theater, and was an amazing knitter, cook, and would dance anytime the music played. She liked getting her hair and nails done and looking her best every day. She was generous and warm, welcoming everyone to sit and chat, always seeing the good in everyone. Her friends and family may celebrate her wonderful life privately in their hearts.

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