Rubie Puritz

by | Oct 16, 2015 | Obituaries

Thousand Oaks, Calif.—Rubie Puritz, 82, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2015 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. with her daughters by her side.

She was born October 28, 1932 in Brooklyn, N. Y. to Faye and Martin Meyers of blessed memory.

After graduating high school, Rubie worked for Chubb Insurance before marrying Sheldon Puritz. They moved to Lakewood, N.J. in 1958 where she raised her daughters and was actively involved in Temple Beth Am Shalom, volunteering in many capacities. She will be remembered for her sense of fashion, her devotion to her wide circle of friends and her love for her grandchildren.

Rubie is predeceased by her parents, Martin and Faye Meyers, her sisters Gertrude Nathanson and Pearl Klugerman and her beloved husband Sheldon whom she was married to for 53 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Dr. Holly Puritz (Dr. Stephen Wohlgemuth) and Leslie Kneller (Jack Kneller), her grandchildren, Zachary Wohlgemuth (Allie), Leah Wohlgemuth, Ben Kneller (Emily), Jake Kneller and great granddaughter Lily Kneller. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews with whom she was very close.

A service celebrating her life was held at Temple Beth Am Shalom in Lakewood, N. J. Burial and a meal of remembrance followed at the temple. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Am Shalom.