Samuel Rubin

by | Mar 21, 2014 | Obituaries

Naples, FL—Samuel Rubin, 90, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 in Naples, Fla.

He was born in Baltimore, Md. in 1924, the son of Goldie and Joe Rubin.

Sam was the middle of three sons including the late Daniel and Stanley Rubin.

He grew up in Pomeroy, Ohio and Parkersburg, W.Va. before settling in Charleston, W.Va.

A World War II Army veteran, Sam graduated from Ohio State University. He worked with his two brothers in the oil and gas industry, serving as president of Blue Creek Gas for 35 years before forming Rubin Resources, Inc. with his son Rick.

Sam is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sugar; his daughter, Debbi Steiger and husband, Jim of Virginia Beach; son, Rick Rubin and wife, Wendy of Charleston; daughter Carol Rubin of Naples; grandchildren, Jodi and Mike Lazarus, Brett and Andrea Steiger, Ali and Ryan Rubin, Amy and Brooke Greenspan; and great-granddaughter, Sydney Lazarus.

Sam was active in Charleston at B’nai Jacob Synagogue and the Jewish Federation. He was a member of the House of Delegates in West Virginia. He served as president of the Charleston Tennis Club, on the board of directors of South Hills Bank, was a member of the Independent Oil & Gas Association and an active Rotarian.

Upon retiring and moving to Naples, Sam and Sugar lived at Wyndemere Country Club. Sam was a member of Temple Shalom and volunteered with the Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Services. He also spent 14 years volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Sam loved to travel, play golf, read, and achieved life master in bridge.

The family suggests donations to Habitat for Humanity of Naples, B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Charleston, Temple Shalom in Naples, or Avow Hospice in Naples. A service was held at Temple Shalom in Naples.