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Charles C. "Charlie" Rubenstein
Charles C. "Charlie" Rubenstein, age 88, of 303 Country Lane East, Orangeville (Stony Brook Circle), died at 12:52 a. m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he had been battling a lengthy illness
Born in Lightstreet on February 22, 1929, he was a son of the late Frank O. and Mary K. (Hoss) Rubenstein. He resided in the Lightstreet area his entire life.
Charlie was a devout member of St. Columba Catholic Church, Bloomsburg. He also belonged to Valley of Bloomsburg American Legion, Post 273, where he was a life member.
He was employed by Maier's Bakery, Berwick, for 24 years as a truck driver, retiring in 1992.
Charlie served with the US Army during the Korean War as a member of the 1st Battalion of the 511th Airborne Infantry Division and was honorably discharged in 1952.
His hobbies were gardening, woodworking, hunting, riding a motorcycle, NASCAR racing and watching the Phillies ball games.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Grace Lutz and Belle Levan, and a brother George H. Rubenstein.
Charlie is survived by his wife, the former Thelma M. Frey, with whom he celebrated his 66th wedding anniversary on April 10, 2017; three sons: Charles R. Rubenstein, Jr., and his wife Ellen; Douglas L. Rubenstein, and his wife Linda, all of Bloomsburg; Gary M. Rubenstein, and his wife Mary, Moncure, North Carolina; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. in St. Columba Catholic Church, 342 Iron Street, Bloomsburg, by Rev. Patrick A. Devine. Interment with military honors by the combined veterans group will be at the convenience of the family. A viewing will take place on Tuesday from 6-8 p. m. at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.
The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Thelma, You and your family are our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Barbara Hughes and Cathy Lytle
Barbara Hughes and Cathy Lytle Sep 13 2017 12:00 AM
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, The Hayman Family
Expression of Sympathy Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM
My heartfelt condolences to Thelma and the whole family in the lose of a special man. It has been my pleasure the past few months to care for Charlie and Thelma. In such a short time I have come to care very much for them both. So kind and friendly even being sick. I will miss him as you will. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Now he is at peace with no more pain and suffering.
Sharon Hess Sep 11 2017 12:00 AM