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Memorial for June Rubin

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Graveside: 11:00 AM Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Eternal Home Cemetery
1051 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014
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June Rubin died on Thursday, November 30, 2018 in Mill Valley. She was born on June 13, 1925 in San Francisco. Living most of her life in San Francisco and Marin Counties, June attended Washington High School and earned her BA and MA in Educational Media Technology from SFSU. She was an educator in many capacities. She taught nursery school for the Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, worked in the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco, was the librarian at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael, taught classes at Terra Linda High School and Kaiser Permanente.

As a lifelong learner, June took classes and attended lectures about Judaism, Chinese culture, opera and geology. She was an amateur photographer and loved museums, old movies (they weren’t old to her) and the fine arts. Music was a huge part of her life and she sang in numerous choirs, starting as a teen at Congregation Emanu-El. She was one of the original members of the Rodef Sholom choir, she sang for the USO during WWII, and in various other choirs and later in life, in a local madrigal group. She sang while she did housework.

She was one of the founding members of Rodef Sholom in San Rafael and volunteered in the Jewish community throughout her life. She also volunteered as a speaker for the AIDS Foundation and ushered at the Marin Civic Center. It was her love of Jewish Education that brought her to her last job, synagogue librarian, where she fell in love with her companion, David Stern, a library volunteer.

June’s favorite responsibility in life was being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

June is survived by her partner, David Stern of Mill Valley, her children, Linda Michels of San Rafael and Marvin Rubin (Ann) of Salinas, her granddaughters, Heather Erez (Shachar) of Boca Raton, Florida and Kimberly Rubin of Caldwell, Idaho, and her great-grandchildren, Noam, Eden and Rosie, and a great-great-grandson, Josiah.