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October 11, 1926 ~ February 13, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Martin Rubenstein passed away peacefully on February 13, 2023. Martin was born in Brooklyn, NY, the youngest of 6 siblings, and was raised in Lawrence, Long Island. He served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II, acting as a control tower operator in England. After the war, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He was hired by Werner International – a management consulting firm – in 1951, where he worked until his retirement in 1996.
Martin married Barbara Wayne in 1955, and they raised their family in Larchmont, NY. They had a wonderful life together, with many great friends and close family, a rich social life and enjoyable travel. Regrettably, their time together was cut short due to an illness Barbara suffered, and after a courageous fight, she passed away in 1997.
Lightning struck a second time for Martin when he met Marcia Wallace in 1999. They became domestic partners the following year and have enjoyed twenty-three years together. Martin relished Marcia’s large extended family, the wonderful parties she would host, their shared love for the arts and fine food, and current events.
Martin led an active lifestyle, playing tennis and golf into his late ‘80’s. He enjoyed playing bridge in retirement and was an active member of the Old Guard, serving as its president for a period of time. One of his hallmarks was recruiting more diverse members to the organization. He also enjoyed volunteering at Westchester Community College teaching English as a Second Language.
Martin is survived by Marcia, three sons Steve, Don (Syl) and Alan (Martha), eight grandchildren Katelyn, Annie, Emma, Christine, Andrew, Melissa, Emily and Becca and one great-granddaughter (Ruby). Donations may be made to The Scleroderma Foundation and The Glaucoma Organization.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday February 15, 2023 at Waterbury & Kelly Funeral Home at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings on Hudson, NY