Fred Rubin, 81, of Hoboken, NJ, formerly of Bayonne, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, May 11th 2022 at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is survived by his loving wife Alphonsine “Honey” Rubin (nee Petrillo), son Marc Rubin and his wife Tracy Rubin (nee Syracuse), brothers Michael and Jeffrey Rubin, grandchildren Addison and Leah Rubin, nieces Andrea Petrillo Cassidy, Donna Famelio (nee Rubin) and Sarina Rubin and nephews Joseph Petrillo and Michael Rubin. He is predeceased by his parents Benjamin Rubin and Jennie “Rose” Rubin (nee Rubenstein).
Fred was born at Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in Jersey City, NJ on October 25th, 1940. He spent his entire childhood in Bayonne, NJ, where his father owned a jewelry store for many years. He attended Jersey City State College (now New Jersey City University) for a brief time before transferring to and graduating from St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, KS. He then began a bartending career that started in Belmar, NJ, first at Reggie’s Bar, then at the Tropical Pub, before bringing those talents up north to Monaghan’s Bar in Jersey City. He would soon begin his 31-year career as an elementary school teacher in Newark, NJ, mostly spent at Wilson Avenue School in the city’s Ironbound Section. In retirement, he would soon find himself behind the bar again, this time at The Wilton House in Hoboken, NJ.
He married his wife Honey on May 7th, 1977 at George’s (now The Graycliff) in Moonachie, NJ. After spending some time in Union City, NJ and North Bergen, NJ, Fred and Honey moved to Hoboken in 1987, where he became a member of the local Elks Lodge #74 and spent his remaining years.
Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, and a dear friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all.
Visitation services will be held at the Failla McKnight Memorial Home on Sunday, May 15th from 3-8 pm. Entombment services the following day at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum in North Arlington, NJ will be private. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to one of Fred’s favorite charities, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.