Vince Rubeo passed this morning, peacefully and quietly. There is a gathering of family and friends on Saturday at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah on Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 7. We celebrate Vince’s courage, strength, determination, his kind heart and lifelong commitment to peace and justice. His obituary is below.
Rubeo, Vincent J., 85, of Katonah, NY died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 after a twenty-five year struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on December 25, 1928 in Yonkers, NY, the first son of Vincent J. Rubeo and Mary (Della Camera) Rubeo. Vinnie was a veteran of the Korean War, where his experience of the senseless suffering of wounded soldiers ignited his life-long passion for peace, social justice and a clean environment. Through a thirty-five year career as a social studies teacher in Ossining, NY, he worked passionately for the welfare of his students and helped organize the first teachers union. He was also a carpenter, building his own home, which he filled with his beloved books. Vinnie is survived by his five children: Peter of Katonah, NY, Paul (Vera) of Ulster Park, NY, Chris of Los Angeles, CA, Mary (Greg) Gaiser of Miami Springs, FL, Elizabeth (Tom) Kelsey of Yorktown Heights, NY; ten cherished grandchildren and his siblings: Paul (Theresa) of Yonkers, NY and Thomas (Gloria) of Wappingers Falls, NY. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 4 to 7pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to IFCO at www.ifconews.org.