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Arnold "Arnie" David Rubin

February 8, 1944 October 12, 2020
Arnold "Arnie" David Rubin
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Obituary for Arnold "Arnie" David Rubin

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the loss of our father, Arnold David Rubin, 76. Arnie passed away on Monday, October 12th, 2020 at home, surrounded by those he loved.

It is difficult to put a lifetime of a life well lived into a paragraph, but here is the story of our dad.

He was born in Seattle, Washington on February 8, 1944, to David and Margaret (Flynn) Rubin. The oldest of two boys, he is preceded in death by both his parents and brother, Dan Rubin. He was always the go getter and bought his first home at 18. He joined the National Guard and was recently telling us stories about the fog rolling into the barracks at Fort Hood and they had to leave the windows open all night and it was miserably cold. There were many good memories too. Soon after discharging from the guard, he moved to Los Angeles and would regale us with stories of LA in the 60’s. He moved back to the Pacific Northwest and opened up an Abbey Carpet store that was very successful. In the mid 70’s, he met the love of his life that would change his life and career path. Together with his wife Donna, they moved to Sacramento, California and operated a Winchell’s Donut shop. In 1981, along with his in-laws, Bob and Jan MItchell, he opened Solano Baking Company. He loved baking and he loved his family.

Vacationing and travelling were always a true passion and he could often be found at his cabin in Markleeville. He took a trip across the country by train, traveled the seas by cruise ships, visited Mexico often, and most recently toured China and Costa Rica. He truly loved everywhere he visited.

After retirement Arnie started a new chapter by helping others and joining The City of Vacaville’s Faith In Action and volunteered driving seniors to their appointments. This was life changing for Arnie, and he made great friendships with the seniors he drove.

His sense of humor and love for family will be remembered by all who knew him. He is survived by his children, Kendra Benz (Gerna), Darrin Rubin (Debbie), Brenna DeMartini Boykin (Jason), grandchildren, Kasey (Rebecca) and Derik (Ashlie) Rubin, Noelle and Dalton DeMartini, Morgan, Charles, and Augustus Boykin, Kara and Keely Benz and of course, his beloved Sugar and Nadine.

School day’s Dad, macaroni school days and we hope homemade mashed potatoes are on the menu every day in heaven, and that they are just like your grandma made everyday. We miss you so much but know you are no longer suffering. Until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers, please make a toast to our Dad with a shot glass filled with his favorite beverage, Jaegermiester.

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