Murray S. Rubinstein

Life Story

Murray S. Rubinstein, 85, of Lewiston, passed away on Saturday, April 27th at his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in New York City on February 11th, 1928. He graduated from Hunter College and went on to continue his education and obtain his Masters in Biology from Columbia University. On February 5, 1955, Murray married the love and light of his life, Estelle, in New York.

Murray served in the US Army followed by short a career in teaching and liquor sales. Murray also opened a glove factory in Livermore Falls, with longtime friend Bob Allen. He and Bob Allen also opened A and R safety equipment before going into the shoe business. Murray travelled all over Europe acquiring designs for shoes to bring back to the States. He also worked in Cornish, Maine promoting sales in women’s handbags and accessories. One of his largest accounts was LL Bean. He was known in the industry as one of the top salesmen in the business.

Murray enjoyed crossword puzzles, golf and snow-skiing, and most of all, spending quality time with his children and grandchildren.  Murray is survived by his Wife of 58 years, Estelle, his Brother Sidney (Helene), his two children, Ira (Paula) and Karen (Jon), four Grandchildren, Samuel, Lea, Jarrod and Jonathan and his three great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Catherine, and Kylie.  Murray was a Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather, G-d Father and Friend and was dearly loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

The Rubinstein Family would like to offer a very special “Thank You” to the staff at Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice, as well as Ms. Colette Newell and Mr. Jeremy Ellis for all of their assistance and unwavering efforts in making Murray’s final days with us as comfortable as possible. A special thank you to the owner and trainer at “The Gym”, Michelle and Sara, for their tireless efforts to keep Murray mobile and strong during his illness. Their dedication to their profession and to our Family has been heartfelt.

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