Rubush, Jr., Robert Miller

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Robert Miller Rubush, Jr., 90, passed away on December 30, 2011, at his retirement home in Seminole, Fla. after a long illness. He was the son of the late Robert M. Sr. and Virginia Brown Rubush. He was the husband of the late Margaret Tarter Rubush, and brother of the late Virginia Rubush Cabell.

Born in Alliance, Ohio in 1921, he was educated in the Alliance Schools and graduated from Alliance High School. Bob was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) where he received a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He was employed at the Lynchburg Foundry in Radford, Virginia prior to pursuing interests in his field of work in Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. During World War II, Bob served in the United States Army as an officer in Anti-Air-craft Artillery in the European Theater.

As a young man, he was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying small aircraft. Bob had a great interest in cars of varied makes and models. In later years, he was an avid Airstream trailer traveler and traveled throughout the United States. Bob was a very active member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Seminole, Fla.

Bob Rubush is survived by his second wife, Margaret B. Rubush, of Seminole, Fla.; daughter, Sarah H. Rubush, of Roanoke; son and daughter-in-law, Robert S. and Ann Rubush, of Cary, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, William Shannon and Charlene Rubush, of Donaldsonville, Ga. ; three grandchildren, Scott, Katie, and Matt; three stepgrandchildren, Cathy, Michael, and Jennifer; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel in Wytheville, conducted by Pastor Steve Ridenhour. Private burial service will be at a date yet to be determined by the family.

Those who wish to do so may make memorial contributions to St. Johns Endowment Fund, C/O Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Main St., Wytheville, VA, or to a charity of their choice.

Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.