Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Leona Rubin

March 2, 1937 - November 24, 2021


Date and Time

Monday, November 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rabbi Bruce Elder
Congregation Hakafa


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Rubin Residence
5019 Wright Terrace
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
6PM - 9PM
Masks and Vaccines required

Shiva coordinator
Mrs. Melissa Kaufman

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Memorial Contributions

Illinois Action for Children
Attention: Sandy Matthews
4753 North Broadway, 12th Floor
Chicago Illinois 60640.


Leona “Lee” Rubin (née Applebaum) 84, the last living family Matriarch, passed away as she lived, on her own terms, with a sharp mind, unparalleled courage, strength, and fabulous nails—to begin, in her own words, “a new adventure.” her daughter, niece, and nephew by her side. Leona was the beloved wife to the love of her life, the late Elmer “Al” Rubin, magnificent mother of Sari, proudest bubbie of Ian Paul, devoted daughter of the late Annie and Harry Applebaum, sweet sister of the late Samuel and Jacqueline, loving aunt and great aunt to her nieces and nephews and loyal friend to many. Service Monday 1 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Westlawn. Memorial gifts may be made to Illinois Action for Children, www.actforchildren.org or 4753 North Broadway, 12th floor, Chicago IL 60640. Attention: Sandy Matthews. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com.


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Leona Rubin below and
we will share them with the family.
My heart hurts. Such an absolutely wonderful person. Lee always welcomed me into her home and told me there was an open invitation to dinner any time. I will miss her and hope to be as strong and courageous as she!

Linda Lamb
November 26, 2021
Lee was just so lovely. She was kind and warm, and loved you for who you are. She will be missed. May her memory be a blessing to all of us.

Alejandra Dashe
December 1, 2021
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