Obituary of Theodore Rubino
South Plainfield, NJ – Theodore Rubino, 85, passed away at ProMedica Skilled Nursing & Rehab in Piscataway on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Born in Newark to the late Dominick and Mary (Del Pomo) Rubino, Ted grew up in Nutley and has been a resident of South Plainfield since 1964.
Ted was an honorably discharged veteran where he served his country in the United States Air Force for four years. He then enlisted in the United States Army National Guard where he served for a total of twenty-four years. After his military career, Ted worked at several locations as an Electronic Technician and up until his death, he was a computer guru.
He started his religious life as an altar boy and currently was a longtime Knights of Columbus Member. Ted was a faithful communicant of The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield. An avid animal lover, Ted also belonged to the South Plainfield Senior Citizens and the American Legion Chaumont Post 243. In Ted’s spare time, he could be found listening to music and writing poetry.
The last of four children, he was predeceased by his sisters; Norma Vitiello and Dolores Apgar and by his brother Dominick Rubino. Ted leaves behind his loving wife of sixty-two years; Theresa (Bencivenne) Rubino and their children; Judith Zujkowski and her husband Darren of Hamilton, Robin Steinberg and her husband Dr. Michael Steinberg of Wayne and Michael Rubino and his wife Diane of Monroe. He will be missed dearly by his four cherished grandchildren; Christina Brown and her husband Garrett, Amanda Steinberg, Ryan Zujkowski and Matthew Steinberg as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 4pm until 8pm and on Thursday, October 5, 2023 beginning 9:00am.
Prayers will be held 9:30am in the funeral home on Thursday, October 5, 2023 followed by a 10:00am funeral mass at The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield. Ted will be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in Middletown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to any animal charity of your choice or to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) would be appreciated.