Witzke Funeral Homes Inc.

5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD


Stewart M Rubin

August 2, 1942November 6, 2019

Dr. Stewart Rubin, beloved husband of Harriet Rubin, died peacefully at home on Nov. 6 after a nearly two year battle with esophageal cancer. Stewart and Harriet would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in December. Born in Bronx NY in 1942, he grew up in the Parkchester community. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and then went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Harpur College (SUNY) and his DDS degree from New York University. The Rubin family moved to Columbia in 1971. Dr. Rubin practiced dentistry there for 36 years. He coached youth soccer in the Long Reach neighborhood for several seasons before becoming a soccer referee, officiating at Howard County youth and high school games for 25 years. Stewart was an enthusiastic sports participant throughout his life. He grew up playing basketball, baseball, handball, racquetball and paddleball, played on his school basketball and baseball teams and, later in life, enjoyed playing bocce in Howard County. After retiring Stewart pursued his interest in photography. He traveled with his wife to many places around the world taking pictures, with a particular enthusiasm for nature and wildlife. He enjoyed combining photography with birding, locally and in Florida. Stewart was devoted to his family and especially enjoyed making frequent trips to Pittsburgh, where he treasured spending time with his grandsons. He is survived by his sons Jonathan (Ellen) and Zack, grandsons Evan and Julian, sister Ronnie Rubin, aunts Janet and Glorya, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to your favorite charity in his memory.


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Stewart M Rubin

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Barbara & Larry Greenfeld

November 14, 2019

Dr. Rubin was one of the kindest medical professionals it has been our family members good fortune to have in our lives. Even after he retired, his warmth and caring was communicated to us whenever we went to his former practice through the wonderful pictures of his travels and the natural world. It was a treat to run into him there.

His service to Neighbor Ride over the years was another example of his dedication to his community. We remember how surprised and delighted my mom was when Dr. Rubin called her the evening before to confirm that he would be providing her ride the next day.

We will always think of him as a kind, decent, dedicated professional and friend. We have been honored to know him and grateful for his service to our family. May his memory always be bound up in the bonds of your family’s life.