Pamela Charles Charles Rubovits

November 28, 1943July 27, 2017

RUBOVITS, PAMELA “PAM” CHARLES, 73, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. She was the wife of James Rubovits for almost 49 years. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the University of Illinois where she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. She was a Professor of Psychology at Rhode Island College for 30 years, provided clinical services to The Providence Center for 25 years, and The Gordon School and numerous other schools and agencies. Pam was a “passionate and caring person” helping and improving the lives of children, families, friends, colleagues and students, all of whom enjoyed the special qualities that she had to offer. Pam and Jim loved to travel in the U.S. and abroad; Asia, South East Asia, Europe, New Zealand and most recently Cuba. They especially enjoyed several road trips to various regions of the U.S. with Rhode Island friends. She loved spending time with friends and neighbors in Rochester Vermont, reading, yoga, exercise classes, cooking, gardening and tea parties; and she loved hats and boas. Besides her husband, she is survived by her sister in law Lois Yaffe and her husband Alan; nephew Ken Yaffe and his wife Susan; niece Lynn Kaplan and her husband Dan; nephew Scott Yaffe and his wife Nee; and grandnieces and grandnephews Kira, Nikki, Lucas, Chloe, Noah, Charley and Julia. A celebration of Pam’s life will be held at the Foster Fire Company, 5 Mt Hygiea Rd., Foster, RI on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Providence Center, 528 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of RI, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904.


Pamela Charles Charles Rubovits

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Jim Hybl

August 24, 2017

Jim, I was saddened by the news of Pam's passing. I saw it in the local paper here in Rochester.
My heartfelt condolences to you and yours....Jim Hybl

Rick McCown

August 17, 2017

I am so sorry that we have lost Pam. I send you my condolences and assure you that you are in my thoughts and the thoughts of many. I hope that the sorrow is mixed with memories of happiness of happy times that were lit by Pam's marvelous smile and her unfailing kindness to others. I smile even now to think of the wonderful times we had in the Suite.

Joshua Anderson

August 13, 2017

Pam was a fun, intelligent, interesting lady, and I am very sorry that I had lost contact with her and Jim. May she rest in peace.

Marcy Driscoll

August 10, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about Pam's death. I always felt as though we shared a special bond, not just because of NCIC, but because we were Mt. Holyoke graduates and knew many of the same professors there. I have many wonderful memories of times we all shared in different cities where AERA and NCIC were held. You are in my thoughts.
Marcy Driscoll

Cindy Rotondo

August 8, 2017

I am so saddened by the loss of Pam. "Oh the Places You'll Go," is what she read to our (adult) class in her last year. I know she is in a blessed "place" now, and please know she was a true blessing in my life both personally and professionally. She will never be forgotten...

Cindy Rotondo

August 8, 2017

Pam was the brightest, most positive professor I had at RIC. Entertaining, light-hearted, and engaging, she made the mundane "fun" for her (adult) students... Pam, "Oh the Places You'll Go..."(as you read to us). God Bless You. You are amazing, and I know you are now in a blessed place. My condolences to your family.

Beth Frock

August 4, 2017

Jim, heart broken to hear this news. We Graham-Frocks are holding you in the light. With love, Beth

Mike and Judy Caron

August 4, 2017

Jim, I am very sorry to hear about Pam. Pam and you were part of the family at the MS Society, always supporting the events, and taking special interest in the scholarship program. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Peter DiMeo

August 2, 2017

Jim, I'm so sorry to have heard about Pam. I'm sure the many wonderful memories of your life and travels together will balance the sadness that you're feeling, now.

Teri Molloy

August 1, 2017

Jim, my sincere sympathy for your loss. I hope that the memories of the wonderful life that you shared with Pam bring you comfort in this time of sadness. You and your family will be in my prayers.