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Dorothy J. Rubino

May 18, 1933 ~ June 15, 2022 (age 89)


Dorothy Rubino, 89, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, June 11, 2022. She was born in Youngstown, OH on May 18, 1933, the third of six children to Eugene and Angeline Rubino.

From an early age, Dorothy was a prolific writer, humorist, and editor of school publications. She became the first in her family to pursue a college education, receiving a bachelor’s degree in English from Youngstown University (1956). She taught at West Junior High in Youngstown before deciding to become a full-time homemaker.

She acted with great passion and resolve for everything she believed in, including her family whom she loved dearly, organic gardening, healthy lifestyles, and protecting the environment--all of which she championed long before it was popular to do so. Dorothy was an excellent writer and seamstress who made legendary pies and decorated specialty cakes. She had a playful spirit and an infectious laugh. She was a caring friend to many in need, whether family or stranger, 2-legged or 4-legged.

Dorothy is survived by her brother, Raymond, and sister, Theresa Kuti. She raised 11 children with her then husband, Carmen Leone, including Maria of Canton, OH; Elena (Jim) Powell; Carmen (Gayle) of Chelsea, MI; Danielle of San Francisco, CA; Gene (Kinna) Ohman-Leone of Saranac Lake, NY; Chris; Dave (Simone); Teresa; Andi (Sam); Nick (Alayne); and Gina (Dan). She has 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Her parents and brothers, Tony, Gene, and Carmen, have passed on.

During the later years of her life, Dorothy was cared for by a community of people. The family would like to especially thank Stephanie Stankorb for her exceptional and dedicated care. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to plant a tree (link below) or to any environmental cause of your choice.

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