William Rubasch, Sr.

Obituary of William George Rubasch, Sr.

William George Rubasch, Sr., 74, passed away on July 30, 2022. He was born October 10, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois.

Bill enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1967 and was stationed in Alaska and Washington, D.C.

He moved to Oak Park, Illinois, where he married his wife of 51 years, Mary Jo. 

They moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 1975 when Bill owned and operated Mostly Golf Pro Shop.  He then worked for the U.S. Postal Service.  After an early retirement, he worked as a math tutor for La Paloma Academy.  He loved to fish and golf and was a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs and Bears.

He has three children: Jacqueline Rubasch Trujillo (Sean Watins), Amy Rubasch (Andy Huffman), Billy Rubasch (April);  five grandchildren: Madison Trujillo, Daniel Trujillo, Charlotte Trujillo, William Rubasch III, and Mason Rubasch;  his sisters-in-law: Carol Thies (Cole), Pat Rubasch, and Deb Rubasch; he also has numerous nieces and nephews, whom he dearly loved. 

In his retirement, Bill loved to spend his days at home with his dogs (his “babies”).  He spoiled them with chicken nuggets and too many dog treats.  He loved his daily routines and prided himself on caring for Mary Jo’s flowers.  He had a couple of games he loved to play on his phone and even was loved by the people who were in his golf and clash clans.  Most of all, he treasured the time he could be with his family and grandkids.  He loved loading up his babies and picking up chicken nuggets and driving to Billy’s house to be with Billy’s boys when they got home from school.  He loved his family, and if they needed him, he was there.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and June Rubasch; infant sister, Marie Katherine; his aunt and uncle, John and Ruth Zimmermann; his cousin, Helen; his two brothers, Richard Rubasch and Anthony Rubasch; his sister-in-law, Linda Reardon; and his son-in-law, Andrew Huffman.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, 11:00 a.m., at Bring’s Chapel, 6910 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona.

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Memorial Service

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 27, 2022
BRING'S Broadway Chapel
6910 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona, United States
(520) 296-7193
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