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Ronald Rubin

June 13, 1952 — December 18, 2023

Ronald Rubin


Ronald Lewis Rubin

Born June 13, 1952; passed away at home on December 18, 2023. Son of the late Solomon and Anne (Mazer) Rubin.

At an early age, Ron first fell in love with radio on trips to the “hi-fi” store with his father.  Later he learned to build radio kits for himself and his friends. He began working in radio as a teenager at George Washington High School and throughout his college years at Temple University.  During college, he was a camp counselor over several summers at Camp Beker.  He would often work overnights as a DJ on the radio during these same summers, driving back and forth between the camp and the radio station.  He treasured his time at Camp Beker and even kept in touch with several of “his kids”, enjoying keeping up with their successes over the years.

After college, he moved to Miami and later Washington, DC to work full-time as a DJ and program director.  He was known for his “big radio voice”, his skills in programming and finding talent, and his kind and generous nature in what could be a cutthroat profession.  He was proud of his work creating the WJOK and WALY radio stations and especially of the men and women he brought in to work at the stations.  His final professional endeavor was the creation of BoomerRadio, and internet streaming service targeted to music lovers like himself that grew up on Top-40 radio and expanded their tastes with age.  It was during this time that he met his future wife, Janet, and began a romance that would last a lifetime.

Beyond his work in radio, Ron enjoyed the hobby of ham radio, earning his license over 30 years ago.  He built ham components and set up his ever-growing ham shack wherever he lived.  He was a proud member of the Rooster Net and the Frankford and PhilMont radio clubs in the Philadelphia area.  He was a past member of multiple clubs in Maryland, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania.  He earned is DXCC, a certificate for making contact with other hams in over 100 different countries.  He met many of his best friends through the ham radio hobby.

He was also a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Phillies.  He spent countless hours talking about the teams, the management, the players, and their chances to win it all this year.  Even when the teams disappointed him, he knew there was always next year.  He loved animals and always wanted both a dog and a cat around the house.  He had a talent for finding the perfect pet and doting on them with his warm and loving heart.

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Janet, his brother Elliot Rubin, his niece Janice Cowan, his nephew, Max Rubin, and countless friends, fellow hams, and radio professionals.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the animal welfare charity of the donor’s choosing.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service Friday December 22, 2023 precisely at 1:30 P.M. at Goldstein's Rosenbergs' Raphael Sacks Funeral Home, 310 2nd Street Pike Southampton PA 18966. Interment Shalom Memorial Park.

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 22, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Goldsteins Rosenberg's Funeral Directors Suburban North

310 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966

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