Oct. 18, 1917 - Dec. 5, 2012
Edward Rubesh, 95, of Albany died Wednesday at the Mennonite Home.
Ed was born in El Campo, Texas, to Edward and Emilie (Jasek) Rubesh. He attended Oakview Country School near Scio and later joined the Navy. Ed served in the Philippines during World War II, stationed as a telephone lineman. After the war, he worked as an electrical lineman in the Albany area for Mountain States Power Company. He worked on the construction of dams next, installing generators in the powerhouses in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Ed took great pride in that he helped put up the first spar poles for the Timber Carnival.
Ed married Lois Wheadon in 1937 and she passed away in 1981. In 1983, Ed married Dorothy Henshaw in Reno, Nev.
A 65-year member of the IBEW, Ed retired from J & J Electric and enjoyed spending time traveling and with family. He was also a member of the Elks and Eagles lodges, the VFW, American Legion and the SOKOL Fitness Group. Ed was an avid elk hunter and loved to fish.
Ed loved his family and is survived by wife Dorothy; children Edward Joe Rubesh and wife Mary Lou of Scio, and Marlene Humphrey and husband Roy of Lebanon; stepdaughter Charyl James and husband Darrell of Albany; sisters Mary Boyanovsky of Scio and Edna McDonald of Stayton; grandchildren Jennifer Rubesh-Hughes and husband James, Shawn Rubesh and wife Staci, Cami Shore and husband Jim, Chelsea Paterson and husband Tommy, Casey Humphrey and wife Allysse; great-grandchildren Samantha and EJ Rubesh, Cheyanne Hughes, Kylie, Maren and Cooper Shore, and Brooklyn Paterson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; and sisters Lillian Whittle and Iva Novak.
Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Fisher Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Fisher Funeral Home. Private entombment will be at Willamette Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Shriners Children's Hospital or SafeHaven Humane Society may be sent in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 Washington St. S.W., Albany, OR 97321. Online condolences may be left at www.fisherfuneralhome.com.