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Obituary: Joseph Anthony Rubino

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Joseph Anthony Rubino, 71, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.

Joe was born May 2, 1939, in Trenton, N.J. He loved music and played saxophone in a band called the Rhythmics that was quite successful for several years. He served in the Marine Reserve and returned to New Jersey to work as the Chief Clerk for the Mercer County Courthouse Prosecutor's office. In 1977, he relocated to Lake Havasu City, Ariz., where he secured a position as a drivers' license examiner. After retirement, Joe moved to Prescott Valley, Ariz., To keep busy, he worked at the 99 Cent Store, Liberty Kia and Shuttle-U. Joe loved music, old movies, travel and video poker. He was most proud of his role as a father, and he raised two happy, successful children on his own.

He is survived by his companion Shirley Yule of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; daughter Toni Ricigliano of Galveston, Texas; daughter Lori Rubino-Hare and Trent Hare of Flagstaff, Ariz.; son Richard Rubino of Chandler, Ariz.; mother Mary C. Rubino, 96, of Trenton, N.J.; sister Ann Provenzano of Yardley, Pa.; brother John A. Rubino Jr. of Trenton, N.J.; and sister Lucille Reading of New Port Richey, Fla. He was predeceased by his father, John A. Rubino Sr.

Memorial services will be on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Prescott VA chapel at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joe's memory to the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System or the American Cancer Society. The family would like to extend a special thank you to NAVAHCS for all their support.

"I think of my life as vintage wine, from fine old kegs from the brim to the dregs; and it poured sweet and clear; it was a very good year; it was a mess of good years."-Frank Sinatra

Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel assisted the family with the arrangements. Please sign Joe's online guestbook at

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