Greetings Altair Crew.
Unfortunately, I received the following two emails.
"For those of you who knew my father Ira E. Rubin, it is with extreme sadness the I have to share with you of his passing. Dad died on Sunday August 12, 2007 after a valiant battle with heart disease. As with everything, dad put all his efforts improving his health and making himself better. Unfortunately, he couldn't win this one.
He always cherished his memories and friends from the Navy and was extremely pleased to have been able to help plan your recent reunion.
"It is with great sadness that I share the news with your group of the passing of Ira E. Rubin. As he chaired your recent reunion, many of you know him. Dad served on the USS Altair in the late 50's. Dad passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2007 after a long battle with heart disease. He gave it a great fight, but in the end he just couldn't fight any longer.
Dad was very proud of his service in the Navy and of being able to help plan your reunion. He was very pleased to get everyone together and of the success of the event.
If you would like to send your sympathies to my mother, you may do so at the following address:
621 Ridge Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Thank you for being part of his life.
How sad..........Ira was a great friend and did such a wonderful job in running our first reunion. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rubin family.