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Samuel Rubenstein died peacefully on March 16, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA with his sons at his side while listening to Brahms. Samuel was 92 years old. Samuel was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School and attended Settlement Music School. Samuel’s primary passion in life was classical music and to this end worked in the music industry for many years as a classical record buyer. He was also an accomplished violist who played in a quartet group for over 50 years.  Samuel’s ear for music was utilized during World War II where he was responsible for decoding the Morse code for his army unit within the 11th Armored Division. Samuel’s unit fought heroically in the Battle of the Bulge and notably liberated Mauthausen concentration camp. After serving in the US Army, Samuel enlisted in the US Navy where he performed in the US Navy Band. During these years Samuel performed at the Eisenhower inauguration. Samuel’s other passion, besides music was baseball.  He originally was an avid Philadelphia A’s and later on a Phillies fan. His passion for baseball and music was passed on to his sons and grandchildren. During his later years Samuel heroically took care of his loving wife Miriam whom he was married for 52 years before she predeceased him in 2009. Samuel is survived by his sons Marc (Irene) and Carl (Jodi) and his grandchildren Lea, Dean, Joshua and Mitchell. Contributions in Samuel’s honor can be made to either the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, Settlement Music School or any other charitable organization of your choice.

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