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Preston Claude Rubright

October 15, 1921 ~ November 23, 2018 (age 97)

Preston Claude Rubright, born October 15th 1921, passed away surrounded by family on November 23, 2018.

He was the patriarch and last surviving member of his immediate family of 6 brothers and sisters and wife Bertice Rubright. He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Russell and Suki Rubright of Cheyenne, WY,  Sandra and Kevin Hughes of Flagler Beach, Florida, and Susan and Chip Weldon of West Chester, PA. He has 9 grandchildren- David, Angela, Nathan, Brandon, Ryan, Courtland, Taylor, Evan and Corrine and 6 great grandchildren.

Preston or "Rube" as many lovingly called him, was a resident of Mayfair for 68 years, located in Northeast Philadelphia, PA. He served honorably and proudly with the US Navy on the USS White Marsh as a Baker during World War II.

He took great pride in his work, contributing to his family at a young age during the depression. His first job was at Tastykake and later worked as a millwright, cabinetmaker and carpenter with ITE/Gould for 35 years. He loved to travel and spent his retirement years baking, sewing, mastering the computer, taking thousands of photos and videos, and doing masterful carpentry work for family and friends, always with a Bud Lite in hand.

Preston’s family will receive relatives and friends on December 28th from 10:00 AM until his Funeral Service begins at 11:00 at Calvary Lutheran Church on 730 S. New Street, West Chester, PA, 19382. Internment with Military Honors will follow at Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery at 12:30pm located at 1235 Birmingham Rd, West Chester, PA 19382 with a celebration life reception immediately after at the home of Susie and Chip, 978 Regimental Drive West Chester, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Unite for HER, a non-profit dedicated to women affected by breast cancer at 127 E Chestnut St, West Chester, PA 19380 or online at  OR the Disabled American Veterans at would be greatly appreciated by his family.


Donations may be made to:

Unite for HER
127 E. Chestnut St., West Chester PA 19380

Disabled American Veterans

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