Thomas Laurence Rubinic, 74, of Oberlin, died peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Gardens of Camp Hill Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born January 8, 1945 in Oberlin, the 14th of 16 children born to the late John and Ljuba (Blazina) Rubinich. Thomas went to school and worshipped at St. Mary's in Steelton, which later became Prince of Peace Parish. He worked for over 30 years at Goodwill Industries in Harrisburg.
He is survived by brothers Peter Rubinic (Ann, deceased) of Oberlin; Michael Rubinich (Helen) of Bressler; Franklin Rubinic (Dee) of Oberlin; sisters, Christina Mihelich (George, deceased) of Annville; Sally Vranicar (Ivan) of Oberlin; Veronica Smith (Wayne) of Bressler; Margaret Hribljan (Mike, deceased) of Burlington, Ontario; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Anthony Rubinic (Ellen, deceased) of Lawnton; John Rubinec (Edeltraut) of Oberlin; Joseph Rubinic (Dottie, deceased) of Chambers Hill; sisters, Mera Radic (Emerick, deceased) of Bressler; Anita Eurieck (Fred, deceased) of Oberlin; Catherine Gorup (Louis, deceased) of Steelton; Frances Zilinski (George, deceased) of Oberlin; and Bernardine Haas (Kenneth, deceased) of Bressler.
He loved to visit and be visited by his family. He enjoyed wood working, lifting weights, watching football, and cowboy movies. He was a big fan of the music and movies of Elvis Presley, with whom he shared a birthday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:30 am in Prince of Peace-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 815 S. Second St., Steelton with Very Rev. David L. Danneker, his Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30 am until 11:00 am in Wiedeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 357 S. Second St., Steelton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aurora Social Rehabilitation Services, 401 Division St., Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Goodwill Keystone Area, 1150 Goodwill Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17101.