YOUNGSTOWN – James J. LaRubbio, 91, died Feb. 21, 2013.
“Jim” was born Nov. 17, 1921, in the Brier Hill section of Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Maurizio and Josephine LaGuardia LaRubbio.
A 1938 graduate of The Rayen School, he served in World War II in England.
Upon his return, he worked at U.S. Steel McDonald Works and Wean United Engineering, from which he retired in 1983.
He will always be remembered by co-workers and management as a hard working and dedicated worker.
He married the former Antoinette Ruberto on Oct. 4, 1952.
Jim enjoyed family and friends, reading, working crossword puzzles and high school football.
He was an avid Penn State fan.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles, Ohio and the Sons of Italy Club in Brier Hill.
He is survived by a son, Maurice (Andrea) LaRubbio of Winter Springs, Florida; two daughters, Caroline (Tim) Matzye of Niles, Ohio and Barbara (Greg) Anerino of Sanibel Island, FL; two grandchildren, Brian and Andrea Matzye; a brother, Anthony “Tony” LaRubbio of Youngstown, OH; and sisters-in-law, Maggie LaRubbio of Poland, Ohio and Angela LaRubbio of Houston.
He will also be missed by his in-laws in Huian, China.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette on Oct. 27, 1985; his parents; brothers Frank, Victor, and Carl LaRubbio; sisters-in-law Angeline LaRubbio and Madeline LaRubbio; and nephews Morris LaRubbio and Christopher Manos.
There will be a gathering of family and friends Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at the Schiavone Funeral Home for a funeral service at 11 a.m. to celebrate the life of James J. LaRubbio.
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