Catherine E. Rubeor, 79, registered nurse

February 28, 2003

Catherine E. Rubeor, 79, registered nurse

Catherine E. Rubeor, a retired registered nurse and longtime Riderwood resident, died of complications from a heart infection Tuesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 79 and a resident of Oak Crest Village in Parkville.

Born and raised in Bradford, Vt., Catherine Totas was a graduate of Bradford Academy and earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, N.H.

During World War II, she worked at Fort Devon, Mass., nursing wounded soldiers. After the war, she worked in Boston, where she met and married Arthur L. Rubeor in 1948. Her husband, who worked for CIGNA Insurance Co., died in 1994.

A resident of Rider Avenue since 1961, Mrs. Rubeor worked as a nightshift medical-surgical nurse at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for 20 years until retiring in 1985.

She lived for several years in Springfield, Mass., and moved to the Parkville retirement community last year.

Mrs. Rubeor enjoyed entertaining and preparing New England-style dishes for family and friends.

She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

She is survived by two sons, Arthur L. Rubeor Jr. of Riderwood and Robert J. Rubeor of Towson; a daughter, Mary C. Hirsch of Catonsville; three sisters, Mary Totas of Newport, R.I., Alice White of Springfield, Mass., and Elaine Stark of Wilder, Vt.; and three grandchildren.

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