Orlando  Rubeis


Orlando "Lindy" Rubeis, 96, of New Castle passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, May 15, 2019, at Avalon Nursing Home.
Mr. Rubeis was born Dec. 1, 1922, in Redbank, Pennsylvania (Clarion County), a son of the late Dominic and Paolina Pezzuti Rubeis.
A lifelong area resident, he graduated from New Castle High School in 1942 and later completed an associate degree at the former New Castle Business College.
A proud veteran, Orlando served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in the European Theatre of operation.
He married his beloved wife of nearly 38 years, the former Catherine Mescall, on July 10, 1948, and she passed away on May 10, 1986.
Orlando retired in 1987 from Tanner Plating, New Castle, where he worked as a chrome plater for more than 20 years. He previously worked as a brick maker for Fenati Brick, also in New Castle.
Orlando was a longtime member of Mary, Mother of Hope Parish.
He enjoyed spending time outdoors working in his garden and going dancing, especially at the events held in Cascade Park's dance pavilion.
Orlando is survived by a daughter, Pauline (Robert) Buckley of New Castle; a sister, Gemma Casteel of Munroe Falls, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Mary Rubeis of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Orlando was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas Rubeis and an infant boy; an infant daughter; a sister, Annie Kidell; and three brothers, Nello, Enzo and Carmen Rubeis.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
A Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church, 124 N. Beaver St., New Castle, with the Rev. Victor J. Molka Jr. serving as celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery where full military honors will be rendered by the New Castle Area Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on May 15, 2019
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Steve Roper
May 16, 2019
I worked with Orlando at Tanner Plating in the 1970s,he was certainly a fine man,some of the things he has said have been with me my entire life.He shall certainly be missed.may God Bless you Orlando and guide your family through these trying times. Steve