- February 29, 1936 - September 11, 2016
- Saint Petersburg, Florida
of Elizabeth's Passing
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Arrangements made by
Brewer & Sons Dunedin Chapel
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“Momma Bear, Oh, how we miss you so! What a blessing you have been to me. I couldn't have asked for a better mother-n-law. You had loved me like I was...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Monica Reubens - Family
“R I P. Dear Elizabeth. Fine human beingWonderful wife. Great mother. Loving and special granny
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jeff Person - St pete, FL
“Ms. Liz, The best memories that i have of you is growing up knowing you and your family. I am very lucky to have known you all of...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Ginger Pishl - Saint Petersburg, FL
“Hi grandma, I miss u so much my sweet little grandma XOXO I miss Yay!!!! Lola is fine she is at my house watch me as I get older and wiser I'm...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Lenny Reubens - St pete, FL
“Liz, I have great memories of our time working together. I remember the time we were in charge of the pop corn stand at the Spring festival. How...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sue DiCaro - Gulfport, FL
“I will always love you Aunt Liz. You always saw the good in me. I will always be there for my cousins..Say hello to everyone from our family....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Debra Love - CLEARWATER, FL
“Mom,You always kept me on track to stay in college and get my degree. I am who I am today because of you! I love you so much and could not have asked...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Joan Reubens - St. petersburg, FL
Our mother, Elizabeth Arsanian Reubens was born in Queens, New York in 1936 to Michael Arsanian and Dorothy Killick. She was the middle child of two sisters: the oldest sister Joan Carey and younger sister Susannah Impallomeni. In 1952 Elizabeth married "The man of my dreams" Leonard Reubens who passed in 2001 at the age of 66. They had 5 children Michael, Matthew, Joan, Edward and John. In 2009 Michael passed away at the age of 49.
Mom was a dedicated Registered Nurse who worked in NYC in hospitals with a love for emergency room care. Moving to St. Petersburg Florida in 1973 she found her true calling in Geriatric Nursing becoming the Director of Nursing at many nursing homes in the Tampa Bay area. She was a true patient advocate and loved her residents. We all heard her say many times that patient care, respect and dignity are paramount. According Betty Bargeron and Sue Dicaro, colleagues and dear friends of my mother's said, "She always had a solution to any problem that someone would come to her with. She was always available to talk to and was a caring and compassionate person. She will be missed by all. "
She loved the people she worked with. She was tough. If you were a good caring Nurse, CNA, or any Care Giver she loved you.
As respected as she was in the field of geriatrics she was hired as a consultant and flown all over the country to turn failing nursing homes around.
Mom always kept her nursing license current.
After retirement mom spent her time with her family and with the joys of life her beautiful grandchildren. First came Stephanie Pearl Elizabeth Reubens 11 and then a year later came Leonard Arthur Urdal Reubens 10.
As a family we were so lucky to have a mother who was so caring and wise and was always there for any of us. Not only were we lucky to have such an amazing mother but to have such kind and loving father as well was like winning the lottery of life.
Not just her children felt the love and wisdom of mom. In her last days of life there was always at least 15 to 20 people out in the hospital family waiting room. As anyone who knows mom knows that she was very private person, but if she loved you she opened her heart to you and would treat you as her own.
The success of a person's life is what they leave behind.
Son Michael Reubens and Debra Reubens
Son Matthew Reubens and Monica Reubens
Daughter Joan Reubens and Michael Johnson
Son Edward Reubens and Donna Sims
Son John Reubens and Niki Simon Blacker.
Nieces and Nephews:
Debbie Biebers Love, her son Charles and his family Kathy Love and their 2 sons Spencer and Zackery were very close to our mother and spent special occasions and holidays together.
The last 8 days of mom's life were very difficult as she had become septic and died at Palms of Pasadena Hospital of renal failure, but her life was beautiful and it lays heavy in our hearts now but as time passes we will only remember the good times.
We love you mom forever and always, xoxo