October 22, 2021

Heshvan 16, 5782


Ray R Rubel


Heshvan 7, 5772

September 14, 1939 to November 4, 2011

Ray was born in Bologna, Italy and immigrated to USA in 1949 with his parents to escape the Nazi invaders. He was schooled in New Jersey and served 24 years in the US Air Force. The husband of Oria Rubel and Father of Andrea Rubel, Nora (Rob Nipe) and Talia (Ken Ryan) Rubel he is interred in Arlington National Cemetery. Ray received the following service medals: Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leafs; Air Force Commendation Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver and two Bronze Stars; Medal of Merit (Italy); and Republic of Vietnam Parachutist Badge. Ray was also a member of the Four Chaplains Society and American Legion Post 372.

Air Force

Highest JWV Position

Post Commander

Post or Auxiliary



LTC (Retired)