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In Memory of Sheldon Rubin

Sheldon Rubin

Former Vice President of Toby’s Family Foods & Genesis Organic Juice

Sheldon Rubin passed away on April 22, 2017 after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 62 years old. He is survived by his wife Margie Paris, their daughter Elizabeth and her husband Julian Marrs, and their son Michael and his partner Bethany Bonneville. Shel also left behind an extended family and many, many friends. 

Sheldon practiced law in Chicago before he and his family moved to Eugene in 1992. He continued to practice law in Eugene until joining Toby’s Family Foods, where he loved working with his “second family” of Jonah Alves and Toby Alves. He was an active member of the community, serving in leadership positions on the boards of Hillel at the University of Oregon, Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, and FOOD for Lane County. 

Sheldon’s wit was legendary and he genuinely enjoyed interacting with others. He developed friendly relationships with virtually everyone he encountered, and he effortlessly kept in touch with far-flung friends and family. Among his greatest pleasures was hosting people and plying them with good food and even better wines. 

Sheldon was a real mensch – a good, honest, upright man who touched many lives. His family grieves his loss but celebrates a life well lived.