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Edgar Fabrics’ Al Rubin, 95

December 17, 2018


Edgar Fabrics’ Al Rubin, 95

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Al Rubin, one of the original partners of Edgar Fabrics Inc., passed away on December 17 at the age of 95.

A graveside service for family members was held at Wellwood Cemetery in Wyandach, N.Y. on December 19.

Edgar Fabrics is a well-known home furnishings piece goods converter that is currently operated by Jeffrey and Brett Rubin, Al’s two sons.

The company was founded in 1948 by Edgar Silberman, who formed a partnership with Al Rubin not long after it was started. Rubin was fresh out of the U.S. Army.

He handled administration while Silberman oversaw marketing and sales. It was a good combination and the business flourished. They were known as the ‘Kings’ of moiré and they had it in every conceivable style.

In 1985, Rubin formed a new Edgar partnership with his two sons.

Of his many good qualities, Rubin will be most remembered for his generosity. One industry friend remembers that Rubin lent him $50,000 when it was most needed with no questions asked.

In his later years, Rubin lived in Boynton Beach, Fla., and traveled frequently to New York, where he was active in the business until about ten years ago. The Rubin Family asks that contributions in his name be made to The American Kidney Fund, Kidneyfund.org.

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