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Dolores F. Rubenstein

January 25, 1949 — May 4, 2023

Dolores F. Rubenstein, 74, of Bellevue, Nebraska, was surrounded by family and friends on the days preceding her passing after a short, but courageous battle against cancer on May 4, 2023.


Born January 25, 1949 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Harry J. Sr. and Lorraine E. (Wright) Bailey. A devout Catholic, Dolores was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Lancaster. She attended St. Anthony's Catholic School and Lancaster Catholic High. Dolores and her beloved husband, Larry Rubenstein of Berwick, Pennsylvania were married shortly after she graduated high school on November 25, 1967. Upon his passing in July of 2017, they almost celebrated 50 years of marriage.


After marrying Larry, the two of them began their life in the military, moving from place to place until finally settling at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska. She served faithfully as a military wife and mother alongside Larry while also providing civil service in many roles over her thirty years before retiring.


Dolores was a faith-filled woman that loved her family and friends dearly, a loving mother and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the kind of woman who would give you the shirt off of her back without hesitation. She was a hard worker, loved movie night with her girlfriends, playing cards and Farkle with her Richmont Senior Living friends, and dominoes with her grandkids. Dolores was a devoted friend and family member and loved visiting and receiving visits from her old high school friends and her family back East.


Dolores was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Larry of almost 50 years of marriage; her daughter, Melinda Danielle; her parents Harry Sr. (Butch) and Lorraine Bailey of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and her four siblings – Harry Jr. (Joe) Bailey, Jim Bailey, John Bailey, Sr., and Lorraine (Sis) Sheldon.


She is survived by her two children, Michael Rubenstein (Christy) and Michelle McGrath (Chuck); her grandchildren Sebastian, Alaina, and Sophia Rubenstein; Damien and Heven Burkhardt; Kaitlyn, Cassandra, and Xavier McGrath; and her two great-grandchildren Henry and Laelah.


Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Rosary (5:00-5:30 p.m.), Visitation (5:30-7:00 p.m.) and Vigil Service (7:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, May 10th at the John A. Gentleman Funeral Home, 3402 Samson Way, Bellevue, Nebraska, 68123. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 811 West 23rd Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska, 68005. Interment will follow the mass at 12:30 p.m. at the Omaha National Cemetery, 14250 Schram Road, Omaha, NE, 68138. For those wanting to gather an make memories as Dolores would want, we have reserved a room at LaMesa Mexican Restaurant, 1405 Fort Crook Road South, Bellevue, NE, 68005 at 2:00. A livestream online link will be available for those out of town to attend both the vigil service on Wednesday and the mass on Thursday on the John A. Gentleman website.


In lieu of flowers, Memorial Remembrances can be made in Dolores’ memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the American Diabetes Organization, or the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.


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Service Schedule

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Rosary Service

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

5:00 - 5:30 pm (Central time)

John A Gentleman Mortuaries - Bellevue/Sarpy County Chapel

3402 Samson Way, Bellevue, NE 68123

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

5:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

John A Gentleman Mortuaries - Bellevue/Sarpy County Chapel

3402 Samson Way, Bellevue, NE 68123

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Vigil Service

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

John A Gentleman Mortuaries - Bellevue/Sarpy County Chapel

3402 Samson Way, Bellevue, NE 68123

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Bellevue

2302 South Crawford Street, Bellevue, NE 68005

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Burial

Omaha National Cemetery

14250 Schram Road, Omaha, NE 68138

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