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In Memory of

Rubin Bokoff

December 26, 1925 - March 31, 2015

Obituary


Norwich- Rubin Bokoff, born December 26, 1925, attended local schools and graduated from NFA in 1944. He entered the US Army with the 99th Infantry Division, 394 Reg. He was a machine gunner and saw action during the Battle of the Bulge. He was with the early group that crossed the Remagen Bridge under heavy artillery fire. He saw action in Central and Southern Germany. He was awarded with the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star and the European Campaign Medal with Three Battle Clusters.
After his discharge, he returned to work in his parents...

Norwich- Rubin Bokoff, born December 26, 1925, attended local schools and graduated from NFA in 1944. He entered the US Army with the 99th Infantry Division, 394 Reg. He was a machine gunner and saw action during the Battle of the Bulge. He was with the early group that crossed the Remagen Bridge under heavy artillery fire. He saw action in Central and Southern Germany. He was awarded with the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star and the European Campaign Medal with Three Battle Clusters.
After his discharge, he returned to work in his parents General Store. When his brother Harry was discharged from the Army, they decided to form Better Val-U Supermarkets in Lisbon, CT. The store was successful and it lead to the opening of other stores including the Lisbon Package Store. Upon Rubin's retirement in 1986, his son Frank took over as President and CEO and continued to run the company until his retirement in 2014.
Rubin became very active in many organizations. He served as President of Brothers of Joseph Synagogue, President of the Norwich Lions Club and was also a board member of the Lions Eye Research Center at Yale. He was also the President of the Norwich Rose Arts Festival in 1973.
He married his sweetheart Adria Greenblatt in 1949. She was a partner in everything he did, working side by side with Rubin throughout his entire business career. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sons J.P. Bokoff and his wife Tammie, Myer Bokoff and his wife Irene, Frank Bokoff and his wife Theresa, also two granddaughters, Attorney Shanna Bokoff and Melissa Bokoff.
Rubin and the love of his life Adria traveled all over Europe tracing his wartime places. They visited many countries in Asia and Africa. They enjoyed traveling though the jungles of Latin America to follow the Mayan culture.
A graveside funeral service with military honors will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery #4 on Middle Rd. in Preston at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rubin Bokoff's memory may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, 1532 West Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton FL 33486.
To leave a message of condolence for the Bokoff family, please visit www.churchandallen.com
The Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., is entrusted with arrangements.