Robert M. Schubach

1917 ~ 2008

Robert M. Schubach, son of Henry and Mollie F. Schubach, passed away April 6, 2008 in Indian Wells, California at the age of 90.

He was born November 25, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Robert graduated from the University of Washington in 1939 and served in the US Air Force from 1942 to 1946, where his last assignment was as Adjutant of the 381st Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force.

With his brother Dick, he was with Standard Optical Company as President until he retired in 1982. He also served as President of Western Industrial Inc., a mining and real estate company from 1954 until 1964. Robert married Gayle Marsden in 1949, and was happily married for 53 years. She passed away in 2002. He lived in Salt Lake City for most of his life, spending winters in Indian Wells, California until moving there permanently in 2003. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Salt Lake and Desert Horizons Country Club.

Robert was a very private individual who did not meddle, but was always willing to help or give council. He could seem gruff around the edges, but was at heart profoundly caring. He was plain spoken with a solid core of decency. He kept many charitable acts to himself. Although he was particularly generous to Jewish charities, he always sought-out and provided for a deserving family every year at Christmas. He was absolutely fair-minded, despite his politically incorrect sense of humor and crafty sense of irony. He was tough, but always toughest on himself. He made his family proud to be Schubachs.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Judy Radcliffe (Ron), his son, Henry, and four grandchildren, Robert, Brook, Andrew and Michael Radcliffe. He is also survived by his sister, Trudy Lapidus, his sister-in-law, Kay Schubach, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was totally selfless with his family, and was a strong and inspiring mentor for his children and grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, April 10th, 2008 at Evans and Early Mortuary, 574 East 100 South at 12:00 Noon.

Those wishing to visit with the family may do so one hour before services. Burial to follow at B'nai Israel Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.