Rubin (Ruby) Barasky, 99, of Summit died April 29, 2020. Born in New York City, he spent his childhood in Brooklyn, Jersey City, and Bayonne, and later lived in the New Brunswick area. He then lived in Jackson and in Monroe Township for 12 years before moving to Summit four and a half years ago.
Mr. Barasky spent his young adult years running a family bakery on French Street in New Brunswick. After selling it, he owned and operated the Esquire Diner in Edison with his late brother, David, before embarking on a 25-year career with the U.S. Postal Service in New Brunswick.
He graduated from Bayonne High School in 1937.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as an air traffic control radio operator in England, France, Belgium, and Germany from 1942 to 1945.
He spent several years in his 40s taking courses at Rutgers University, primarily in the then-nascent field of computer science. He also was a handyman and tinkerer who enjoyed disassembling pieces of electronic equipment to see how they worked.
Predeceased by his wife, May, he is survived by his son, Alan (Jodi); his daughter, Barbara (Scott) Birnbaum; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a step-great-grandson.
Private services were held with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to the JCC MetroWest, West Orange, or Wounded Warrior Project.