Paul Pierre Rubincam Jr.

paul rubincam

June 24, 1939 ~ March 17, 2023

Born in: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Resided in: Palos Verdes Estates, California

Paul Pierre Rubincam Jr., a resident of Palos Verdes Estates California, passed away on Friday March 17, 2023 in Redondo Beach, California. Paul was 83.

Paul was predeceased by his parents Paul P. Rubincam, Sr. and Alice Rubincam (Bradshaw), his sister Ann Rose and brother-in-law Paul Z. Rose. He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Suzanne R. Rubincam; son Paul Richard (Rich) Rubincam (wife Denise); daughter Amy Rubincam Steadman (husband Will); sister Lee Rubincam; and three granddaughters Chloe Rae Rubincam, Summer Elizabeth Steadman and Mia Christine Steadman.

Paul was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and attended Princeton University.  After graduating, Paul reported to serve in the Navy on the USS Stoddard. On a roadtrip with shipmates, he crashed a Debutante Ball, where he met Sue, whom he won over with his (allegedly tipsy) charm. They fell in love, married and moved to their Lunada Bay neighborhood where they resided for 55 years. Paul was gentle, steadfast and funny and maintained life-long friendships with his fellow Tigers as well as neighbors with whom he helped maintain and regularly run the local ParCourse. He was a consummate putterer, organizer, and tidier, and was known as a man who never swore (“ratsafrats!”)  A modest yet dapper dresser, Paul donned a hat for most occasions.  And while not outwardly competitive, he rarely lost in Scrabble.  (Only an avid hat-wearer like him could score 40 points with “fez”.)  Paul loved the beach and bodysurfing, golfing with Rich, cheering the UCLA Bruins with Amy, and spending time as “Papa” to the delight of his beloved granddaughters.

He was a regular sports spectator (Super Bowl party host, college basketball and football, and Sunday afternoon golf were his favorites) and occasionally used a lull in the action to “just rest his eyes.”   He was a sweetly devoted and patient husband, and friends and family knew them as inseparable “Paul and Susie”.

Paul spent his career in the insurance industry; where he was both successful and perfectly suited, as he naturally planned and protected those he cared about.  Most recently, he was an Executive with Residence and Western Mutual Insurance. After his retirement, Paul was active in the Palos Verdes Estates Parklands Committee and Rotary Club.

Per Paul’s wishes, no funeral or memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to help find a cure for Alzheimers.

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  1. Paul was a wonderful volunteer in PVE and we greatly appreciated his time on the Parklands Committee!

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