Adolph (Slav) Rubcich

February 5, 1927 - May 29, 2019

02/05/1927 - 05/29/2019

Past Services

Friday May 31, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Saturday June 01, 2019
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Saturday June 01, 2019
10:00 am

Adolph (Slav) Rubcich, age 92, passed on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

He was born in Boggs Run, West Virginia to the late Steve and Katie (Vichich) Rubcich.

After graduating from Union High School in Benwood, he served in the US Army during World War II and was stationed in Iceland before being discharged in 1947.

Adolph worked on the B & O Railroad, then as a pipe fitter and refrigeration mechanic at Consolidated Aluminum in Hannibal, Ohio. He was a jack-of-all-trades, but wood-working was his passion and his children have many pieces in their homes. Adolph was a member of the Lodge #2 of Croation Fraternal Union and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lee (Flading) Rubcich, sister, Mary Melco (Mozart, WV) and brother, Emil Rubcich (Marion, OH).

Survived by loving daughters, Marta Rubcich of Saginaw, Michigan, Leslie Rubcich of Westerville, Ohio and son, David (Cyndi Young) of Westerville, Ohio. Also grandchildren, Murphy Rubcich and Cristian Rubcich, sister, Olga (Fred) Kovalo and sister-in-law, Mercyne “Nickie” Rubcich.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 4 to 7 pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10 am at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel, as Celebrant. Interment in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling, West Virginia with Full Military Honors by the Belmont County Veterans Association.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the American Heart Association by going to

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4 years ago

May you find comfort in God and his promises to wipe the tears away and end death forever. (Revelation21:3,4) My hope and prayer is that you find peace of mind in the memories and the hope to one day reunite in happiness and perfect health. (John5:28,29) Find more comfort visit I send my love.

Jamie Yocum Prettyman
4 years ago

Marta, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Old softball friend of you. My dad coached us on the American Legion softball team.

Judie Holler
4 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
Jim and Judie Holler.

Marie Stemkowski Gibbs
4 years ago

Marta – Your Dad was truly an amazing man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne Siegenthaler Johnson
4 years ago

Marta, David and Leslie, I am so sorry for your lost. Your Dad always treated me like a third daughter and I will never forget him. All of you including your father are in my prayers.

Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Musuem
4 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Adolph Rubcich, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Adolph Rubcich, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Sandy Vucelich
4 years ago

Marta, David, and Leslie, so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man.

Tracey Conforti
4 years ago

Leslie and family-
I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He did an outstanding job raising you three. I bet there is an amazing reunion happening in Heaven. Many prayers for peace and comfort ♡