David Hyman Rubin
David's soul left this world at 8:19 Friday morning November 1st after battling cancer since March. He is survived by his incredible mom Antonia "Toni" Rubin and his beloved brother and sister Lawrence Rubin & Randie Rubin.

PLEASE JOIN US: His family is hosting a Celebration of Life on 11/24 at 11am at SP Brazilian Steak House
900 Ranch Rd 620 S #B108, Lakeway, TX 78734
RSVP: 512 751 1420

David was one of a kind. I've never met anyone like him and most likely never will again. There was hardly an art form he couldn't master...from cooking the most amazing meals, to making jewelry, cutting hair, stained glass, horticulture the list goes on and on. He traveled the world and never met a stranger. He was fearless in his pursuit of adventure and fiercely protective of our planet - committed to recycling & composting and encouraging others to care as he did.

David lived his life completely genuinely. He didn't say what you wanted to hear necessarily...but he always spoke the truth. He lived his truth.

That's not palpable for some people. Not everyone is prepared for blatant honesty. But I guarantee you that even those who were put off by his directness will feel sorrow when they hear he's passed. Like I said...he was completely unique & one of a kind.

Few people live a life with so few pretensions. Most of us worry if we'll be accepted if we act like our true selves. David did not struggle with this predicament.

David was David all the time. Really refreshing in a world where so many pretend to be less than themselves for fear of rejection or judgment.

In his last days he told his family he loved them at every opportunity. When death is eminent all that's really important is love, that we feel it and express it - and he did just that.

You fought a good fight David. We're so proud of you and to have been part of your journey. See you on the other side
Published on November 11, 2019

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M
Dec 05, 2019
May the wonderful memories you shared with your loved one, comfort you and your family, today and always. “Now may the lord of peace himself give you peace constantly in every way. May our Heavenly Father be with all of you.”
-2 Thessalonians 3:16
Kenneth Berba
Nov 23, 2019
I first met David when he sold me a passion vine cutting. I saw it online and went to his place. I expected it to be a quick turnaround, but ended up being a thorough tour. David showed me his plants and stories. I became enthralled. Then we almost forgot what my original intent was but realized I was to buy the cutting. I bought it. On my way out, he said to me feel free to contact me anytime.

I went home, planted the passion vine in a pot, and let that notion from David churn as the vine grew.

It was a couple months later I considered visiting David again. He then showed me his house and suggested we get dinner. At least go to Sam's BBQ. I picked up some Sam's BBQ and have dinner back a
...t the house. Then David and I shared a meal. He is warm and genuine.

The passion vine is still growing.
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Leslie Sahlen
Nov 21, 2019
David goodnight
goodnight David
goodnight David, goodnight David
We will see you in our dreams

To David no one’s a stranger.
He opened his heart to all
He loved his tribe
and a real good song
Picked you up whenever you fall

We love David
God knows we do
We will love him till the seas run dry
at home with his friends and family
He spread his wings to fly

All of us knew he loved Mexico
He left us on Dia De Muerto
although we hate to see him go
It seems so apropro
Darla Alvarez
Nov 15, 2019
David was definitely unique and one of a kind. I met David at Central Market when he was doing food demos there. We would run into each other at the Farmers Market, which eventually turned into a regular meetup and getting invited to Friday dinners in his home.

These dinners were an international cast of people he met from renting rooms in his home to friends and friends of friends he collected at the Farmers Market, Central Market, and his daily routines.

He was an amazing cook and made it look so effortless. He spent several orphan Christmas dinners at my house, jumping into the chaos of timing it all to happen at once. I remember my mom telling him how to make the green beans and him
...patiently listening to the way she wanted it.

David and I shared a love of food & wine, farmers markets, cooking, entertaining, and dogs.

Vaya con Dios, David!
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