FEB 2005
Arthur Rubinstein, 83, former owner of Scogna Formal Wear in Washington, died Feb. 14 after a massive heart attack in his home in Delray
Beach, Fla. He was a former resident of Bethesda and Ocean City.
Mr. Rubinstein operated the business for 30 years. His store fitted presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George H.W. Bush as well as
congressmen, congressional aides and numerous prominent local residents for social and political functions. He sold the store in 1984.
Mr. Rubinstein, a New York native, moved with his family to Washington and graduated from the old Central High School. He joined the
Navy shortly after the start of World War II and served in the Pacific theater.
He was a longtime member of the Samuel Gompers/Benjamin Franklin Masonic Lodge and a past president of its Fellowcraft Club. He
was also lodge photographer and received an award for his service to the lodge.
He was a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Mr. Rubinstein lived in Bethesda until 1991, when he moved to Ocean City. He had alternated between the Washington area and Florida
since 1995. He enjoyed playing tennis.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Thelma Klevit Rubinstein of Delray Beach; two children, Barry Rubinstein of Gaithersburg and Lisa
Fuller of North Potomac; a sister, Bella Smith of Montgomery, Ala.; a brother, Bernard Rubinstein of Crofton; and four grandchildren.
Arthur Rubinstein