Bernie Rubin Wiki – Bernie Rubin Bio
Bernie Rubin was born in Boston on Dec.17, 1937. He co-founded Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture with his wife, Phyllis (Phyl) in Quincy in 1983. Over the years with their children, Larry, Rob and Michelle, they grew Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture into one of the most successful furniture retailers in New England.
Bernie Rubin Age
He was 82 years old.
Bernie Rubin Wife Phyllis
Rubin and his wife founded the furniture company in 1983; the couple have since opened five stores in Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire.
Bernie Rubin Children
Rubin is survived by his wife, Phyllis, and children Larry, Michelle and Rob, WCVB reports.
Bernie Rubin Death & Cause
The founder of Bernie & Phyl’s, a Massachusetts-based furniture chain, died of a COVID-19 related illness. Bernie Rubin, 82, died of complications from coronavirus, reports WCVB. Rubin had been hospitalized in Florida, according to CBS Boston.
Rubin, 82, died of complications of the coronavirus in Florida, the family confirmed Monday.
“Bernie was one in a million. He was kind, hard-working, fair and, above all, loved his family — which included his entire extended Bernie & Phyl’s family,” the family said in a statement.
He was best known for his lighthearted commercials with his wife, Phyllis. “He was a good man,” a relative told the Herald Monday night.
“It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that Bernie Rubin, the co-founder of Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture, passed away on April 13, 2020 in South Florida from COVID-19,” the family added Monday night.
“Bernie was very philanthropic and loved giving back to the community,” the family added.
He supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Boys & Girls Clubs, the Home for Little Wanderers, Bridgewell, and the Pine Street Inn.
“In many ways, Bernie was larger than life. He touched the lives of countless people with his warmth, charm, wit, charisma, and generosity. Everyone who met Bernie loved him and he will be greatly missed,” the family said.