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Services for Dr. Barry M. Rubin, 53, a clinical psychologist, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Delaware Park Memorial Chapel, 2141 Delaware Ave. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.

Rubin, known in professional circles as a therapist's therapist, died Monday (Dec. 10, 1990) in the Hospice unit of Buffalo General Hospital.

"There are so many people whose lives he touched," said Dr. Athalie Joy, a colleague of Rubin's. "So many professional people came to him. So many therapists came through his office. Barry certainly was the person they would think of to refer someone to, the person they would come to themselves."

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Rubin was a graduate of Brooklyn College and Purdue University, where he received a doctorate in clinical psychology.

From 1966 to 1971, he was on the faculty of the department of psychology of the University at Buffalo.

From 1968 to 1978, he was chief psychologist at the downtown clinic of the alcoholism department of Erie County Medical Center.

Rubin, of East Amherst, entered private practice full time in 1971 and had offices on Main Street in Williamsville at the time of his death.

"Barry was somebody who lived life richly," said Dr. Joy. "He flew planes. He took up skiing only two years ago. He had a love of computers -- and sports. They were all a part of his zest for life."

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; a son, Michael of Chicago; his mother, Ida of Florida; a brother, Lester, and a sister, Irene.

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