On the evening of Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Rubina (Ruby) Graulich, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many, passed away at the age of 84.
Ruby was born on July 20, 1935 in Seoul, Korea, to Chang Kyu Pak and Un Nyun Kim. She met her husband in 1952—a US Army Corporal stationed in the village of Pusan during the Korean War. They married on March 2, 1954 and resided in Korea for one year before traveling to the US and settling in Brooklyn, NY.
Ruby was known for her sweetness, generosity and courage. She was proud to be an American, becoming a citizen in 1958. She exercised her civic duty as an election judge and helped other Korean immigrants assimilate by working as a translator.
Ruby was a top Avon sales representative and team leader for 26 years. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed Korean soap operas, Tom Jones, going dancing, and breakfast dates at Panera Bread. She was a faithful member of the Roman Catholic Church. Spending time with her children and grandchildren brought her great joy.
Ruby joins her older sister and brother, Chong Hee Pak and Chong Moon Pak, in the afterlife. She is survived in loving memory by her husband of 65 years, Robert Graulich I, her children, Kim Hankey and Robert Graulich II, four grandchildren—Josephine, Benjamin, Melissa and Krista, four great-grandchildren, and 12 nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM at The Church of the Good Shepherd (1451 Furnace Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21060) followed by interment and hospitality. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Ruby Graulich may be directed to support the Stroke Unit Fund at the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation. Please make checks payable to University of Maryland Medical System Foundation. Include a note indicating that the gift is in memory of Ruby Graulich and mail to the UMMS Foundation, 110 S. Paca St. 9th floor, Baltimore, MD 21201. Gifts can also be made online at www.ummsfoundation.org/give .
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