Melvin “Mel” S. Wrubel, 78 years of age, of Bloomfield, passed away Sunday, (April 19, 2009). Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Samuel and Fannie (Becker) Wrubel. Mel graduated from the University of Connecticut College of Pharmacy in 1953. He belonged to the AZO Pharmaceutical Fraternity, CT Alumni Chapter, the Jewish War Veterans, and the Hartford Mutual Society. He leaves his beloved wife and best friend of 58 years, Judy (Wacks) Wrubel; a son, Jeffrey Wrubel and his wife Debbie of West Hartford; three daughters, Susan Wrubel and her husband Bill Ruocchio of Colchester, Marcy Girard of The Colony, TX, and Sharon Lavoie and her husband Paul of East Hartford; his twin brother, Bennett Wrubel of Boynton Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, Greg Wrubel, Lisa Wrubel and her fiancé Brandon Joseph, Eric Girard and his wife Jennifer, Melissa Girard, and Jennifer Girard, and Joshua and Kevin Lavoie; two great-grandchildren Parker and Jackson; two sisters-in-law, Alice Wrubel, and Muriel Wrubel Jacobson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Lewis Wrubel and Jerome Wrubel. The family expresses special thanks to Dr. Robert Siegel, Donna, and the caring staff at St Mary’s Home for their compassion and care. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 21, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi Paul Kurland officiating. Interment will follow in the Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery, East Granby. A memorial period will be observed at his home, 24 Sycamore Rd., Bloomfield, Tuesday following the funeral and Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, Fund Development Office, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour St., PO Box 5037,Hartford 06101-9960 or to The Hartford Chapter of Hadassah, c/o Mrs. Faith Helene, 43 Carlyle Rd., West Hartford 06117 or to St. Mary’s Home 2021 Albany Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Mel with his family, please visit online at www. weinsteinmortuary.com.