Max E. Rubin, died on Nov. 27 after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.
Mr. Rubin served as director of Facilities Management and Emergency Preparedness Manager for the City of Evanston until his retirement in 2008.

After the left the City, he managed a parking facility in Chicago and kept up with his passion of acting in local theaters, said Doug Gaynor, superintendent of Parks, Recreation and Community Services for the City.

“Max could be very angry but still have a smile on his face,” Mr. Gaynor said. “He’d give you the shirt off his back. I don’t know anyone who didn’t like him and respect him.”

Mr. Rubin is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Michael Rubin and David Matthew Rubin.
Services were held on Nov. 30 at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Beth Emet (, Kellogg Cancer Center ( or the charity of one’s choice.