Emma Grace (Licht) Rubino, age 97 of S. Main Street, Greenville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 11, 2022.

She was born in Jefferson, PA on February 18, 1925, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Jane (Adamson) Licht and the youngest of twelve children. She was a graduate of Elizabeth High School in 1943 and was also a cheerleader there. On June 5, 1943, Emma married Joseph Rubino, Jr., a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He also attended Elizabeth High School, where he was a quarterback on the football team.

Emma and Joe resided in Elizabeth, PA , where they raised their three children, before retiring to Greenville and wintering in Myrtle Beach, SC. They were married 64 years at the time of Joe's passing in 2007. Emma enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and cooking for her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Dr. JoAnn Dugan (William Link) of Delaware, OH and her son, James E. Rubino of Pittsburgh, a son-in-law, Dr. Frank Kytchak of Greenville; five grandchildren, Dr. Brian Kytchak (Jackie), Suzanne Lewis (Rodney), Dr. David Kytchak (Kelley) all of Greenville, Shannon Dugan of Monaca, PA, Ryan Dugan of Round Hill, VA and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, eleven siblings, her husband, and oldest daughter, Jana Kytchak.

Per Emma's wishes, cremation was chosen and there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Greenville Area Public Library, 330 Main St, Greenville, PA 16125.  All arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Jane Lytle Jane Lytle
    April 15, 2022    

    I am truly saddened to learn of her death today. I’m documenting the Adamson family and she was the one for whom I was looking at this time today. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

  2. Frank Kytchak D.C. Frank Kytchak D.C.
    April 15, 2022    

    Em,ma was my neighbor first then I was married to her daughter Jana for 57 years until her passing.She was a mother to me . I visited her almost daily for the 27 years she lived above my office.We will all miss her.

  3. Michelle Riegner Michelle Riegner
    April 15, 2022    

    We had great times vacationing together with Aunt Em and Uncle Joe, especially at Erie and camping at Mercer. She had a great sense of humor. May she rest in peace.

  4. Donna Fiore Donna Fiore
    April 16, 2022    

    My heartfelt condolences to Jim Rubino and all of Emma’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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