MICHAEL P. SARUBBI was born in Camden, New Jersey on November 24, 1919 to Pietrantonio and Domenica Sarubbi. Peter Sarubbi was in business for himself as a grocer. The Sarubbi family lived at 328 Spruce Street in South Camden, and where still there as late as 1947. There were five older brothers in the Sarubbi home, Vincent, Peter, Dante, Angelo, and Victor.
Michael P. Sarubbi graduated from Camden High School in 1938. He had three years of college completed when inducted into the United States Army in 1943. Assigned to the infantry, he served as a platoon sergeant with a rifle company in both the 45th and 63rd Divisions, and was awarded a battlefield commission as a lieutenant. He was also wounded while in combat and awarded the Purple Heart Medal. After returning from the war, he completed his education, graduating from Rutgers Law School in 1938 after serving as a clerk in the office of Camden lawyer William C. Gotshalk. He married and started a family, living in East Camden during the 1950s and later moving to Haddon Heights.
Older brother Vincent worked for many years as criminal court clerk in Camden, and Michael Sarubbi followed his brother into the administrative side of the judicial system. Around the beginning of 1967, Michael P. Sarubbi was appointed administrative director of Camden and Gloucester County courts. He was serving in that capacity when, sadly, he passed away unexpectedly in September of 1976, leaving his wife Madeline, and three children, Vincent, Michael P. Jr., and Gina Sarubbi.
Camden Courier-Post * September 1976
Michael P. Sarubbi, 56, dies, administrative court chief
Michael P. Sarubbi, 56, administrative director of Camden and Gloucester County courts, died suddenly Sunday afternoon in West Jersey Hospital, Northern Division, Camden.
Mr. Sarubbi had a stroke at his home at 506 Third Ave., Haddon Heights, Saturday night.
He was appointed administrative director of the courts by former Superior Court Assignment Judge W. Orvyl Schalick when the post was created nearly 10 years ago. It was the first such post in South Jersey.
Judge Schalick described Mr. Sarubbi as a "man of excellent judgment who had been reared in the courts through 20 years of service. "
"He was a student of the law and a very capable administrator," Schalick said.
Mr. Sarubbi followed in the footsteps of his brother, Vincent, who served for many years as a criminal court clerk before his retirement in 1960.
He graduated from Camden High School in 1938, from the College of South Jersey in 1940, and Rutgers Law School in 1948.
He served as a platoon sergeant with a rifle company in the 45th and 63rd Divisions during World War II. He was awarded a battlefield c0mmission as a lieutenant while in combat in the Rhineland Campaignˇ am was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
He is survived by his wife, Madeline; three children, Vincent, 16, Michael P. Jr., 10, and Gina, 13; am three brothers, Vincent, Angelo and Victor.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the John A. Healey Funeral Home, 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights..
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