In Memory of




Obituary for Sherle Ruxin (Kaufman)

Sherle Ruxin, (August 28, 1926 to February 25, 2021)

Sherle Ruxin , beloved mother of Bob Ruxin (Peggy Shukur) and Suzanne Fin (Brian Fin), grandmother of Scoop (Tally Erickson), Ali, and Talia Ruxin and of Zachary Fishkin (Caro), Robyn Herbert (Jayson) and Jessica Klass (Neville), and great-grandmother of seven, had lived at Brooksby Village since 2005. She died after a comfortable week at Kaplan House, Danvers from complications related to dementia.

Born in Brooklyn to Al and Mae (Brodsky) Kaufman, Sherle grew up there and in Astoria, Queens above her father’s shoe store during the Great Depression. She would roller skate to school on skates her father jerry-rigged just as she skated through public schools to graduate in Midwood High School’s first class before her sixteenth birthday.

She attended Brooklyn College while working in the shoe department at B Altman & Co (15 years before Mrs. Maisel) and welcoming visiting officers at the A.W.V.S. Canteen at the Hotel Edison. That’s how she met Lieutenant J.G. Arnold Ruxin. They married on July 4, 1946 and lived in Cleveland and Sandusky, Ohio and briefly back in Brooklyn before settling in Cobleskill, NY for more than 50 years.

A devoted and proud mother and housewife, Sherle served as President of the Cobleskill Public Library Board of Trustees for many years and a member of the State University at Cobleskill Early Education Advisory Board. She enjoyed participating in several women’s organizations, vegetable gardening, and travelling. At Brooksby, she served on the Food Committee, mixing thoughtful constructive suggestions with heavy doses of praise for the professional staff.

Sherle loved dogs and Schoharie County, New York. If you wish to make a contribution in her memory, please consider the Animal Shelter of Schoharie County ( or P.O. Box 40, 304 Howes Cave Road, Howes Cave NY 12092).