Remembering Michelle Rubin: ‘an amazingly positive and classy woman’


Michelle Markley Rubin was a business owner, fitness director and realtor.

Rubin, 52, of Enola, died Sept. 7 at home.

She was a graduate of Camp Hill High School and West Chester University. Her family said her passion was being an entrepreneur. She started the successful business Willow Creek Studio and continued her creative passion by flipping homes. Other careers included fitness director at the Hershey Foods Corporate Center and the West Shore YMCA. She was a regional manager at the American Heart Association and a realtor for Next Home.

Surviving are her mother, Anne (Morris) Markley of Camp Hill; her husband, Jason Rubin, of Enola; sons, Ryan and Tyler; brothers, William Markley, of Camp Hill, and Peter Markley (Melissa), of Mechanicsburg; sister, Karen Will (Brent) of Enola; sister-in-law, Nina Mantione (John); brother-in- law Chad Rubin (Kristy) and 15 nephews and nieces

From her guest book:

  • “I was blessed to have known Michelle as both a teacher and coach. She was [an] intense competitor on the basketball court as well as the ultimate team player.”

— Coach Steve Stoner and family, Mechanicsburg

  • “She was and will forever be a smiling face in the baseball stands.”

— The Steinbrook family, Mechanicsburg

  • “Michelle was such an amazingly positive and classy woman. She was fiercely loyal to her friends and family. She had a huge heart and her love for her beautiful family was a testament to her nurturing and compassionate nature. She possessed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit that was clearly evident her businesses and numerous projects. I cannot express how moved I was by her grace and selflessness in her final days. She seemed only concerned about ensuring her two beautiful boys and loving husband be cared for and still retained that electric smile and optimism for life. Her legacy lives on in her amazing family.”

— Sean Conville, Enola

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