Saul Ray Rueby, Jr.

Saul Ray Rueby, Jr.

Saul Ray Rueby, Jr. – (1 Sep 1926 – 7 Apr 2019) – Born in Michigan City to Saul Ray Rueby (Rubenstein), Sr., Indiana, Rueby graduated from Monroe High School in 1944 and entered the Army Air Corps in W.W.II until 1946. Ray attended the University of Rochester and earned a BA in English. While in university, Ray was a member of Keidaean Society, editor of the fraternity magazine, The Shield of Theta Delta Chi, and co-wrote a column for Gannett Papers called Writing is Fun.

After graduating in 1955, he joined his father in the family screenprinting business, Rueby Process (eventually renamed Rueby Corporation in 1959), located at 1461 Hudson Ave., Rochester, NY, where he remained CEO until his retirement in 2001. The Rueby Corporation specialized in promotional products and awards. He also pioneered creating promotional product programs for Corning, General Electric, Global Crossing, Kodak, Xerox, and many others.

The Rueby Corporation was a charter member of the SGIA and the Advertising Specialty Association (ASI), and Ray was highly active in both. Ray founded the Academy of Screen and Digital Print Technologies in 1973 and served as President of the SGIA in 1995-96.

Ray wrote the monthly, full-page Office Memo column in Screen Printing Magazine for 12 years, wrote management articles for trade journals, and a monthly column for an international magazine. He was also an artist and teacher.

After retiring in 2001, Ray began a new career as an author and book publisher and resumed his interest in drawing and painting. He published The Magic of Your Name, a business biography, in 2004 and 2007, a novel entitled Flora’s Money.

“The Magic of Your Name: Tales and Tips: Our 65 Years in the World of Promotional Products.”, 224 pages, Tobey Arts 2004,  ISBN-10: 0974042803 and ISBN-13: 978-0974042800

“Flora’s Money: An American Novel,” 314 pages, Tobey Arts 2007, ASIN: B0051QNQB8

Ray Rueby passed away on 7 Apr 2019.