Dr. Bob Dubin
In remembrance of Dr. Bob Dubin
Dr. Bob Dubin passed away on September 14 after a brief illness.
This is a tremendous loss to our community. “Dr. Bob”moved
to Placitas several years ago after a long and successful chiropractic
career in California. In his tragically short time here, he proved
to be a good chiropractor, a man of tremendous energy and vision,
and a really good guy.
Bob would always find time to work on my back and never skimped
on the conversation. For a man with so many ideas, he never seemed
to be in a hurry. I think of him every time I spice food with his
“Chiles Soulamente” creation. (available at: www.soulofthechile.com)
Hopefully his family will continue operating the business as a fitting
Jaeni Aarden, Executive Director of the New Mexico Chiropractic
Association said, “Bob was President of the NMCA from April
of 2006 until his death and started the radio program “Your
Health Matters.” He was active in a combined group of DCs
and DOMs and actually orchestrated that group. He gave chiropractic
a "face" here in New Mexico.”
Dr. Aarden forwarded to the Signpost the following emailed comments
about Dr. Bob from the chiropractic community:
• “He was a visionary, one who was willing to ruffle
some feathers, and a man who actually accomplished his goals. The
ACA should create a "Dr. Bob Dubin Leadership Award" for
those radicals willing to swim upstream against the mainstream.
We need more like Bob who are willing to buck the status quo for
Progress and Reform—to think out of the box."
• “It is with deep shock and profound sadness that
I learn of Bob Dubin's death. This was not supposed to happen and
yet anything can and will. I knew Bob back when I was a student
and helped found Palmer West. The character we have known is the
character he was then. Sometimes rough around the edges, always
someone you wanted on your side, always lovable. When I learned
of his move to New Mexico, I was thrilled that we were being joined
by someone who was going to light fires, sound the alarms, cause
a ruckus, and get things done. He did all of that in the little
time he had with us and I already feel the loss of the larger legacy
he would have left us if he had only lived longer. If you didn't
get to know him while he was here, you missed out. May he inspire
all of us to listen fully and love equally.”
Dr. Aarden wrote: “I grew to admire, respect and really care
for Bob during his time here in Albuquerque. He was passionate,
forthright, knowledgeable, honest in his opinions, feisty and fun!
I, personally, will miss him a great deal.
“Bob did not want any kind of memorial service and, instead,
he asked that people go out and enjoy a corned beef and pastrami
sandwich in his honor and enjoy life the way that he did for his
62 years. Bob asked one more thing of all of us and that was to
stay positive and believe that anything is possible!”
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