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John R. Ruscica


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John R. Ruscica Obituary


John R. Ruscica, 82 of Portland, husband of Dorothy (Penikas) Ruscica passed away Sunday December 1, 2013 at CT. Hospice in Branford. He was the son of the late Paul and Concettina (Russo) Ruscica. Born on November 14, 1931 in Middletown, he has lived in Portland for the last 42 years. He was a graduate of Hartford Institute of Accounting and was employed by Northeast Utilities for 37 years as supervisor of plant accounting and fixed asset control. During his career he was presented with the President's award for support of the disabled. John was a Korean War veteran serving in The United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant, Strategic Air Command. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Outstanding Airmen / NCO at Sedalia Air Force Base. John enjoyed boating, waterskiing, hunting and his winter home in Florida. Know as "Uncle John" to many he was always there to comfort and counsel. He most cherished spending time with his family and close friends. Besides his wife, he leaves his sons, Steven P. Ruscica of Hollywood, FL and John W. Ruscica of Portland, a daughter, Jeanne Weitzel of Milford, a brother, Robert Ruscica of California, two grandchildren, Robert Weitzel III, and Kiara Lee Ruscica and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Paul Ruscica. Funeral services will be held Thursday December 5, 2013 at 10AM from Portland Memorial Funeral Home 231 Main St Portland with a Mass at 11AM at the Church of St. Mary, Portland. Burial will be in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7PM at the funeral home. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project (support.woundedwarriorsproject.org ). To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.portlandmemorialfh.net



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Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 3, 2013
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