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Walter S. "Rusty" Ordway

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MANCHESTER CENTER -- Rusty Ordway, 50, passed away on July 23, 2004 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H. He was born in Huntington, N.Y. on Oct. 4, 1953. He was the son of Wilma D. Ordway and the late Walter S. Ordway.

He graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 1971 and soon thereafter began his career as a carpenter. Rusty enjoyed hunting and traveling and loved music, especially bluegrass. He was a gourmet cook and very much enjoyed cooking for his friends and family. Rusty will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, generosity and loving kindness by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by one son, James Codey Ordway of Manchester; his mother Wilma D. Ordway of Manchester; two brothers, Gary Ordway of Greenwich, N.Y. and Wayne Ordway of Manchester. Also, Rusty has several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Cremation took place at the Vermont Cremation Service in Bennington and a private memorial service was held on July 27 in Manchester.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 11, 2004
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