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Harry J. Rustic

1922 - 2015 PITTSFIELD Harry J. Rustic, 93 of Wahconah St., passed away on Tuesday, June 9 following a short illness. Born April 19, 1922 in Housatonic, MA the son of Anthony and Mary Rustic, he attended Pittsfield High School and earned his GED. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor; Harry enlisted in the US Navy and served as a Signalman First Class on the USS Philip and USS Fayette, he was honorably discharged on November 21, 1945. In February of 1951 he was recalled from inactive duty during the Korean War, until his discharge in May 1952 he served as a Quartermaster on the USS Hazelwood. Harry was employed by GE in the Power Transformer division for over 42 years as an elevator and crane repair technician, he retired in 1984. He was active with the Babe Ruth League in Pittsfield and for many years coached the Besse Clark team. An avid golfer, he made 3 holes-in-one, a member of Berkshire Hills Country Club and was a member of the Pittsfield VFW Post 448 Lieut. John N. Truden Post. Harry was an avid supporter of the Boston Red Sox's and New England Patriots. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Muriel L. Brown whom he married June 12, 1942; she died October 12, 1978. Harry is survived by his children, Wayne Rustic of Pittsfield, Darryl Rustic and his wife, Joanie of Pittsfield, Beverly Tucker and her husband, James of Dalton, MA, granddaughter, Lorie Rustic of Pittsfield, great-grandson, Ryan, a sister-in-law, Frances Ferdyn and several nephews. He also leaves his nurse, companion and friend, Missi Filippi, and his family extends their thanks to Hospice nurse, Arlene Santiago and the entire staff at Mt. Carmel Care Center for their wonderful care. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters Frank, Stanley, Alice, Virginia, Theresa and Anthony. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service for Mr. Harry J. Rustic will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME, with the Rev. Peter Gregory, officiating. Burial will follow in the Pittsfield Cemetery, with Military Honors. Visitation will be held the day of the service starting at 10:30 a.m. and continuing up until the start of the service. Donations in his memory may be made to either Hospice of Western MA or to St. Charles Church in care of the funeral home, 220 East St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Please visit : www.wellingtonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for his family.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 21, 2015
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