Eugene G. "Gene" Rusch(1934 - 2014)

Rusch Eugene "Gene" G. Rusch, age 79, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was born in Fremont, Ohio on July 23, 1934 to the late Joseph and Altha Rusch. Gene retired from Bell Telephone Laboratories after many years of dedicated service. He played the steel guitar professionally for many decades with several music groups. He was also a past volunteer firefighter for Jefferson Township for many years. Gene is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Donald (Linda) Rusch, Kenneth (Nancy) Rusch, and Deborah Rusch; step-children, Mary Kathryn (Thomas) Seng, and Eric Cassidy; grandchildren, Miranda (Eric) Neighbarger, Richard Rusch, Tiffany Hunt, Austin Rusch, Abby Seng, Amanda Cassidy, and Tyler Cassidy; and great grandchildren, Arika, Alaina, Justin, and Maddox. Friends may call on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with funeral service following at 1 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. Pastor Michael Parsley officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Canal Winchester, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gene's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Please visit to share a memory of Gene.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 2, 2014