Orie Rush(1950 - 2013)

Orie "Rod" Rush

MANSFIELD: Orie "Rod" Rush, 62, of Mansfield, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013, following a brief illness.

Rod was born on November 16, 1950 in Mansfield to Orie A. and Bernice A. Cypher Rush. He graduated in 1969 from Mansfield Sr. High School, where he excelled in gymnastics, holding the highest record in Pole Vaulting. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, poker, and euchre; and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his parents and considered his father his best friend. Also surviving him is his wife, Judy Pritt Rush, with whom he shared thirty-seven years together; four children, Eric (Lori) Rush, Lisa Thoman, and LaNette (Chris) Kline all of Mansfield, and Cassie Patterson of NC; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Sharon Frijouf, Judith Rush and Richard Schafrath, Brenda (George) Earl, and Lana Rasper, all of Mansfield.

Rod was preceded in death by one daughter, Christy Rush; and one son Cory Rush.

Calling hours will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Rich Rader officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner-Gompf Funeral Services.

Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com


Published in the News Journal on Feb. 3, 2013