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COL Andrew Rusinko, USA (Ret.), age 82, passed away, surrounded by his family on Monday, April 21, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Colonel Rusinko was born to Andrew and Ann Rusinko in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania on December 12, 1931. Colonel Rusinko is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Yolanda Rusinko and his children, Andrew Rusinko, III, Rachel Arsena and Malia Ploetz; his sister, Faith Scozzari. Colonel Rusinko is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Kathy Rusinko and son-in-laws, Sal Arsena and Scott Ploetz, as well as his grandchildren, Jessica Dyer and husband, Adam Dyer, Ashley Arsena and husband, Chris Arsena, Lt. Andrew Rusinko and wife, Alisha Rusinko, Mary Sumner, Rebecca Johnson and husband, Steve Johnson, Kara Ploetz, Sara Ploetz and Londa Ploetz, Katie Rusinko, Lauren Arsena and Steven Arsena. Great-grandchildren include, Lea Connerly, Aiden Ploetz London Dyer and Jaycee Johnson. "Poppa" will be greatly missed. Colonel Rusinko entered the US Army Reserves in October 1956 and then as commissioned 2LT assigned to Student Detachment, Headquarters, Second Army with station Georgetown University until June 1957. From June 1957 through July 1958, he was placed in the Officer US Army Reserves. In July 1958, Colonel Rusinko re-entered active duty in Student Officer Status and in August 1958 was assigned as General Medicine Officer with US Army Hospital, Fort Eustis, Virginia until July 1961. His first overseas tour of duty was in Hawaii from August 1961 through September 1965 where he did four years Residency Training in General Surgery with Student Detachment Tripler General Hospital. Upon his return from Hawaii, he was stationed at Fort Devens, Massachusetts as Chief, General Surgery Section, U S Army Hospital until September 1966 when he was transferred to 12th Evacuation Hospital, Vietnam. From October 1967 through August 1969, Colonel Rusinko returned to US Army Hospital, Fort Devens, Massachusetts, as Chief, Department of Surgery. His third overseas tour was in Germany from August 1969 through August 1972 with 2nd General Hospital where he served first as Chief, General Surgery Section; then as Assistant Chief, Department of Surgery; and finally as Chief, Department of Surgery. Upon his return from Germany and through July 1976, he was stationed at Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia as Chief, Department of Surgery. In July 1976, he was assigned as Surgery Consultant for Health Services Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In October 1978, he was reassigned as Chief, Department of Surgery, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the position that he held upon his retirement in 1980. After retirement, Dr. Rusinko entered private practice and retired from private practice in 1998 in San Antonio, Texas. The family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

ROSARY
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
7:30 P.M.
PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL
2102 NORTH LOOP 1604 EAST

MASS
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
9:30 A.M.
ST. MARK THE EVEANGELIST
CATHOLIC CHURCH
1602 THOUSAND OAKS

Interment with Military Honors to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Published in Express-News on Apr. 25, 2014
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