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Nicholas G. Rusenko

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Nicholas G. Rusenko, 48, of the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday morning at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after suffering a seizure.

Nick was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of Catherine (Shovlin) Rusenko, Miners Mills, and the late Harry Rusenko.

He was a graduate of Elmer L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre, and was employed at the VA Medical Center, Plains Township, and the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Wilkes-Barre, where he also was a member of the Holy Name Society, served as an Eucharistic minister and was a senior acolyte.

Nick loved to travel locally as well as abroad. One of his happiest memories was traveling to Rome with his mother, who was his most cherished person in the world. Nick and Catherine always could be seen together, whether at church, out to dinner or just around town.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Rusenko, on Aug. 26, 2002; grandparents, Capitola and Nicholas Rusenko and Abie and Bernard Shovlin; and aunt, Bernadine Johnson.

Surviving are his mother, Catherine Rusenko, with whom he resided; godmother, Carol Rossi and her husband, Don; and several cousins.

Nick's funeral will be held Monday at 8:45 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 134 Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Monsignor Thomas V. Banick, pastor, will officiate. Entombment will be held in the parish cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in Nick's memory to St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 134 Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703.

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Published in Times Leader on Apr. 6, 2013