Robert Denis Ruskay Age 70, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer with his wife and two sons by his side. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Maryanne; sons, Peter (Julie) of Portland, OR and Chris (Melissa) of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren, Emily, Ryan and Charlie. Robert was preceded in death by brothers, John "Pat", Michael and Richard. Robert served honorably as a Radio Operator in the United States Marine Corps from 1960 to 1963 and spent time in Okinawa, Japan. His passion was flying and he spent over 40 years as both a corporate pilot and a simulator instructor. Robert will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. A Memorial Service is planned for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Tucson. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the
in Robert's honor may be made.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Dec. 15, 2013