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Rushton Orlo Backer


1926 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Rushton Orlo Backer Obituary
April 8, 1926 - June 15, 2017 Rushton Orlo Backer, age 91, died peacefully on June 15th in San Diego. He was a successful executive and valued colleague at Collins Food International, Inc., where he was President of Sizzler Steak House. He was also an entrepreneur and a farmer. Rush attended the California Maritime Academy during WWII. He attended UCLA and graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1952. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. Kim, his wife of 58 years and his younger brother, Fred, predeceased him. Survivors include his children, Rushton A., Regan, Melanie and Kevin, his daughter-in-law Lisa, his grandchildren Joy and Jackson, his brother Henry, and many nieces and nephews.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 25, 2017
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