Peter-Rust-Obituary

Peter Allan Rust

Davenport, Florida

Mar 10, 1940 – Jul 27, 2018 (Age 78)

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PETER ALLAN RUST LAKELAND- Mr. Peter Allan Rust, 78, of Davenport, died Friday, July 27, 2018, at Florida Presbyterian Homes Rehab Center following a stay at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Rust was the son of the late Gordon and Frieda Rust who moved to Davenport in 1953. He...

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My good friend Pete, may you forever rest in peace. An honor and pleasure to have known you in our many Davenport years. You did so much for the City and will remain a part of Davenport through your efforts.

My deepest sympathy for your loss.Its never easy for theses difficult times in our lives. May you rest in peace Mr.Rust

Pete Rust was a stand up guy and a real gentleman. Pete and wife Harriet were Diplomats of Tourism and held down the Wednesday shift on the counter from 9:00am until 1:00pm at the Polk County Visitor Information Center located in Davenport. Sitting next to Pete; while watching Harriet work the room, I could readily observe the excellent customer service skills these two possessed. On Friday morning one of the volunteers at the VIC called to tell me of Pete's passing. Such a wave of sadness...

I met Mr. Rust in the GTE years. Mike and I would drop by his home and talk about yard work and joke about so many things. A kind man..as kind as a Marine sarg could be.
Richard Hedley

Our hearts go out to the family. He was a very special friend and person.

I loved and respected Pete. So much knowledge and wisdom and he gave so much of himself. I will miss him.

Rest in peace, Mayor Rust. You contributions throughout your life will surely be enshrined in the over-100-year-old history of Davenport.