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Earl Martn Rush


1947 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Earl Martn Rush Obituary
EARL MARTIN RUSH Earl Martin Rush passed away February 21st, 2015 at the age of 67. He was surrounded by family and friends at his home in Oceanside, California. Earl was born and raised in San Diego County. He was the fifth of six children born to James and Alice (Champagne) Rush. After graduating from Spring Valley's Monte Vista High School in 1965, he enlisted in the Navy and earned the role of Interior Communications Electrician on board the USS Swordfish, a nuclear submarine. Earl became one of the few certified Navy scuba divers aboard the Swordfish. After his tour of duty with the Navy, he was employed by Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, where he worked as a research scuba diver and continued his passion for the sea. Earl then went on to work with Kugler and Purvis Construction Company in Ocean Beach, where he discovered a keen interest for building construction. In 1976 he co-founded with his brother-in-law, Rush and Loveday Construction, Inc. which built spec homes and apartments in Lake Elsinore. In 1980 he was hired by M.H. Golden Construction Company in San Diego as a Project Superintendent, where he met his future business partner, Randy Craig. They shared a love for construction and an ambitious work ethic, which eventually led to the founding of Craig and Rush, Inc. in 1987, later becoming ProWest Constructors. As Vice President of ProWest, Earl was instrumental in building the company into one of the premier construction management firms in California. Earl managed the largest project ever built by ProWest, a $110 million student housing project at UC Santa Barbara. Thanks to Earl's leadership, the company has built over $1 billion in institutional construction projects throughout California. After retiring from ProWest, Earl and his wife Mary Ann built many memories traveling with his sister-in-law JoAnn Michaels and her husband Dan. Earl and Dan especially enjoyed fishing on the Big Horn River in Montana. Earl is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Mary Ann (Beitl), and his son Cody. He leaves behind his five siblings: Marty, Jim, Jeannette, Elaine and Cherie. Earl will be forever known for his generous nature and his kindness to family, employees and friends. Earl was truly one of the "Great Guys" and will be dearly missed. A memorial reception to honor Earl will be held on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at South Coast Winery in the Barrel Room. The address is 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591. Their phone number is 951-587-9463.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 15, 2015
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