Charles R. Ruso

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SELKIRK Charles R. Ruso, 62, entered eternal life on Monday, September 18, 2006 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Charles was a lifelong resident of Coeymans. He was a 1964 graduate of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School. He was a Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. Charles was a life member of the Coeymans Fire Co. for 45 years, life member of the Ravena Coeymans Sportsman's Club, a member of the Ravena Coeymans Yacht Club and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. In 2000, he retired after 30 years of service with the City of Albany. Charles was the son of the late Ronald and Neta Ruso. Survivors include his wife, Ella Swartout Ruso of Selkirk; children, Allie and Chuck Wagoner of Selkirk and Tara and Brian Burns of Ravena; grandchildren, Tyler Gallagher, Breah, Haley and Brian Jr. Burns and Noah and Caitlynne Wagoner; siblings, Bonnie J. Ruso, Millard and Joan Ruso, Lynne and Jack Wallace and Peggy and John Sowek; and several nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by his brothers, Floyd A. Ruso and Buford S. Layman. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 22 at the Grace United Methodist Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Charles may be made to the Coeymans Fire Co. or the Grace United Methodist Church.

Published in Albany Times Union from Sept. 20 to Sept. 21, 2006