Victor George Rusinko

Victor George Rusinko, age 70, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014. He was born in Ravenna, Ohio on August 14, 1943, to parents John and Helen (Wanchick) Rusinko. Vic graduated from Immaculate Conception School and was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and Knights of Columbus #1417. He was an early member of the Ravenna Boy's Club and as an adult returned to show movies to the members.

After graduating from Ravenna High School, Victor served as a radio operator in the US Army while stationed in Germany and traveling to different countries. He retired as a printer from the Record Courier after over 30 years of service. In his later years, Vic lost his short term memory, but could always recall rock and roll artists, TV shows, movies, and anything pertaining to the 1950'S.

He is survived by his brothers Ben of Ravenna and Ted of Las Vegas, NV; sisters: JoAnn (Paul) Gasper and Marian Miley both of Ravenna; as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Vic was preceded in death by his parents, sister Doris Gerren, brother Alex, infant brother Paul David, and his brothers-in-law Jim Gerren and Bill Miley.

Services were held at Immaculate Conception Church and burial has taken place at St. Mary Cemetery.

Victor and his family and friends would meet every Tuesday morning at East Main Subway for many years. Victor's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Subway, the staff and drivers of PARTA, and especially the staff of Maple Wood Care Centre. Victor was always shown kindness and compassion while under their care.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. Memorial contributions may be sent to Immaculate Conception Church, 409 W. Main St., Ravenna, OH 44266.

(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 2-1-14)

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  • Ben, Ted & Family,

    Sorry to hear about Vic,  I also wasn't aware that Alex had passed.  Two really great people.  I can remember sitting on your front porch and having a great time in the 50's. God Bless.

    Jon Hay, San Diego, CA