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Paul Ruschak

April 3, 1926 ~ June 15, 2018 (age 92)



            Paul Ruschak, 92 of Sarver, Pa. passed away Friday, June 15, 2018. He was born April 3, 1926 in Charleroi, son of the late Andrew and Paroska (Pearl) Madzy Ruschak. Paul lived in the Mon Valley for most of his life, living the past 28 years in Sarver. He was a 1944 graduate of Charleroi High School. In the early 1940’s Paul worked for Corning Glass, and from 1945 to 1948 was employed by Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel. In 1949 Paul took ownership of Nesti’s Service Station which was previously owned by his father-in-law, Joseph Nesti. Paul eventually started his own insurance agency with the help of his brother Don, while also obtaining his real estate license in both Pennsylvania and Florida.


            Paul was an avid apiarist and held memberships in the Westmoreland County Beekeepers’ Association, the Armstrong Indiana Bee Association, and The Pennsylvania State Bee Keepers’ Association. He was also a member of The Carpatho Rusyn Society. His greatest joy was spending precious time with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whether in the back yard, on the golf course, or on the baseball field.


            Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Dolores (Nesti) Ruschak, his brother Theodore Ruschak and his brother Donald Ruschak. He is survived by his son Dr. Paul (Joan) Ruschak of McMurray, Pa., his daughter JoJean (Ronald) Rukas of Sarver, Pa., his brother Thomas (Nancy) Ruschak of Monongahela, Pa., seven grandchildren; Jessica (Nick) Rossey, Jamie (Ron) Zampogna, Jeffery (Kristina) Rukas, Joseph (Liz) Rukas, Alyssa (Greg) Guba, Ellyn (Ross) Walker, Aly Ruschak, 11 great-grandchildren; Vinnie and Emma Zampogna, Nadia and Anastasia Rossey, Paul and Julia Rukas, Brooklyn and Leyla Guba, Presley, Ford and Tess Walker and by numerous nieces and nephews.


At Paul’s request funeral services were private. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 

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