DAVID JAMES RUSK (Age 71) Of Frederick, MD passed away on October 8, 2016 at Holy Cross hospital due to complications from his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was soul mate and beloved husband of 21 years to Margaret (Karl Lesher) Rusk. Born October 20, 1944 in Washington, DC he was the son of the late Robert V. Rusk and Elaine (Tenny) Rusk Rose. Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Kelly Rusk, Adam Rusk (Augusto Madrid) and Ashley Raiford (Bryan); stepchildren, Christopher Lesher and Dianne Borghese (Paul); granddaughters, Grayson, Shay, and Blake Raiford and Robert, Jon, Nathan, Matthew and Simon Borghese; and brothers, Bill Rose and Leo Rusk. In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by his brother, Robert (Pete) Rusk; sister, Ann Rose Check and former wife, Joanne Rusk. He was a 1963 graduate of McLean High School. His career spanned the automobile industry from regional management for Aamco to sales with Goodyear. Dave was a member of Middletown United Methodist Church. He enjoyed his service there with Appalachian Service Project as well as with Middletown Lions, SCORE, and Habitat for Humanity. A memorial service celebrating Dave's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Middletown United Methodist Church, 7108 Fern Court, Middletown, MD 21769. The family will greet friends at the church before and after the service. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please visit staufferfuneralhome.com for memorial contribution information.
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