US Navy

Richard D Ruston III

November 4, 1952 ~ August 22, 2020 (age 67)


Richard D. Ruston III, 67, of Owasco, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 unexpectedly, at his home. Mr. Ruston was born in Bremerton, WA, on November 4,1952, to the late Richard D. Ruston Jr. and Shirley J. Ross Ruston.  He proudly served our country with the United States Navy on U.S.S. Forrestal. 
Richard retired from Auburn Correctional Facility in March 2009 after 30 years of employment.
He loved listening to The Rolling Stones and spending time with his family. He had a huge heart and will forever be missed. 
Richard is survived by his loving family, his daughters, Melissa (Michael) Dello Stritto and Molly (Charles) Prichard; his grandchildren, Angelo, Rowan and Madeline, his sisters, Sally (Kenneth) Osborne, Judy (Michael) Honey, Rosemary (Billy) Cosseomon and Sharon Ruston.
In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased  by his son,  Garrett Ruston in 2019.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 28th from 3-5 pm at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St. Auburn. A private memorial service will be held prior for the family.
Donations in memory of Richard may be made to Syracuse Recovery Services  180 Genesee Street Auburn NY 13021

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August 28, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
White Chapel Funeral Home
197 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021

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