Robert J Rushton


Robert joined the Army right out of high school. He became an X ray technician and served as such in several different installations: Germany, Hawaii, Valley Forge, and Philadelphia. He served 20 years . When he retired he stayed with his last post at the Defense Personal Support Center until he again retired . Both he and his late wife Marian enjoyed traveling and that they did . River boat cruises with friends Pat and Mike Martino enriched retirement years. The best trip according to Bob was the Alaskan tour. Back in National Park he spent time at the Army Navy Union Garrison playing pinochle, shuffleboard and pool. Other haunts were the American Legion Post 133 in Woodbury and VFW 125 in Verga.
Bob met Marian when he reported to the commanding officer, her boss in Wilkes Barre, PA. Their family expanded to include 2 daughters, Carolyn ( Mike) Fitzgerald of Logan Twp. And Cait Rushton of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and eventually grandchildren, Cathlin and Daniel Fitzgerald who babysitting for was never a chore.
Come celebrate 89 years Monday June 13 at The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill with calling from 9 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with Military Honors at Brig. Gen. Wm. Doyle Veterans Cemetery. Donations to the American Cancer Society ( will be appreciated.
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  1. Mary Lou Frank

    Dear Carolyn & Cait,
    Your father was a gentleman in every sense. While your mother was at Merion Gardens he was so attentive and loving. She adored him. And when she moved, he was very much missed (and she was too, of course). He confessed the last time he visited that he hadn’t realized how far the drive was until he wasn’t making it anymore. He never complained, I am not at Merion Gardens anymore either, but when I think of the residents, your parents come fondly to mind. He was very proud of you both and I am sure that was as true last week as it was then.

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