Donald Rexford Symmonds Ruslink
Donald Rexford Symmonds Ruslink, 100, previ-ously of Clymer, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Colonial Terrace, Corry, Pa., on Sunday, May 19, 2013. He was born Jan. 11, 1913, in Union City Pa., the son of Elverton and Ellen Spohn Symmonds. He was adopted by William and Lillian Van Earden Ruslink after his mother died in the influenza epi-demic of 1918. He married Myrtle Scott Ruslink on June 12, 1943. She prede-ceased him on March 9, 2002.
He worked at General Electric during WWII. He was a longtime employee and highway superintendent for the town of Cly-mer. He also owned and operated the family farm on Route 474.
Don was a member of the Abbe Reformed Church, town of Clymer Board, and Town Highway Superintendents Association. He en-joyed gardening, woodworking and watching baseball. He had a keen mind and was always interested in learning. He taught his family many values for life.
He is survived by his children: Donna Deck of Erie Pa., William Ruslink of Aledo, Texas, Marjorie (Jack) Skinner of Grand Is-land, N.Y., Carol (Robert) Glasier of Madison, Ala., and Nancy (William) Meade of Oneonta, N.Y.; grandchildren: Dawn (Tom) Kaliszewski, Kathy Deist, Scott Ward, Corey Ruslink, Stephen Glasier, Christin Glasier, Brian (Lea) Meade and Alison Meade; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchil dren and former son-in-law, Olyn (Ruth) King, of Erie.
He was predeceased by his former wife, Florence Mallick Wagner; his brothers: Thorton and Thorald Symmonds and Dale Tressler; his son-in-law, Jack Deck, and daughter-in-law Sherry Ruslink.
The family sincerely ap-preciates the care that Don received from Laurel and the staff at Colonial Terrace Personal Care Home.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday May 23, 2013, at the Spitzer Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kristen Livings-ton, pastor of Abbe Reformed Church, officiating. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department or the Abbe Reformed Church.