Catharine Marie Ben Rusko, formerly of New Brighton, and more recently of Monaca, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011.
Born in Warren, OH, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Ben. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lee Rusko, on July 25, 1997, and a sister, Frances McGovern. She was raised in Aliquippa and was known to be ?the life of the party?. Marie and her husband, Howard loved to dance and often attended the dances at the Monaca American Legion. Marie was a member of St. Mary?s Byzantine Catholic Church in Ambridge.
She leaves a son, Howard J Rusko, and his wife, Julie, of Topeka, KS; a daughter, Bonnie Rusko of Fresno, CA; two sisters, Helen Ben and Shirley Golixer and her husband, Larry all of Monaca; five grandchildren, Melanie Chervick, Howard Jacob Rusko, David Rusko; Leilani Rodriques and Brian Wininger. six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where a blessing service will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Her pastor, Reverend Father Kevin E. Marks, will officiate.
Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.