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Dr. Richard D. Rusak

December 10, 1927 April 28, 2016
Dr. Richard D. Rusak
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Obituary for Dr. Richard D. Rusak

DR RICHARD D. RUSAK M.D. 


DR. RICHARD D. RUSAK M.D. , THE HUSBAND OF JEANETTE (JAN) RUSAK, ENTERED ETERNAL LIFE ON THURSDAY APRIL 28, 2016. RICHARD WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 10, 1927 IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN AND THE SON OF FRANK AND WANDA (WOJNAROWSKI) RUSAK.
HE GREW UP IN DETROIT WHERE HE GRADUATED FROM THE EDWIN C. DENBY HIGH SCHOOL. 
RICHARD THEN SERVED IN THE MILITARY (ARMY) IN " CO "L" 351ST IND" AS A RIFLE M-1 SHARPSHOOTER. HE RECEIVED A DECORATION AND CITATION ( ARMY OF OCCUPATION MEDAL WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL ) UPON HIS HONORABLE DISCHARGE. 
RICHARD CONTINUED HIS EDUCATION, PUTTING HIMSELF THROUGH MEDICAL COLLEGE AT WAYNE STATE. HE COMPLETED HIS MEDICAL INTERNSHIP AT ST.LUKES HOSPITAL ( NOW COVENANT HEALTH ) IN SAGINAW, MICHIGAN. STANDISH, MICHIGAN IS THE FIRST SITE THAT RICHARD SETUP HIS MEDICAL PRACTICE, UPON BECOMING A BOARD CERTIFIED  FAMILY PRACTITIONER. A FEW YEARS LATER, HE THEN MOVED HIS MEDICAL PRACTICE TO GLADWIN, MICHIGAN. THIS TOWN WAS WHERE HE BUILT UP HIS PRACTICE THROUGH GLADWIN HOSPITAL AND IN ADDITION, HIS OWN OFFICES THROUGHOUT HIS MANY YEARS IN GLADWIN. HE LOVED THE TOWN AND THE PEOPLE. HIS SCOPE OF PRACTICE RANGED FROM BUMPS & BRUISES TO SURGERIES AND DELIVERING BABIES. HE WAS A COMPASSIONATE AND CARING DOCTOR. HE EVEN MADE HOUSE CALLS. 
RICHARDS AFFILIATIONS INCLUDED A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS, AMERICAN  MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS AND THE AMERICAN LEGION. HIS HOBBIES THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE  INCLUDED DEER HUNTING DURING THE WINTER AND A LITTLE BIT OF FISHING AND BOATING DURING THE SUMMER. HE ALSO WOULD DRIVE HIS DOG TO TOWN, AT TIMES, SO THE DOG COULD ENJOY THE DINING OF CHICKEN AT KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN. 
DR RICHARD D. RUSAK WILL BE HAVING A PRIVATE BURIAL WITH FAMILY. BASED ON HIS COMPASSIONATE CARING NATURE, ANY MEMORIAL DONATIONS CAN BE SENT TO THE GLADWIN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER.


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