Gerald Eugene Rushton
b. 16 October 1930, d. 4 October 1993
- Father: George Aldous Rushton b. 21 July 1892, d. 30 July 1975
- Mother: Mary E. Rhodes b. 4 March 1894, d. 21 December 1973
- Gerald Eugene Rushton was born on 16 October 1930 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- He was known as Jerry.
- The following appeared on 26 September 1942 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Frieda M. Graves, 1428 Fort avenue, this city, announces the recent marriage of her daughter, Jessie May, to Lieutenant George A. Rushton, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, 720 Monteagle street, this city. The young couple, shown above, were married at Fort Lewis, Washington, where Lieutenant Rushton is currently stationed with the Adjutant General department of the 44th Infantry Division. Captain Howard Tomlinson, assistant division chaplain, officiated.
Mrs. George Rushton and son, Jerry, mother and brother of Lieutenant Rushton, and Mrs. Birdella Bell, also of this city, who recently returned from an extended trip along the West Coast, were present at the ceremony..
- The following appeared on 15 January 1952 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Russell MacVittie, Twentieth street, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ann, to Cpl. Gerald E. Rushton, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, Monteagle street.
Miss MacVittie is a graduate of Niagara Falls high school and Bryant Stratton Business IOnstitute, Buffalo. She is employed at the Electro Metallurgical company.
Cpl. Rushton, also a graduate of Niagara Falls high school, is stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga., with the 508th Airborne division.
- The following appeared on 9 July 1952 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Sgt. Jerry Rushton, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, Monteagle street, is visiting his parents until July 20. Sgt. Rushton is a paratrooper stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga.
- The following appeared on 19 May 1953 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Sgt. and Mrs. Gerald E. Rushton will reside at Ft. Benning, Ga., after their wedding trip following their marriage on Saturday at Gilman Avenue Methodist church, Marietta, Oh.
The bride is the former Miss Mary Ann MacVittie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. MacVittie, Marietta, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, this city. The Rev. Calvin Rodsheffer officiated at the double ring ceremony at 2:30 p.m. before the altar enhanced with white gladioli.
Mrs. Curtis Caldwell, organist, played the "Wedding March" from"Lohengrin," "I Love You Truly," "O, Promise Me," "The Sweetest Story Ever Told," "Melody of Love," "Through the Years," Liebestraum" "At Dawniing," and the "Wedding March" from "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Carrying a single white orchid on a prayer book, the bride was given in marriage by her father. Her waltz-length gown was fashioned with a bodide and drifting tier of French lace and her illusion veil was caught to a Juliet cap edged with pearls.
Net ballerina-length gowns with matching stoles were worn by the bridal attendants, Miss Janet MacVittie, sister of the bride and maid of honor who was gowned in pale yellow, and the bridesmaids, in powder blue who were Miss Agnes Cleary, Buffalo, and Miss Mildred Rushton, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Nancy Lou MacVittie, junior bridesmaid and sister of the bride. They carried colonial bouquets of spring flowers.
Mr. Rushton was his son's best man. The ushers were Mr. Donald Rhodes, cousin of the bridegroom, and Mr. Edward Mondor.
White accessories were chosen by Mrs. MacVittie to wear with her pink flowered nylon chiffon street-length dress. Her corsage was of pink roses. The bridegroom's mother complemented her navy blue nylon chiffon dress with white accessories and a white roses corsage.
The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents.
For traveling Mrs. Rushton selected a blue linen suit with white accessories and a white orchid corsage.
- The following appeared on 20 May 1953 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Miss Mary Ann MacVittie and Sgt. Gerald E. Rushton repeated nuptial vows at the Gilman Avenue Methodist church, Marietta, O. The Rev. Calvin Rodeheffer performed the double ring ceremony at which the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. MacVittie, Alta street, Marietta, became the bride of the son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, Monteagle street. Sgt. and Mrs. Rushton will make their home at Ft. Benning, Ga., where the bridegroom is stationed.
- The following appeared on 18 September 1954 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: [Born] To Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Rushton, Athens, Ohio, Sept. 8, a daughter, Cathy Lou. Mrs. Rushton is the former Miss Mary Ann MacVittie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. MacVittie, Marietta, Ohio, formerly of this city, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William MacVittie, Sixth St. Mr. Rushton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, Monteagle St.
- The following appeared on 8 May 1960 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: The class of 1950 of Niagara Falls High School will meet for a reunion party on June 11 at the Century Club. What are the class members doing now and what did the class prophet -- 10 years ago -- predict they would be doing? Let's take a look. . . .
"Over the bedlam came the sound of frantic voices from within the Last National Bank. Pretty Boy Gerald Rushton was staging another daring robbery while his gun moll Blondie MacVittie waited outside in the get-away car."
"Pretty Boy" is now married to "Blondie" and they are still on the "move." Mr. Rushton is a salesman with the Pure Oil Co. of Akron, Onio, and the Rushton family -- including two daughters and a son -- will move to Akron as soon as the sell their home in Tonawanda.
- The following appeared on 1 October 1960 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: [Died] At Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1960, Susan Lynn, infant daughter of Gerald E. and Mary Ann Rushton. Sister of Cathy, Brenda and Geary; granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton this city and Mr. and Mrs. Russell MacVittie, of Marietta, Ohio. Friends may call at Gridley Funeral Home Inc., 750 Main St., Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Funeral services Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Richard J. Davey, D.D., officiating. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
- The following appeared on circa 25 August 1963 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, 720 Monteagle St., were feted Saturday night at a family reunion in the LaSalle Room at the Treadway Inn in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 25, 1913, in Niagara Falls.
Hosts at the surprise affair were their four children, Mrs. Edward Harness, Ft. Ord, Calif; Gerald E. Rushton, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; George A. Rushton, Appleton, Wis., and Edward M. Rushton, 4239 Crescent Drive.
A cross-country trip to the home of Mrs. Harness, with stops in Wisconsin and Ohio, was the gift of the children. Mrs. Harness was unable to be present at the celebration.
The couple also was honored at a dinner at Hotel Niagara on Aug. 17 by the Past Matrons of Niagara Falls Chapter No. 582, Order of the Eastern Star, with Mrs. Cecil Marshall presiding.
Presentations were made that time by Mrs. Milton Norris on behyalf of the Messiah Shrine No. 18, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem; Niagara Falls Court No. 30, Order of Amaranth; LaSalle Chapter No. 785, OES, of which Mr. Rushton is a member; Niagara River Triangle No. 120; District Deputy and Staff of Rebekah, Niagara No. 2 and members of the former drill team, LaSalle Chapter OES of which Mr. Rushton was drill master for several years.
After the presentation Fred Moir sang a solo and a mock wedding was portrayed. A tiered wedding cake was prepared by Mrs. William Sharples and decorated by Mrs. William Garner.
Attending the family party were brothers and sisters f the honored couple. They were Mrs. Mable Duffy, Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Rhodes and family, Sarasota, Fla; Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Rhodes and family, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Rushton and family, this city. The couple has nine grandchildren.
- At the time of his death Gerald Eugene Rushton was living in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, at 6533 Applewood Boulevard.
- Gerald Eugene Rushton died on 4 October 1993 at age 62 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center.
- He was interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio.
- The following appeared on 5 October 1993 in The Vindicator: Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Davis Funeral Home for Gerald E. Rushton, 62, of 6533 Applewood Blvd., who died of cancer early Monday in St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center after a long illness. Mr. Rushton was born Oct. 16, 1930, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a son of George A. and Mary Rhodes Rushton, and lived in Cuyahoga Falls and Columbus. He was a graduate of Ohio University, was a member of its Alumni Association and its Pi Kappa Alpha Alumnae Association. He was a financial consultant for the John Hancock Life Insurance Co. for more than 23 years and was inducted into the Youngstown Association of Life Underwriters Hall of Fame in November 1983. He was the John Hancock Mutual Fund Man of the Year in 1992 and in 1981 was the public service director for the Youngstown Association of Life Underwriters and received its Bronze Dublin Award. He was also a member of the Million Dollar Round Table and John Hancock's Presidents Honor Club and received numerous other awards from John Hancock. Mr. Rushton was president of the board of directors of the Regional Council on Alcoholism, was founder and president of the board of the THEOS foundation (widows grief organization), was a life member of the Boy Scouts of America, was on the planning and organizational committees for Hospice and Health-O-Rama, and was on the advisory committee of the medical assistants program at Youngstown State University. He was a supporter of the Boardman and Cardinal Mooney high school athletic departments, and past president of a parent-teachers association in Columbus, was the founder and charter president of the Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Chapter of Civitan International, and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Boardman United Methodist Church. Besides his wife, the former Mary Ann McVittie, whom he married May 16, 1953, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Cathy Pokrivnak of Boardman and Mrs. Brenda Veauthier of Columbiana; a son Geary C. in Texas; a brother, George A. of Appleton, Wis; and four grandchildren. A daughter, Miss Susan L; two brothers, Edward M. and Charles; and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Harness, are deceased. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the Gerald E. Rushton Memorial Fund at any branch of the Mahoning National Bank, to be used for area youth educational opportunities.
- Last Edited: 18 Nov 2012
- Susan Lynn Rushton b. 16 July 1960, d. 29 September 1960