Christine Ann “Chris” Rusnak
Christine Ann “Chris” Rusnak, 88, of Philipsburg, died Sunday, February 19, 2017, at her residence.
Born March 3, 1928, in Osceola Mills, she was a daughter of the late John and Verna (Shimmel) Winkler.
She was married on July 4, 1957, at the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, in Osceola Mills, to Joseph M. Rusnak, whom survives at home.
She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg.
Chris had been employed with a number of former Philipsburg area businesses throughout her working career including: The 5 & 10 Store, General Cigar and her father-in-law’s business, Rusnak’s Market. Also, Chris and her husband, Joe, had owned/operated the former Holiday Inn, (Tyrone Pike) RD Philipsburg.
Chris was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Francis “Bud” Winkler and his wife, Frances; and one brother-in-law, Lawrence “Larry” Dipko.
In addition to her husband, Joe, Chris is survived by one daughter, Steveann V. “T-Bird” Rusnak and her companion, Clifford L. “Butch” Breon, Jr., of Philipsburg; one son, Mark J. and his wife, Victoria E. (Prestash) Rusnak, of Philipsburg; three grandchildren: Steven T. Rusnak, Briana E. Rusnak and Mateeia C. Breon; one sister, Henrietta “Dutchie” Dipko, of Philipsburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 404 S. 4th. Street, Philipsburg, with Fr. John Gibbons, Celebrant.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg. The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 3:30 pm at the funeral home.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Osceola Mills.
Memorial contributions may be made in Chris’ memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.