John J. Rusnak

Published 10:40 am Friday, September 28, 2018

John J. Rusnak


John J. Rusnak, 57, passed away on September 22, 2018.

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A web content coordinator, John worked at Centre College for over a decade. Raised in West Homestead, Pa., he was a graduate of Steel Valley High School and the University of Pittsburgh (BS, Computer Science). Before moving to Kentucky in 2003, he was employed at PRN Health Service in Pittsburgh. John was also a talented artist, musician, and songwriter who released two albums, Algorithms and Cell Memory. While he had fond memories of his travels to Toronto, Prague, Strasbourg and London, he was never happier than tending his garden alongside the neighbor’s cat.

He was the spouse of Steven Beaudoin; son of the late Joseph and Frances (Hrico) Rusnak; and brother of Joseph A. (Lorraine) Rusnak, David R. (Deborah) Rusnak, Audrey F. (the late Dale) Hinkle, and Laura J. (Terry) Judy. John took great joy in being the uncle of Amy (Rusnak) Advey, Joseph M. Rusnak, Bryan L. (Jamie) Judy, Jeffrey M. Judy, Alison L. (Jonathan) Makowski, and Timothy L. (Hayley) Hinkle; and the great uncle of many nieces and nephews.

John reminded us each day to live in the present, to make the most of what life has to offer. His family and many treasured colleagues and friends will miss him – his music, his wry humor, and his playfulness.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VH1 Save the Music ( in John’s name.