Born on June 26, 1946 in Manhattan, New York
Departed June 8, 2022 in Melbourne, Florida
William (Bill) Rusich of Satellite Beach passed away on June 8th, 2022 after a brief illness. Bill was born in Manhattan, NY. He moved to Satellite Beach with his wife Barbara in 1972 when his employer Tensor Engineering relocated to Florida. Bill was a structural draftsman who worked on steel bridge projects that were built all over the country. He retired from Tensor Engineering after 50 years.
He is survived by his loving wife Barbara of 51 years, his son Joseph Rusich and wife Jennifer, his son John Rusich and wife Aida and his adored grandson Ryan. Bill was truly a family man who was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.
After he retired you could always find him working in his yard or at his workbench building a wood project of his own design. He loved taking trips back to New York City with his family to visit his long-time best friends. He loved the bright lights and fast pace of the city. He always said “once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker”.
He had a fantastic sense of humor and made us laugh every day. His memory was incredible and he could tell you what event happened on any given date. He loved history and his wealth of knowledge kept us all on our toes.
He touched so many lives in his 75 years and was so well loved. He will always be missed, but never forgotten. He was one of a kind and his generous spirit will live on in all who loved him.
from Satellite Beach wrote on June 22, 2022:
We were so fortunate to know Bill and Barbara and Joey and Johnny. We moved here in 1985. Barbara taught CCD with me and Terry Zeitfuss. We taught the class that Johnny and my youngest, Rick, were in at HNJ.
Ricky and Johnny are still best friends. Bill was a great role model for them. Rick thought the world of Bill, and he always said that Bill had a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by our whole family. Our kind thoughts and fervent prayers go out to the whole family. Fondly, Grace Dahmke and sons.
from Satellite Beach wrote on June 16, 2022:
I don't know how you sum up 41 years of memories into words. And I am sure there is a word limit on here anyway. As you would say time and tide wait for no one. Thank you for always being there for me. A steady hand on my shoulder pushing me forward in life. You taught me so much with your work ethic. Those early mornings that went into late nights to provide for your family is stuff of legend. Countless hours of laughs and good times we had together. You knew everything and were always right, it was impossible to doubt you. You were my friend, teacher, drinking partner and my Santa Claus. But most importantly my father. I can stand on my own two feet in this world, because you held my hand and taught me to walk and kept me from falling. I will miss you, love you, and cherish the time we spent together. To enjoy the journey, you must first enjoy the ride. I love you and will will remember you always.
wrote on June 15, 2022:
I worked with Billy for 30 years at Tensor and have missed him daily since his retirement 9 years ago. He embodied the heart and soul of a working man who always put his wife and family first and himself last. He was a hard-working tough guy with a heart of gold. We will miss him dearly.
from Inialantic FL wrote on June 15, 2022:
I worked with Billy for 30 years at Tensor and have missed him daily since his retirement 9 years ago. He embodied the heart and soul of a working man who always put his wife and family first and himself last. He was a hard working tough guy with a heart of gold. We will miss him dearly.
from West Melbourne wrote on June 15, 2022:
I worked with Bill for many years and came to know him as a good man... He loved his family and I'm sure they miss him very much...I look forward to enjoying his company again when God brings Bill back to the Earth...Alive and well...
That's a promise I believe will happen...
The Bible often compares death to sleep. (John 11:11-14)
God can awaken the dead, just as we can awaken a person from sleep. (Job 14:13-15)
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from Cocoa wrote on June 14, 2022:
It was always a pleasure cutting Bill's hair! Great conversation about his family and being from New York,as I am. I'm so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏