In Memory

Wayne Rushton

Wayne S. Rushton

An Eastlake man became the last Lake Countian in 1970 to fall victim to the Vietnam conflict.

Wayne Sterling Rushton, 21, of 1264 E. 343 St., Eastlake, was killed December 31, 1970, as the result of river action with enemy forces.  He was a member of the Seabees, construction branch of the U.S. Navy.

Born July 28, 1949, in East Cleveland, Mr. Rushton lived most of his life in Eastlake.

He attended Eastlake North High School.  After graduation he worked for Allen Hollender printers in Cleveland before joining the Navy two years ago.

He is survived by his parents, David and Ruth Rushton; two sisters, Mrs. George (Davida) Brown of Willoughby and Viann Rushton of Madison; two Brothers, Ernest of Austinburg and Wesley of Cleveland; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Green of Freemont.

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09/23/17 06:00 PM #1    

Karen Cady (Mackey)

This is Wayne's engraving on the Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall.

11/02/17 09:28 PM #2    

Wayne Eby

Wayne had so little, but gave so much.

11/02/17 09:31 PM #3    

Wayne Eby

11/03/17 04:40 PM #4    

Karen Cady (Mackey)

Wayne Eby, Thank you so much for posting this about Wayne.  I didn't know him very well, but when I learned of his being killed in Nam, it saddened me greatly. That period of time was hard for us all - "Am I going to be drafted?  Will my husband/boyfriend/son/brother be killed?"  I know other generations and other wars have experienced this, but this was our generation.  It was personal for us.  I am grateful for all who have served our fine nation.

03/12/18 04:38 PM #5    

Pamela J Babione

Wayne and I where cousins,  we grew together.  Even though we lived in different cities Wayne's and my Families visited often throughout our childhood and were good friends.   he often spent a few days or so at our house and we sometimes went to East Harbor State Park to go camping and swimming with our families.  I was deeply affected by his death, and I still miss him.

 wayne was a quite person and was not one of the popular kods but, he had a tough life and did the best he could, He was kind and a good person.  I will never forget Wayne.   Love Pam!.

03/13/18 07:53 AM #6    

Gary Maznik

RIP Wayne.


03/13/18 06:30 PM #7    

Jeffrey Frischkorn

Nice thoughts about Wayne, Pam.. So sorry for your loss.. Gary, few of us can understand quite like you what all of this means.. Thank you for your service...

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