The regular sessions of the Rensselaer County Legislature are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in:
Legislative Chambers, Third Floor
Rensselaer County Government Center
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180
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Rustin Brothers: Paul, Theodore, Joseph- Honor a Deceased Veteran Ceremony
May 14, 2018
Honoring Paul T. Rustin, Theodore H. Rustin & Joseph C. Rustin, held in the Legislative Chambers
PAUL THEODORE RUSTIN, 1936-2016
Paul Theodore Rustin was born on March 22, 1936 in Glens Falls, New York to the late Wilbur Rustin and Ellen Hale Rustin. Paul was the brother of Phyllis, Ellen, Irvin, Thomas and John. The siblings that predeceased him were, Rhoda, Alice, Joseph, Theodore, David and Carlese.
Paul attended Troy Schools.
Paul enlisted in the United States Navy on April 6, 1954. He served aboard the USS Des Moines (CA- 134) and was the recipient of the Navy Occupation Medal. Paul was honorable discharged on January 25, 1957.
Paul married his wife, Barbara in Troy, New York. He is survived by his sons; Wayne, Paul, Jr. and Doug; and two step-children; Karen and Jeff. Paul is also survived by his grandchildren; Wayne and Dillon; his step-grandchildren; Lavinia and Kiera; and one great-granddaughter.
Paul was employed in the Auto Body Industry.
Paul enjoyed hunting, bowling, camping and horseshoes.
THEODORE HALE RUSTIN, SR., 1940-2016
Theodore Hale Rustin, Sr. was born on October 12, 1940 in Glens Falls, New York to the late Wilbur Rustin and Ellen Hale Rustin. Ted was the brother of Irvin, Thomas, John, Ellen, Phyllis and the late Paul. Ted was predeceased by his siblings; Rhoda, Alice, Joseph, Carlese and David.
Ted attended Troy Schools.
Ted enlisted in the United States Navy Reserves on December 12, 1957. He attended basic training at the Great Lakes Navy Center in Illinois and upon graduation he was assigned to shore duty at the Key West Florida Naval Station. On December 16, 1958, Ted entered into Active Duty with the Navy. On May 19, 1960, he reported to Mayport, Florida, where he was assigned to the USS Saratoga CVA -60 to O.I. Division as a Radarman. While serving aboard the USS Saratoga CVA -60, Ted participated in Operation Sword Thrust in coordination with our NATO Allies. Ted was honorably discharged on November 9, 1960.
On July 11, 1959, Ted married his wife of fifty-six years, Ruth Bowen Rustin. Ted was the proud father of Ruth Ellen, Terry and Theodore, Jr. Ted is also survived by his grandchildren, Amy, Ryan and Gwendolyn; one great granddaughter, Alyssa; and his best friend, Wallace A. Coffman.
Ted was employed with Behr Manning in Watervliet, New York and later retired from his own heavy equipment business.
Ted was a legacy life member of the USS Saratoga Association.
Ted’s favorite pastime was rebuilding and painting antique, classic, and street rod cars. He was the proud recipient of many trophies at car shows. Ted loved his 1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe, which he restored and inscribed “Built by Henry and Ted” under the hood.
JOSEPH CHARLES RUSTIN, SR., 1937-2015
Joseph Charles Rustin, Sr. was born on May 29, 1937 in Glens Falls, New York to the late Wilbur Rustin and Ellen Hale Rustin. Joseph was the brother of Phyllis Angell, Ellen Hughes, Irvin Rustin, Thomas Rustin, Paul Rustin, Theodore Rustin, John Rustin and the late Rhoda Bruce, Alice Lebentritt, David Rustin and Carlese Rustin.
Joseph attended Troy High School.
Joseph enlisted in the United States Navy on November 10, 1954 in Albany, New York. While serving in the Navy, Joseph was an Armament Mechanic. He was honorably discharged on May 22, 1958.
Joseph was married for fifty-five years to his wife, Martha Moore Howd Rustin. In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by his children; Maryellen (Russell), Joseph, Jr., David, Karen and Eric, and his five grandchildren; Kjelene, Evan, Adam, Dante and Timothy.
After Joseph’s honorable discharge from the Navy, he began working at Leaseway of Eastern, New York. He then went on to work at Leo’s Overhead Doors and later worked at LeRoy Holding, where he retired.
Joseph was a member of the American Legion of Cohoes and the VFW of Waterford.
Joseph was an avid card player and he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Special sessions may also be convened at the request of the Chairman.
The agenda for a regular session is available on the Thursday preceding the meeting. Members of the public have the opportunity to speak on issues contained in the agenda for one-half hour prior to the opening of the meeting.
We also have a Public Forum night; this is a great opportunity for the Public to make comments to the full Legislative Body. It is held on the Wednesday of the week preceding our regular monthly meeting in Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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