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Edward Rusnica, Sr.

November 24, 1937 — November 13, 2020

EDWARD J. RUSNICA, SR., 82, of Greensburg died Friday, November 13, 2020.

Edward was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend.  Ed was born November 24, 1937 in NuMine, PA to the late John and Mary (Cwiek) Rusnica.  He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. In 1961, Ed graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon) with a degree in mechanical engineering.  He immediately purchased his first car, a 1961 red & white, fuel-injected Corvette.  That began a life-long love of classic muscle cars.  Ed spent 8 years in the Air Force Reserves.  The love of flying was another passion and he eventually earned his  private pilot’s license at age 41.

Ed is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carla (Conard) Rusnica, sons John E. Rusnica and Edward J. Rusnica, Jr. (Malinda) and daughter Dr. Debbie Murdock (Mattson).  Also surviving is his sister Joanne Holleran and five grandchildren:  Edward T. Rusnica, Rylie C. Rusnica, Maxson J. Murdock, Grace M. Rusnica, Carlie S. Murdock, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, John B. Rusnica, two sisters: Genevieve Rusnica and Elizabeth (Betty) Barlock.

Ed retired in 1996 after a 30 year career with Westinghouse Electric Corp. where he held various managerial positions.

The family wishes to thank the Latrobe Hospital Hospice program, Dr. Matt Govora and all the nurses who gave Ed special care.

Donations may be made to Latrobe Hospital Foundation or Blessed Sacrament Cathedral.

There will be no public viewing.  Edward’s funeral mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 300 North Main Street, Greensburg on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 9:30 AM.  Arrangements are being handled by Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, Greensburg.  For online condolences, please visit

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Monday, November 16, 2020

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Blessed Sacrament Cathedral

300 N Main St, Greensburg, PA 15601

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