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Bernard D. Rush

August 26, 1929 ~ August 1, 2020 (age 90)

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Bernard “Bernie” D. Rush, 90, of Eighty Four, died Saturday morning, August 1, 2020 at Presbyterian SeniorCare - Southminster Place, Washington.

He was born August 26, 1929 in Washington, a son of Robert J. Rush and Helen Leonard Rush.

He was a graduate of the Avella High School and attended Penn Commercial in Washington.

For 50 years, he was an accountant and co-owned and operated Rush Accounting, P.C. in Eighty Four and Bentleyville.

A veteran, he served during the Korean War as a corporal with the U.S. Army.

Mr. Rush was a member of the Emmanuel United Presbyterian Church and the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants.

His wife, Eleanor Bostich Rush, died July 17, 2008. They were married September 2, 1950 in Ellsworth.

Surviving are a daughter, Joy Lynn Rush Budkey (Jim) of Kernersville, North Carolina; son Barry L. Rush (wife Donna) of Eighty Four; four grandchildren, Barry Lee Budkey, Jr. (wife Dia), Michael Rush (fiancée Emily), Courtney Rush (Zack) and Benjamin Rush; great-grandson, Harrison Lee Rush and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased is a son, Bernard D. Rush, Jr. and a brother, Robert J. Rush, Jr.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2020 with Rev. Dawn Sherwood, pastor of Emmanuel United Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials to the Washington Area Humane Society, PO Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330 (

Due to the current limitations on gatherings set by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, visitors in the funeral home during the visitation will be restricted to 25 at a time.  Visitor’s time will be limited to five minutes so others have the opportunity to pay their respects. Facial covering and social distancing are required in the funeral home.  Please refrain from visiting if you have traveled to or from a Corona Hot Spot in the last 14 days.

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August 4, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home
809 Main Street
Bentleyville, PA

Funeral Service
August 5, 2020

10:00 AM
Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home
809 Main Street
Bentleyville, PA

Interment Following Funeral Service
August 5, 2020

Beallsville Cemetery
32 Chestnut St., PO Box 240
Beallsville, PA 15313

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