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RUSIE, Butch born April 11, 1952, in Pasco, Washington. Passed away April 25, 2010, in Lancaster, Calif. He has lived in the Antelope Valley for 43 years and was a 1970 graduate of Quartz Hill High School. He worked for 30 years with Intl. Operating Eng. Local 12. He enjoyed golf, fishing, NFL and was a 25 year member of Fin and Feather Club. He was a great cook, but he was the BBQ KING. His greatest joy in life was being a grandpa and he was the best. He was a true American and the most honest man Ive ever known. He left us way too soon and no words can express how much we love and will miss him. Survived by his wife Teresa, children Ryan, LaVone, Christa, Sal and Mike, grandchildren Tanner, Moli, Mike, Nick, Nat, Mel and Ariane, parents Jan and Jim Santineau, Lavina and John Weaver, sister Sandy Gravett, brothers Paul Gravett, Jay, Lee and Mike. Viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, 2010, with services at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, 2010, both at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, Lancaster.

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