302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Ronald Harry Rust

Ronald Harry Rust, age 77, died on March 3, 2019 following complications from lymphoma.

Born in Milford, Delaware on September 28, 1941, he was the son of the late Harry and Alma (Tease) Rust. Raised in Milford, Delaware with summers in Slaughter Beach, Delaware, he had a career with DuPont Nemours Company spanning 30+ years and taking him around the globe.

His friends and family knew him as dynamic, charismatic, fun-loving, hard-working, and funny. He was quick to smile and loved any complex project—yours or his.

He is survived by his wife Margaret (Turner) Rust, children Heather, Michelle, Lowell, Bryan, and Ashley. His sister, Joyce (Rust) Feulner, his grandchildren Benjamin, Delaney, Grace, Harry, Lucas, Riley, Piper, and Max will miss him greatly. He is predeceased by his wife Christina Mae (Morgan) Rust.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the American Red Cross as Ron was the grateful recipient of generous platelet donations.

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 15th at Grace United Methodist Church, 900 N. Washington Street, Wilmington at 11:00 am with a reception following at Brantwyn House, 600 Rockland Road, Wilmington. Interment will be private.


    Nora Morgan Gleadow writes,
    Our sincerest sympathy to all of Ronnie's family during this difficult time of loss.
    03/09/2019 05:26 pm
    Martha Ide writes,
    Sending love from our family to Margaret. We are grieving with you. With Love, Martha & Rob Ide
    03/09/2019 05:51 pm
    John Moore writes,
    The Moore Family sends our condolences to The Rust family. Ron was a great friend, co-worker and neighbor. He had a wonderful work ethic and natural sense of curiousity. Always a pleasure to be around.
    03/10/2019 10:24 am
    Ann Ashmore lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Margaret and family I'm so very sorry and sad to learn of Ron's passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. I only met Ron a few times, but I remember well his enthusiasm, humor, vast knowledge, stories, kindness, patience and generosity during a talk he gave about his bees. The program ended with him unexpectedly donning his entire beekeeper outfit, then removing a sheet from one of his hives full of honey as everyone there gathered, looked on in awe and amazement! Please know you and yours are in my prayers and on my heart. Love, Ann A.
    03/10/2019 02:15 pm
    Barbara Tebbens Ellis writes,
    Joyce and family, I am sad to learn of Ronnie's passing. He was such a kind and gentle person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Barbara Tebbens Ellis
    03/10/2019 06:05 pm
    Miranda writes,
    Mrs. Rust & Family, It was truly a pleasure to know and take care of Mr. Rust. He always had a smile on his face and was so pleasant and easy to talk to - I always enjoyed seeing him from time to time. I am very sorry for your loss. I am thinking of your family during this time. Miranda
    03/10/2019 06:56 pm
    Cynthia Heldt writes,
    My deepest sympathies to all the Rust family at the death of Mr Rust. It was my privilege to be his doctor for many years-he was always a "hale fellow,well met." He loved his time in Maine working in the woods. his working, his family and his many trips, especially to Australia. He was always curious, enthusiastic and full of life. All the best to all of you at this difficult time. Cindy Heldt MD
    03/12/2019 12:45 pm
    The Skipp Family writes,
    Truly a man who thought of his community and applied his talents and ideas to make the world a better place. Louds Island, Maine will miss his presence dearly. Our love to the Rust Family. The Skipps
    03/12/2019 04:36 pm
    Susan and Justin Ryan writes,
    Ron was an incredibly caring and talented man who will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and the community. A special and wonderful person. Our deepest sympathy.....Love, Susan and Justin Ryan.
    03/13/2019 11:42 am

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