Joan McGraw-Rushkowski – Oneida Dispatch

Joan Elizabeth (McGraw) Rushkowski, 91, of Jupiter, Florida, and long-time resident of Alexandria, Virginia, peacefully handed away on January 18, 2024, along with her husband of 67 years by her facet.Joan was born to the late John and Dorothy McGraw on June 17, 1932, in Oneida, N.Y., and graduated from Vernon Verona Sherrill Excessive College, Verona, N.Y.Joan married Ed Rushkowski in 1956, and resided in TN, OK, KY, Germany, MA, HI, VA, and FL. Joan is survived by her husband, Ed, and daughters Debbie Ford of Bristow, VA, Jeanne Mullis (Leon) of Georgetown, S.C., Ann Grifana (Ken) of Woodbridge, VA, Sue Rushkowski (Leon) of Jupiter, FL, and her sister Pat Byrom of Jacksonville, AL. She was predeceased by her son Scott McGraw, and daughters Mary Ann Maiden, Patty Dunkin and Lynda Hedges. She can also be survived by 18 grandchildren, 21 nice grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.Joan’s family members described her as, ‘â?¦unselfish, spirited, sturdy, strong-willed, proficient, loving, she sewed nice Christmas stockings, cherished Elvis and the Redskins, fierce, decided, fearless, sassy, a reasonably woman, caring, relentless, and he or she cherished unconditionally.’ She was a cherished caregiver for a lot of in her local people of Stratford on the Potomac and was well-known for her elaborate Halloween and Christmas shows.Funeral service shall be held on the Outdated Submit Chapel, Ft. Myer, VA, and burial at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery on June 6, 2024 at 2:45pm. A Celebration of Life on the Outdated Dominion Boat Membership, Alexandria, VA, will observe the burial, 5:00pm.The household needs to thank Residence Suite Residence Assisted Dwelling of Jupiter, Florida, and Trustbridge Hospice of Palm Seashore County Florida for his or her compassionate care.


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