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Edward J. Rusich, Jr.

Edward J. Rusich, Jr., passed away on November 30, 2018 at the age of 77. EJ was born in New Orleans, and raised in Arabi, LA. He was the son of the late Edward, Sr. and Juanita Cortes Rusich. He attended Holy Cross High School and graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He worked for many years at the Ben Franklin Store in Belle Chase, LA. He then started the Edward Rusich Seafood Brokerage Co. and was still actively in business until his death. EJ is survived by his devoted siblings, Donna Rusich Phister (Allin), Nita Rusich Meins (Dale), and Roland Cortes Rusich, as well as by many nieces and nephews. A private service was held for EJ on December 6, 2018 at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit

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