George Fred Rust Jr., retired postmaster

September 16, 2019

George Fred Rust Jr., 90, of Georgetown passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Georgetown, the son of the late George Fred Rust Sr. and Ella Mae (Holton) Rust.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the postmaster for Harbeson and Millsboro Post Offices, retiring in 1990.

He was a member of American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro, as well as past commander, a member of  Providence U.M. Church in Georgetown, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and a member of the Improved Order of Red Men for 49 years and past great sachem of the State of Delaware.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Katherine Prettyman, Raymond Rust, Louise (Sebastian) Simeone, Blanche (Victor) Epolito, Jack Rust and Eleanor (Preston) Elliott. 

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Mundorf) Rust; children, Karen Rust Farrell (Patrick) of Flagler Beach, Fla., George F. (Rusty) Rust III (Denise) of Millsboro and Keith Rust (Lilly) of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Jaime (Ken) Alderman, Jordan (Brittney) Farrell, Yi-Cai Zou (Naum Pitu) and Jessie; and five great-grandchildren, Salada, Axl, Rillian, Liam and Landon.  

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Providence U.M. Church in care of Maryleen Cathel, 216 W. Market St., Georgetown, DE 19947; or Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.


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