In Honor of Elwood Rushby Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick
Posted on 2013-01-29
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a man who has
made significant contributions to Pennsylvania's 8th District and to
our country. Mr. Elwood W. ``Woody'' Rush passed away on Sunday,
January 20, 2013 at the age of eighty-three. While his family, friends,
and community members mourn his passing, they find comfort in
remembering his legacy. Woody was born and raised in Bucks County,
Pennsylvania. He went on to serve in the United States Army in 1951
during the Korean War era. Upon completion of his military service,
Woody returned to Pennsylvania's 8th District to begin a lifelong
career with Sherwin Williams Paint Company.
Woody was also dedicated to making his community a better place. He was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Dublin, PA, where he taught Sunday school and served as President of the church consistory. In addition, he served on St. Luke's Union Cemetery Committee for many years. Mr. Rush is an example of a leader and a true patriarch. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know two of his sons within whom Woody has undoubtedly instilled his strong family values. His service to both his country and his community will always be venerated.