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Dawn Louise Rusaw

August 27, 1971 - June 26, 2016

Dawn Louise Rusaw (Kersey), 44, of New Port Richey, FL, went to be with her Lord on June 26, 2016.  Born August 27, 1971, Dawn came to Florida as an infant in April of 1972 from Bellwood, PA.  For most of her life, she spent her days as a homemaker and mother to her three children.  She also attained many degrees in the medical field from PHCC and Webster College.  Dawn was very active with her church, CCWC in New Port Richey.  She participated in their van ministry and choir, among countless other projects and groups.  In her spare time, she loved to do arts and crafts, especially with her grandchildren.

Dawn is preceded in death by her brother, Jesse Grassmyer, Jr.; sister, Linda Stoner; grandparents: Edger Kersey, and Donald & Caroline Yingling; and her aunt & uncle, Donna and Richard Selvege.  She is survived by her parents: Diane & Larry Kersey, and Jesse & Doris Grassmyer; grandmother: Loretta Kersey; son: James Rusaw, Jr (Destiny Hall); daughters: Tiffany Zullo (Michael) and Crystal Rusaw (Erasto Rodriguez); brothers: Wayne Kersey (Connie) and James Robbins; sisters: Becky Baker (Don), Carol Ann Ball, and Vicki Hoffmaster; grandchildren: Destiny Parker, Jaleesa Parker, Mackayla Zullo, Jasmine Rusaw, Antonio Rusaw, Jennetta Rodriguez-Rusaw, Falicia Rusaw, Arley Chapman, and one more on the way; aunt: Bonnie Phillips (Bill); nephews: Justin Kersey and Jordan Kersey; niece: Rachel Garrison; great nephews: Christian and Noah; great niece: Maria; and many more family members and dear friends in her large, extended family.

Dawn’s passing has come at such a young age after multiple hospital stays, leaving her family with neither the time nor the resources to fully prepare for the loss.  They are asking that you please visit the URL below and help them with any monetary gift you can.  Her family thanks you in advance for your generosity and kindness.

Please click here to help Dawn’s family through their tragic loss:  https://www.gofundme.com/29hqrang

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home

5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location:

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home

5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm

Location:

East Elfers Cemetery

7128 Baillie Dr
New Port Richey, fl 34653


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