Edward R. Rurack, 94, a native and lifelong resident of Haverhill, died
Saturday morning, February 23, 2019 at High Pointe Hospice House in
The son of the late Thomas and Francesca (Dul) Rurak, he was educated in the Haverhill Public School System and graduated from Haverhill High School with the Class of 1942.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy from December of 1944 until June of 1947, earning the rank of Yeoman First Class. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Medal, American Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, the European, African ,Middle East Area Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Medal. During his service time, Mr. Rurack was assigned to Admiral Blandy’s staff at the "Operation Crossroads” test of the atomic bomb at Bikini Island in 1946.
Mr. Rurack was employed as a salesman and the Used Car Manager at the former Marble Cadillac-Oldsmobile dealership in Lafayette Square, Haverhill and later retired from the staff of Northern Essex Community College.
Mr. Rurack was a past president of the Polish Young Men’s Association, and the Pulaski Club of Haverhill and a past commander of the Polish-American Veterans of Haverhill. He was also a member of AmVets Post # 147 and the VFW Post #29 of Haverhill.
A member of All Saints Parish of Haverhill, Mr. Rurack enjoyed extensive traveling around the world, including many cruises with his late wife Elizabeth "Betty” Rurack, gardening, and creating a peaceful and quiet yard for he and his wife to enjoy.
He was predeceased by his wife of sixty-six years, A. Elizabeth "Betty” (Lynn) Rurack in 2018 and was also predeceased by his sisters, Katherine Sobrezenski, Anna Rurack, and Mary Davinis, and brothers, Michael Rurack and John Rurak. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill, MA. His funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will take place immediately after in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.berubecomeau.com