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Mark Rustin

Rev. Mark Edward Rustin

Sunday, January 4th, 1948 - Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
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BANGOR - On September 3, Mark Edward Rustin passed away at age 72 from pancreatic cancer. Mark was born and raised in Old Town, Maine. He attended University of Maine and Bangor Theological Seminary. In his early years, he worked in law enforcement and was a small business owner. As a pastoral minister, he served churches in Veazie, Warren, Hiram, and 26 years at North Deering Congregational Church in Portland. Most recently he served Carmel Union Congregational Church. Mark had a God given gift in his calling as a pastor and was a wonderful speaker which gave comfort to so many. One of his great joys was being a Little League umpire. He belonged to the Masonic Fraternity for 26 years. He was a member of Seminary Hill Daylight Lodge #220. He served as a Grand Chaplain from 2001-2012, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Maine from 2012-2016, and the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maine from 2018-2020.
On May 1, 1976, he married the love of his life, LaVerne. They became a family with LaVerne’s three children. Together, they had a son, John.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, LaVerne, and their children: John Rustin, his wife Kaitlin, and children Maddison, Jack, James; Richard Ivey, his wife Kim, son Will; Donald Ivey and children Britney and Taylor; Linda Upham her husband Andy, and children Jennifer, Brandi, Kathryn, CJ; sister Diane Rustin and children Denise and Danielle. He has several beloved great grandchildren.
Due to COVID 19 concerns, there will be a graveside service on Monday, September 7 at 1pm at Lawndale Cemetery in Old Town, Maine. His good friend Reverend Douglas Drown will officiate. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.
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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, September 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, September 7th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Lawndale Cemetery
    Address
    Stillwater Avenue
    Old Town, ME 04468
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    Officiant
    Rev. Douglas Drown

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Carol Ridlon

Posted at 10:07am
So sorry to read about Mark's passing. He was a wonderful man. Always so kind and both he and LaVerne were excellent listeners. LaVerne and Mark and their son John were an important part of our lives when they lived in Portland. I know my sons always enjoyed being at their house and their friendship with John. We had many good memories.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Carol Ridlon
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Kathy.best@yahoo.com

Posted at 01:06pm
My heartfelt condolences to Laverne, John, and all other family members. I came to know the Rustin’s as a member of the North Deering Congregation Church. My son and John were close friends while in grade school. Mark was kind and gregarious and made a difference in many people’s lives. May your many memories of Mark’s presence in your family help you during this transition. Sincerely, Kathy Best
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Sarah Elizabeth Zwicker

Posted at 11:14pm
Mark Rustin I’m going to miss you so much he was the pastor who baptized me as a baby and I went to his church at North Deering Congergational Church growing up my grandmother would bring me and I was in the church choir there please be my guardian angel and watch over me.
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Tom Borthwick

Posted at 03:56pm
Condolences to Mrs. Rustin and his family. Meet Mark many times through Masonry, He was a good man and always had time to stop and talk. Reached out with a friendly hand shack. May the good lord be with you.
R. W. B Tom Borthwick Deputy Grand Master of New Brunswick.
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Donna Ward

Posted at 02:41pm
Sending love and big hugs to LaVerne and all of Mark’s family. We met Mark when he was pastor of our little church in Hiram. He was such a kind gentle man and a great hugger! He was responsible for the famous roast beef suppers put on monthly at the church as well as the much enjoyed men’s breakfast. Donna & Darryl Ward, Hiram
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