Charles C. “Kip” Rustin III, 76, passed away on May 15, 2020, at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor. He was born July 3, 1943, the son of the late Charles Rustin Jr. and Olive (Gallant) Rustin and grew up in Old Town and Milford.
Kip served his country in the United States Army from 1962 to 1968 and did a tour in Vietnam with a rank of PVT E-1. He worked for Pratt-Whitney until his accident and was cared for by his mother until she was unable to care for him any longer. At that time, his nephew Tom Jr. became his guardian and arranged for his care at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor where he resided until his death.
Kip was preceded by his parents Charles Jr. and Olive; and his three brothers, Peter, Tom and Mike. He is survived by his nephew Tom Rustin Jr. of Bangor, a sister Carol Snyder and husband Tom of Old Town, a brother Joe Rustin of Penn., and a special cousin Mark Rustin; as well as several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law of Milford. The family would like to thank the Maine Veterans Home staff for their excellent care and comfort during his illness and stay there.
A memorial service with military honors will be private and held at a later date. Gifts in Kip’s memory may be made to the Maine Veterans Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.