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Rusty Graska

July 18, 1944 December 16, 2018
Rusty Graska
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Obituary for Rusty Graska
Rusty Valeria Graska (Garstka)

First Pitch July 18 1944- Final Out December 16 2018
Rusty was born to Leonard and Cecelia Gartska in Griswold Connecticut. She
was raised in Jewett city, with her older sister Joanna and attended Catholic School. She
graduated from Griswold high in 1962 where she met and then married David Graska of
Jewett city.
Well-traveled, she enjoyed the many different places she lived and visited due to
being married to a military man. She was active in the Solano Yacht club during the 90's
and into the 2000's. She was an important member of the Travis AFB Catholic church
and while her children were school aged, she ran the Religious education program. Rusty
was also involved in both scouting programs and sports in which her children
participated. She retired from Travis Unified School District after 28 years from a career
in special education and then as the attendance secretary at Golden West Middle school
where she took great pride in remembering every student by name.
She loved her adopted dog Drifter, who was a spoiled, faithful and loving
companion for twelve years before he passed earlier this year. She loved dancing, the San
Fransisco 49ers, her beloved San Fransisco Giants and planning events.
Rusty is survived by her four children Melissa Schmiedt (JD), Matthew Graska
(Marina), Jeffrey Graska (Michelle) and Drew Graska (Angie), her 9 grandchildren
Siana, Cory, Leah, Colleen, Thonalan, Andrew, Nicholas, Brandon and Brianna and she
was also blessed with 5 great-grandchildren Gauge, Farran, Addisyn (Siana), Ryker
(Colleen) and Mason (Andrew).
In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation in her name to a charity of
your choice as she had many favorites. A small service will be held Dec. 28 th . Family can
be reached at her home.
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