John ("Jack") & Janet Rusk, long-time Pittsfield residents, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Mazzeo's Ristorante and a picnic for friends & family at their home. They were married on June 22, 1946, at Pawtucket Congregational Church in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The picnic was hosted by their 5 children: Greg (Roma), Bedford, TX; Bob (Holly), Waukesha, WI; Dave (Kenna), Yorktown, VA; Debbie (Len), Norco, CA; Dick (Kim), Dalton, MA; 8 grandchildren [Mike (Nicole), Mitch, Shawna, Dan, Mallory (Will), Heather (Martin), Lindsey, and Kate]; and 6 great-grandchildren (Caleb, Logan, Kylie, Lukas, Willem, & Edison).
The Rusks are members of South Congregational Church & have been active members of Navy League as well as College Club bridge & gourmet groups. Jack has been a member of The Berkshire Hillsmen barbershop chorus for over 42 years. Jack worked as an engineer for General Electric for over 37 years & retired in 1984. Janet, a fabulous homemaker, is still working full-time with no retirement date in sight!