John R. Rushton, III MD, age 96 yrs of Cherry Hill, NJ, (Formerly of Haddonfield, NJ) passed peacefully at his home on July 21, 2018. Beloved husband of the Late Mary Elizabeth (nee Markward) and the late Frances (nee Lafferty-Grimley)
He survived by five adoring daughters: Mary (Libby) Elizabeth Del Viscio (late Jim) of Cherry Hill, NJ, Anne Gavranich (Joe) of Ocean City, NJ, Julie Wilson (Brock) of Marco Island, FL, Kim Rushton of Marco Island, FL and Joan Gilmore (Tom) of Shrewsbury, MA, 8 grandchildren . Beth Morlino (John), James, John, Joseph Del Viscio and Madeline Abrishamian (Luis), Joseph Gavranich and Sarah and Jack Gilmore. 3 Great grandchildren James and John Morlino and Elle Abrishamian.
Dr. John R. Rushton III M.D.graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1940. He attended Villanova University for 1 year then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He attended Washington and Lee University and the University of Chicago until 1944. He then went to Jefferson Medical College, graduated in 1948 and proceeded to specialize in Psychiatry and Neurology.Re-enlisting in the U.S .Navy in 1954, he served at Great Lakes Naval Base for 2 years. During this time he feel in love with Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Markward, married and started a family.Dr. Rushton began his private practice and founded Our Lady of Lourdes Mental Health Unit, then started Burlington County Hospital Mental Health Unit and the Elmer County Hospital Free Clinic. He was also on the staff at Cooper Hospital, the Philadelphia Psychiatric Institute and The Friends Hospital of Philadelphia. He was a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the South Jersey Medical Society for 55 years.He retired from private practice at the age of 88. He donated countless hours to family and friends with loving guidance. He was a caring and compassionate physician who always made house calls and served his patients with unparallel dedication.Dr. Rushton was amateur inventor and enjoyed pursing many patents. He was a frequent toastmaster and had a legendary sense of humor. John Rushton was a loving father, grandfather and friend with a generous heart for all.
Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation Thursday, July 26 After 7 pm at HINSKI-TOMLINSON FUNERAL HOME 81 Haddon Ave., Haddonfield, NJ and Friday, July 27 from 1 Hour Before Mass at Holy Eucharist Parish, 344 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Holy Eucharist Parish, 344 Kresson Rd.,Cherry Hill,NJ Int. Pvt.
In lieu of flowers, Contributions in his memory may be made to Holy Eucharist Parish, 344 Kresson Rd.,Cherry Hill, NJ 08034