In Memory

Michael Ruskin

Michael Ruskin

DELAND - Michael David Ruskin, 68, passed away July 13, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Ruskin was born Feb. 28, 1951, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, to Virginia Mae Edel and Karl Ruskin Jr.
He graduated from Dan McCarty High School in Fort Pierce, and attended the University of Florida.
After moving to DeLand in 1971, Michael earned his license in professional land surveying.
He was a charter member of the Volusia County Chapter of the Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors (FSPLS), serving as chapter president (1981-83 and 1993-94) and as District 3 state director (1982-84).
He was a longtime member of DeLand Elks Lodge 1463.
Michael enjoyed Gators football, sudoku, playing golf, watching classic films, and spending time with his grandchildren.
After retiring, he continued to work with Blackwell & Associates on special projects for Volusia County.
He was an avid patron and supporter of the Athens Theatre and the MainStreet DeLand Association.
Michael is survived by daughters Michelle Ruskin of Tucson, Arizona, Dawn Lynn Cervantes and her husband, Dustin, and their children Cayla and Ciera, all of Deltona, and Shannon Ruskin and her children Tyler, Trevor and Peyton, all of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; brother Tim Ruskin; and sisters Lynn Craig and Lori Johnson.
He was married three times and maintained a longtime friendship with ex-wife Linda (Barber) Hoyle.
The family requests that you raise a glass in his honor, and support Downtown DeLand and the Athens Theatre.

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07/23/19 10:34 AM #1    

Billy Gilda Ruth Quarles Webb (Webb)

So sorry for your loss, Michael Ruskin, Billy an Gilda Quarles Webb send prayers to family an friends of the family, We live in Deland, too, Great place to live.

07/30/19 01:26 PM #2    

Lois Walters (Gordy)

Condolences to Mike's family as we say good bye to another Eagle!  We missed him at our recent reunion.  Our prayers are for peace and comfort to his loved ones.

07/31/19 10:45 AM #3    

Allan Colby

Michael and I were pretty good friends in high school. Sorry to hear of his passing.

08/14/19 07:32 AM #4    

Elinda Hunter

Condolences to Mike's family and friends. I didn't know him well. Just as a classmate general, Class of '69 Eagles were and are awesome!  So sorry to see another one of us depart.

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