MILFORD – Ralph R. Rustin Jr. passed away Jan. 13, 2005, at a Bangor hospital following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 19, 1924, in Milford the son of Ralph and Dora (McLaughlin) Rustin. Ralph attended Milford Schools and Old Town High School. An accomplished machinist, Ralph worked for many years as a tool and die maker at both T. M. Chapman’s and the Lily Tulip Corporation. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, and camping especially the hours he spent at his camps on East Grand Lake and Crooked Brook in Danforth. Music was always an important part of his life and Ralph enjoyed the time he spent playing his many musical instruments especially his banjo. Oil painting became a recent hobby of his. In addition to his wife Dolores; he is survived by a daughter, Deanna; a son, David; and a sister, Jean Bond and her husband, John; and sister-in-law, Mary Damboise. His surviving nieces include Deborah Cyr, Cheryl Richard, Janie Christensen and Laurie Flannery; nephews, Ryan Bond, Michael R. Bond, and James Rustin. Predeceasing Ralph in addition to his parents, were his brother, Robert L. Rustin; and a nephew, Bruce B. Rustin. Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Brookings-Smith Old Town Chapel, 205 Main St., Old Town, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. R. Bruce Stevens of the United Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be held in the spring. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments immediately following the funeral at the United Baptist Church 86 Middle Street, Old Town. Memorial donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association Maine Affiliate, 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2208, Augusta, ME 04338-2208.