MILFORD – Robert L. Rustin, died unexpectedly, early Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2003. Robert was a fun loving, quick witted, unpretentious man. He lived for hunting and fishing, telling stories and being with his family and many friends. He had just spent three weeks in the Allagash with his wife, Mary, and son, Jimmy, bird hunting. Bob retired from Maine Central Railroad after 39 years as track repairman. 32 degree RW Robert Rustin was an active and faithful member of the Masonic Bodies, including a member and past master of Star in the East Lodge No. 60 AF & AM of Old Town, and a past district deputy of the 6th Masonic district. He was a member of the York Rite Bodies and the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Bangor, where he was an active member of the degree teams. He was also a member of Anah Shriners and the Academicians. Bob belonged to the Pine Tree Snowmobile Club and enjoyed cooking Sunday breakfast at the club house. He was a member of the Milford Congregational Church and loved telling his “lessons on life” stories to the children during the service. Bob and his wife, Mary, played Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus to the delight of many area children of all ages for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served in the medics during World War II. Robert was the son of Ralph and Dora (McLaughlin) Rustin. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary I. (Damboise) Rustin of Milford; his children, Deborah (Rustin) Cyr and her husband, Michael Cyr, of Bangor, Cheryl Richard and her husband, Billy, of South Carolina, and James Rustin and his wife, Eva, of Texas; his grandchildren, John S. House, Kirby Richard, Keegan Richard, Kristen Osgood, Eva Rustin, Jon Rustin, Megan, Jenna and Chanelle Cyr; one sister, Jean Bond; and a brother, Pete Rustin, both of Milford; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; and one son, Bruce Rustin, in 1993. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 at Brookings-Smith, Old Town Chapel, 205 Main St., where all are welcome to a Masonic memorial service at 5:30 p.m., conducted by the officers of Star in the East Lodge of Old Town. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, at Brookings-Smith, Old Town Chapel. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Milford Congregational Church following the service Thursday. Gifts in his memory may be made to the memorial fund of the Milford Congregational Church, P.O. Box 387, Milford, ME 04461.