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Russell "Rusty" O. Sears, Sr.

Russell "Rusty" O. Sears, Sr.

Jan 21, 1946 - Jun 14, 2024

Russell "Rusty" O. Sears, Sr. - Obituary


ussell “Rusty” Owen Sears, Sr., 78, a 36-year resident of Riva and previously of Annapolis, passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2024 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Born on January 21, 1946, in Annapolis to the late Russell Sears and Peggy Quathamer, Rusty attended Annapolis Senior High School before going on to establish a 30-year career; as a firefighter, from which he eventually retired. Rusty was an active life member of the Annapolis Elks Lodge, Annapolis Moose Lodge, and Annapolis Legion. Additionally, he was a member of the Anne Arundel County Fire Retired Fighters Association. In addition to his parents, Rusty was preceded in death by his children, Russell O. Sears, Jr. (Tammy) and Shannon Zerby, and his brother, Bobby Sears. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Louise Sears; his daughters, Donna Wheeler (Eddie) of Tarboro, NC, Robin Russell (Vince) of Odenton, MD, Lori Erber (Tom) of Edgewater, MD, and Jill Sears of Greenville, NC; his sister, Alice Myers (Bob) of Arnold, MD; his grandchildren, Josh Sears of Macclesfield, NC and Courtney Parrisher (Steven) of Tarboro, NC, and Jordan and Jenna Erber of Edgewater, MD, and two great-grandchildren; Eli and Caroline Parrisher of Tarboro, NC. Friends are invited to celebrate Rusty’s life on Thursday, June 20 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD where his funeral service will be held on Friday, June 21 at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Anne Arundel County Burn Unit, 8684 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108 and The American Heart Association. Condolences may be made by using the Memories link on this page.