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Maurice W. Rumsey, 82, a retired teacher with Perry Central School, died Saturday, (Jan. 30, 1999) at home.

A native of Wheeling, W.Va., Rumsey received a bachelor's degree from Mansfield State University and a master's degree from Syracuse University.

He was an earth science and biology teacher at Perry Central for 31 years, retiring in 1977.

Rumsey served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army's 19th General Hospital during World War II.

He was stationed in England and France.

A member of the Baptist Church of Perry, he was a former church deacon and former treasurer of the Christian Education Board.

He was a former member of the Camera Club and was an avid painter and wood carver.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Anastasia Rusiniak; a son, Paul of Naples; a daughter, Darlene M. Cohen of King of Prussia, Pa.; three brothers, Jerald of Mansfield, Pa., James of Canton, Pa., and Richard of Anderson, S.C.; three sisters, Elizabeth Seelye of Canton, Lois Peters of Dallas, and Audele N. Longley of Park Forest, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Baptist Church of Perry on Main Street.

Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.


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