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Ernest E. "Rusty" Bristow

November 29, 1944 ~ May 8, 2021 (age 76)



On May 8th, 2021, Ernest E. “Rusty” Bristow, passed away in Hanover, MD. Rusty is survived by his loving companion and best friend of 16 years, Juanita Miller. Rusty had a devoted and larger than life family with numerous beloved friends. Rusty spent his earlier years being raised in Colorado, and later Rusty transitioned to Maryland--where he resided for over 50 years. Rusty was a devoted member of his community and he was affiliated with the following organizations: Jessup Community Association, Harmons Association, Anne Arundel County Parks and Recs, the Maryland Stock Car Racing Association, and many other clubs and communities. Rusty had an affinity for Volvo’s and could talk endlessly about them.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Maryland Veterans Cemetery Crownsville, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD 21032 beginning at 2:30 PM in the Chapel.  

As of May 18, 2021, shelter capacity has returned to normal, and all visitors must wear face coverings when inside the chapel. Please periodically check the Maryland Veterans Cemetery website for any additional updates. 


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Memorial Service
May 27, 2021

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Maryland Veterans Cemetery Crownsville
1122 Sunrise Beach Rd
Crownsville, MD 21032

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