Marvin M. Ruzansky, 88 years of age, of West Hartford died peacefully on Tuesday, January 22, surrounded by his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. Marvin was born in Hartford to the late Harry and Rose (Roisman) Ruzansky. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II serving as part of the submarine service. Marvin owned and operated the former Capitol Candy Company until he retired in 1989. He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans both locally and in Vero Beach, Florida; a member of Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester, and Temple Beth Shalom in Vero Beach. For years he was active in the West Hartford Rotary Club, on the board of directors of the American School for the Deaf, chairman of the West Hartford Republican Town Committee, served on the Republican State Central Committee, and was on the board of directors of the National Candy Wholesalers Association.
He leaves his wife of over 65 years who he adored, Rita (Neporent) Ruzansky. They shared a rich life, and were devoted to each other. He was generous in spirit, grateful for every moment, and committed to helping others. He also leaves behind his three daughters, Andrea Gordon and her husband Gary Granger of Avon, Susan Bush and her husband Thomas of Canton, and Barbara Ruzansky and her partner Peter Meadow of Lyme; four grandchildren, William Gordon, Katie Oleyer and her husband Michael, Russell Bush and his wife Jenna, and Lisa Bush.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10: 00 AM in the Chapel of Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Jonathan Welfare Society Cemetery, Tower Ave., Hartford. The family is sitting Shiva at the home of Andrea Gordon, 25 Sheffield Lane, Avon immediately after the interment from noon to 5:00, and again on Saturday from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. There will be a minyan at 5:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Submarine Veterans Inc., 40 School Street, Groton. For further information, directions or to sign the guest book for Marvin, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.