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In Memoriam: Thomas B. Rush, Equipco, Inc.

Thomas B. Rush passed away on November 14 at the age of 65. Mr. Rush began his career at Equipco, Inc. in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, in 1964 at the age of 18 working as a stock boy in the parts department. Over the next 18 years, he held the position of parts manager, rental manger, used equipment manager, salesman and sales manager. In 1982, together with Carl Swanson and Buzz Kendall, he purchased Equipco from Jim Phillips and became vice president and owner, until he retired in October 2009. Mr. Rush devoted himself to Equipco, and helped to lead Equipco to become the organization it is today.

An avid golfer, his friends believe his first question to St. Peter was: “Where is the first tee, and what is the course record?” Mr. Rush is survived by his wife Paulette, children Paul, Todd and Lisa, and nine grandchildren.

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