HAIG A. RUSHDOONY 1925-2010

Haig Ara Rushdoony, 85, went home to be with the Lord on July 22, 2010. He was born on May 22, 1925 in Kingsburg, CA to Y. K. and Rose (Gazarian) Rushdoony and later lived also in San Francisco, CA, Detroit, MI, and Turlock, Walnut Creek and his last 25 years in Danville, CA.

Haig Rushdoony served as a Professor of Education at California State University, Stanislaus, from 1961 to 1985. He received his doctorate degree from University of California, Berkeley, in 1961, and his bachelors and masters degrees from San Francisco State University in 1949 and 1953 respectively. Before receiving his doctorate. Haig was a teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District from 1949 to 1961. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army in the Philippines, Western Pacific, and other campaigns before being honorably discharged in 1946. All of this accomplishment however did not measure up to his service to his Lord Jesus Christ whom he loved and served to the very end.

After retirement, Haig and his wife Vula founded The Macedonian Outreach in 1989 (www.macedonianoutreach.org), a Christian charitable organization, which helps meet the spiritual and physical needs of people in the Balkan Peninsula of Southeastern Europe. Haig remained active in The Outreach’s work until his death. Haig was a member of Community Presbyterian Church, Danville and fellowshipped with many valley churches who loved and supported The Macedonian Outreach.

He is survived by his wife, Vula Rushdoony; son Jonathan and daughter-in-law Kathryn Rushdoony, son James Rushdoony, daughter Karen and son-in-law Jay David, son Jim and daughter-in-law Jill Krouscas; grandchildren, David and Rose Rushdoony, Sophia, Elaina and Charis Krouscas, Joshua, James and Isaac David and many nieces and nephews who loved and respected him.

Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Community Presbyterian Church, 222 W. El Pintado Road, Danville, CA 94526, 925-837-5525. Burial was in Kingsburg Cemetery, Kingsburg, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Macedonian Outreach, P.O. Box 398, Danville, CA, 94526.

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7/26/2010 - Contra Costa Times article