Carl Howard Marushia

01/14/1929 — 02/02/2014

From Richland, WA, USA | Born in Marytown, West Virginia

Carl Howard Marushia

Carl Howard Marushia, 85, a resident of Richland for 63 years, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 2, 2014 after a long, painful battle with lung and heart disease. He was cared for the last five weeks by a loving family, friends and wonderful Hospice personnel. He spent less than a day at Hospice House where he passed away.

He was born to Joe and Blanche Marushia in Marytown, WV on January 14, 1929 and spent most of his young years there. In 1952 he was transferred to Camp Hanford by the U. S. Army to honorably serve his country and meet the love of his life, Shirley Jetton. They were married almost 61 years.

Carl worked for the Richland School District 27 years as a school bus driver a job he loved!, in general maintenance and as a plumber. During much of that time his home was blessed with almost 200 special foster children another job he loved!. He felt that being a dad to the foster children, his son Tony and his daughter Teresa was the most outstanding accomplishment of his life

He was a man of his word and a handshake was his bond. He did many unusual acts of kindness and loved everyone. He especially liked to hunt and fish. He tried to encourage people and make them smile. His favorite saying was, "I like everything and everybody. Life is too short not to laugh and try to uplift each other–and hopefully make them smile! If life has you on your back, there is nowhere else to go but up and God will provide what you need."

Carl is preceded in death by his mother, father, his son Tony and siblings Joe Marushia, Tennie Merix, Mary Ratcliff, Eula Craft and Norma Monteleone and special "brother" Chuck Mona Davis. He is survived by his wife Shirley, daughter Teresa Larry Olson, brothers; Tommy Peggy Marushia, Richard Marushia; 4 grandchildren, Justin, Amber, Jacob and Jessica and one great grandson, Sawyer, many nieces and nephews!

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  • Carl and family were an inspiration for a young foster boy . There love and sense of family was always present. Life moves along and my path went away from them, but they have always lived in my heart. Love to all and Carl will never be without his smile

    Tom
    December 25, 2020
    ARROYO GRANDE, CAL
  • Dear Shirley & family, I was so sorry to hear of your recent loss & my heart goes out to you at this time & am praying for your peace & comfort. Love, Sue

    Sue Kerr Garfield
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • DEAR SHIRLEY & FAMILY, WELL, NOW, WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY, BUT TO AGREE WITH THAT BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE WRITTEN FOR CARL. HE WAS A ‘MAN OF GOD, A “MAN’s MAN” ALWAYS SO WILLING TO SHARE HIS KNOWLEDGE, TIME & FRIENDSHIP, IMCLUDING THAT EVER-PRESENT SMILE. A “TENT-HUT” SNAPPY SALUTE TO A FELLOW VETERAN and MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL & HIS FAMIOLY. LOVE YA ALL, BOB

    BOB BUSH
    November 4, 2014
    RICHLAND, WA, U.S., of, A.
  • Dear Shirley & family, I was so sorry to hear of your recent loss & my heart goes out to you at this time & am praying for your peace & comfort. Love, Sue

    Sue Kerr Garfield
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • DEAR SHIRLEY & FAMILY, WELL, NOW, WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY, BUT TO AGREE WITH THAT BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE WRITTEN FOR CARL. HE WAS A ‘MAN OF GOD, A “MAN’s MAN” ALWAYS SO WILLING TO SHARE HIS KNOWLEDGE, TIME & FRIENDSHIP, IMCLUDING THAT EVER-PRESENT SMILE. A “TENT-HUT” SNAPPY SALUTE TO A FELLOW VETERAN and MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL & HIS FAMIOLY. LOVE YA ALL, BOB

    BOB BUSH
    November 4, 2014
    RICHLAND, WA, U.S., of, A.
  • Having known Carl was the best thing that ever happened to our family. My dad Glen Kidder and Carl were best of friends while at work or play fishing. I Eva met Carl when I started Kindergarten. I loved having him as my bus driver for 12 years. He always had a smile no matter what time of day or if he was tired. He is what you would call HAPPY go lucky.

    It was an honor to be his friend. We Love you Carl. The Kidders

    The Kidders
    November 4, 2014
    W., Richland, WA, usa
  • Doyle and I are so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. We will never forget his BIG smile and caring nature. While he worked for the RSD, I never had to worry if something went wrong in my room…even multiple times. He would always be there and it would be fixed. I probably slowed things down because I would sit and listen to him and ask questions while he talked. He had the most interesting stories. He was missed when he retired and he will be missed now. All our condolences to the Marushia family.

    Doyle and Kim Boatman
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • Carl was a joke steer and coy and I loved hearing his stories. We enjoyed our times we spent togather at Glenn’s and Gracie’s house and granny’s buffet for many enjoyable parties.we would like to remember Carl running the hills of w.virgina hunting and fishing and visiting his family.our thoughts and prayers go out to all family members of this wonderful man.

    Coy and Velma jarrett

    Coy &velma jarrett
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Mrs. Marushia, Teresa and families:

    Sorry to hear of your loss, but also relieved to hear that Carl’s pain is gone forever. I haven’t seen Carl much in the last few years, but when I would run into him at a grocery store, we would always have some good conversation and he never looked a day older than the last time I saw him. I should have got his secret for that. He was a man of strong faith and character. Carl was a good man and we will keep your family in our prayers in this difficult time. God Bless

    Brad & Lynette Low
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • My Dear Shirley & Family,

    Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you today. I have so many good memories of my uncle Carl and all of you. I will miss him. Love you so much.

    Betty

    BETTY S JONES
    November 4, 2014
    Welch, WV