Patricia C. Rusevlyan

Published 7:24 pm Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Patricia Canham Rusevlyan, 83, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2020. A true Washingtonian, she was born in Washington, D.C., and lived much of her adult life in Arlington, Virginia. She was raised in the Northwest section of D.C., attended the Academy of the Holy Cross. She loved her time working as an usher for 16 years at the Kennedy Center and 19 years with Arlington County Schools, serving children as the Tuckahoe Elementary cafeteria manager.

Pat was the original sports mom. She supported her husband while he played football at the University of Maryland, then later as he was teaching and coaching at O’Connell High School. She was also the team mom for countless Little League and youth league teams as her three sons played year-round sports. She was always supportive and made sacrifices for her sons so that they could enjoy their youth to the fullest. Through athletics she made many special relationships and was an avid sports fan her entire life; she especially enjoyed Alabama football — Roll Tide!

She had a plaque in her kitchen that joyfully read, “There is a special place in heaven for a mother with three sons.”

Pat enjoyed traveling and was always up for an adventure. Whether she was with her long-time friend and side kick, Merle DeGroote, or by herself, she was always ready to explore and bring back stories of her travels. Cruising became one of her most treasured activities, as she enjoyed the different mix of people that she would meet on every trip.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Davie Canham Sr. and Audrey Langley Canham; her husband of 40 years, Andrew Robert Rusevlyan Sr. (“Bob”). She is survived by her sons, Andrew Robert Rusevlyan Jr. and wife Sue, of Charlotte, John Joseph Rusevlyan and wife Kenda, of Florence, Alabama, David Scott Rusevlyan and wife Ainsley, of Aurora; brother, Donald Davie Canham Jr. and wife Alice; three grandchildren, Todd Gordon, Leigh Rusevlyan, Jack Rusevlyan; two great-grandchildren, Macie Gordon and Ben Gordon.

Due to the current COVID virus, a service will occur in Washington, D.C., at a later date, to be determined. If you would like to be notified when it will occur, please email and we will make sure you will be included.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Rusevlyan family.