Russell G. “Rusty” Converse, Jr.

Saugerties – Russell G. “Rusty” Converse, Jr. died Thursday, July 2, 2020 at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, Broadway Campus. He was 67 years old.

Born February 5, 1953 in Fort Ord, CA. he was the son of the late Lorraine Owens Converse and the late Russell Converse, Sr. The former proprietor of Sawyer Ambulance in Saugerties, he worked as an EMT and medic for various ambulance services. Also, he formerly worked for Eastern Airlines and as an investigator for Social Security Administration.

Survivors include his brothers Darrell and Donald; sisters, Dawn Converse and Kimberly Brandow; and his dear friends Joe Sanford, Marie Pavlak, Mike Malone, and Andy Goldman and Andy’s wife Sue Speed.


Funeral services were private and under the direction of Buono Funeral Service, Inc., in Saugerties, NY. Please offer your condolences for Rusty and his family online at

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