Wed. May 24th, 2023

Rustum, also known as Art, died peacefully in his home on March 22, 2019. He was born on December 27, 33 in the Philippines. Marcy was his love and he married her in 1962. They had three children. He served in the Philippine Navy, and later for the United States Government in Subic Bay as a Power Plant Technician with Public Works Center. In November 1978, he and his family moved to California. He worked in the private sector until January 1985, when he began his career as a Plant maintenance Mechanic 1 with the City of Escondido. While working, he completed an Associate Degree in Supervision. He retired in December 2012 after retiring as Senior Plant System Technologist. He was a lifelong member of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council. He had many great qualities. He was patient, loving and thoughtful, to name just a few. He was a great example of the saying, “Patience Is a Virtue”. He joked that he had worked “50 years” for their 50th wedding anniversary. Art and Marcy are still together after 60 years. He showed that it takes effort and work to maintain any relationship, as he stated because sometimes it is easier to walk away. He loved his children, grandchildren and wife unconditionally. He spoke few words. People listened to him when he spoke. He was considerate and always concerned for the well-being of others. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed reading, camping, gardening, fishing and sharing stories. Michael L. Petrungaro, his brother and sister, as well as his parents preceded him in death. His wife Marcelina R. Dulay is survived by son Odin R. Dulay; daughters Arlin Dulay-Irmer and Anita Petrungaro; daughter-in law Marlene C. Dulay; son-inlaw Michael Irmer and future son-inlaw Michael L. May. He also has five grandchildren, Lloyd M. Petrungaro (Lord of the Rings), Omar R. Dulay (Omar R. Dulay), Anthony A. Petrungaro ( Those who loved and knew him will miss him. We will never forget him. The viewing and visitation will take place on April 14, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, at Eternal Hills Memorial Park (1999 El Camino Real), Oceanside, CA. The Memorial Service is scheduled for April 15th at 1:00pm. Eternal Hills Mortuary and Crematory will handle the arrangements.