Deborah Ann Tusina

May 23, 1954 - September 5, 2022

05/23/1954 - 09/05/2022

Deborah Ann Tusina entered into the realm of Angels in heavenly peace on Monday, September 5, 2022.

Deborah was born on May 23, 1954 in Bellaire, OH, the daughter of the late Albert Frank and Mildred Lee (Rife) Tusina. She was a member of the former St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wheeling and a current member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.

Deborah was a graduate of West Virginia College of Business and was employed with Blue Cross – Blue Shield in Wheeling for 28 years. She was also an excellent seamstress.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Frank and Eva Vidonic Tusina; maternal grandparents, Carl and Gladys McFadden Rife; a paternal aunt, Helen Tusina Goleski; a maternal aunt, Laura Rife Yankavitch and a maternal uncle, Carl L. Rife.

Deborah is survived by a maternal aunt, Marigene Rife Johnston of Wheeling; a maternal uncle, Jerry L. Rife of St. Clairsville, OH and several cousins.

A private visitation and Mass of Christian burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Entombment will be held at Mt. Calvary Garden Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association by click here.

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Ellen L Clegg
1 year ago

I am so sorry to hear this. I worked with Deb at Blue Cross for many years. Fly high you are free now.

Elizabeth Jura Webster
1 year ago

High school friends. Rest in peace, Debbie.

Renee Dorsey
1 year ago

I am so sorry to see this. Although I never knew what her treatments were for, I knew she was fighting like a lion. God Bless her, she is free from pain and restored.