Father Ruskowski was born on August 4, 1936, in Detroit, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 2, 1962.
His many assignments include serving as an associate pastor or weekend associate at Ascension Parish, Warren; St. Kevin Parish, Inkster; National Shrine of the Little Flower Parish, Royal Oak; St. Ives Parish, Southfield; and St. Paul of Tarsus Parish, Clinton Township. He was on the faculty of St. Mary’s College, Orchard Lake; SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake; St. John Provincial Seminary, Plymouth; and Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit. He was pastor of Our Lady of the Woods Parish, Woodhaven, from 1991-1996; and St. Owen Parish, Bloomfield Hills, from 1999 to 2007, when he retired from full-time ministry.
He will be waked at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road, Warren, (586-751-0444), where visitation will be held on Monday, September 17 from 3-9 p.m., and Tuesday, September 18 from 2-9 p.m., with a prayer service at 7.
Father Ruskowski will lie in repose at Shrine Chapel at Orchard Lake Schools, 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake, on Wednesday, September 19 from 9 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at *10 a.m.*