Robert Thomas “Tommy” Combs Rusden
March 19, 1985 - September 29, 2020
Robert Thomas “Tommy” Combs Rusden, age 35, of Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.
Born in Newark, DE on March 19, 1985, he was the son of Robin Williamson Rusden. Tommy was affectionately known as “Big Tom” and often compared to a teddy bear and a gentle giant. He loved fiercely, enjoyed the outdoors, and mechanics. Tommy’s favorite past times include fishing trips to North Carolina, being with his friends and family, and filling the house with laughter. He will be remembered fondly by his sly grin, huge beard, and big personality.
Tommy was preceded in death by his father, Tom Combs; and maternal grandfather, Robert Williamson. He is survived by his mother, Robin Williamson Rusden; stepfather, Robert Ames; sister, Amanda Cullen and her husband Jack; nephew and nieces, Jackson Cullen, Henley Cullen and Quinn Cullen; maternal grandmother, Nellie Williamson; and several aunts and many cousins.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a memorial service at 11 am. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tommy’s memory to Firm Foundation Recovery, 2242 St. James Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808.