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Charles Arvid Cusumano

October 23, 1943 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 73)

The Piano Brothers

   Mr. Charles Arvid Cusumano of Campbellsville was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 23, 1943 to the late Carl VanMiller and Edith Ann-Marie (Johnson) Cusumano. He departed this life on Wednesday, August 24, 2017 at his home after an extended illness. He was 73 years, 10 months, and 1 day of age. He was a Physician’s Assistant and was employed at the Taylor Regional Hospital and a retiree of the Muhlenberg Community Hospital. A graduate of the inaugural class of Physician’s Assistants at Cornell University, Mr. Cusumano was a well-traveled, educated, creative, and caring man, and he opened his heart and home to several friends and international students. He was married to his sweetheart, Sandra (Foos) Cusumano, over 37 years. She survives. He was a talented drummer with a passion for “big band” music of the 1920’s and 30’s, an avid Chicago Bears fan, and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was a former professor for the University of Kentucky, a founding Fellow of the Cornell Weill PA program, and a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants, and several other professional organizations.

Besides his wife, he is also survived by:

   Two children: Carl Alexander of Deland, Florida, and Andrea Meryl of Edgewater, Florida,

   A sister: Lisa Knight of Atlantic Highlnds, New Jersey,

   A brother: Robert Cusumano and wife Mary Patrice of Marshfield, Massachusetts,

   A niece and nephew: Jocelyn Renee Knight and Eduardo Torres, both of New Jersey,

   Four grandchildren: Katlyn Allen, Carmen Cusumano, Raelyn Cusumano, and Rhiannon Cusumano,

   A close buddy and former brother-in-law: Albert “Bo” Knight of Maplewood, New Jersey,

   Friends and international students: Helene Edflak, Ingella Strindvall, Lisa Rieman, Maxi Gehrmann, and Gloria Laforgia,

   And a host of other relatives and close friends.

   Mr. Cusumano chose cremation, and there will be a private family service at a later date in New Jersey.

   In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to Hosparus of Green River or the Arrow Foundation Pet Rescue. Those can be made in person at the funeral home or online through the “How Can I Help” tab on the front page of this site.


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