Portsmouth is mourning the sudden passing of the city’s long-time recreation director and High School athletic director.
In a letter to staff, City Manager Karen Conard called Rus Wilson a beloved colleague, coach and mentor to many.
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Wilson spent more than 40 years as a city employee.
Conard added, “For his entire career, Rus cared deeply about the youth of this city and demonstrated it every single day. He will sorely be missed.”
In a letter to staff, Portsmouth High School Principal Mary D Lyons wrote, “We are not only saddened but stunned by this sudden loss. Rus touched the lives of many and will be sorely missed.”
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