Edward Rush, 79, of Gridley died March 1, 2007, at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital in Gridley.
Born in Yuba City, he was a longtime Mid-Valley resident.
He was the owner and operator of Spruce Drugs, now Longs Drugs in Gridley and held a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from University of California, San Francisco.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gridley, being a deacon and elder; Gridley Rotary Club; active with the Community Food Closet; and taught with the Laubach program, an adult literacy program.
Also, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ruth Rush of Gridley; two sons, Peter Rush of Redlands and David Rush of West Lake Village; two daughters, Amy Rush of South Pasadena and Julie Stevens of Danville; and five grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the Community Food Closet in care of the Presbyterian Church and the Gridley Education Foundation and may be left in care of Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel in Gridley.
Services: Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel in Gridley. A memorial service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Sycamore and Kentucky streets, Gridley, with Pastor Nick Sorani officiating. Private burial will be in the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery.